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Regarding Cats (Ayatollah Sistani followers)

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Salam Aleykum Brothers and Sisters in Islam!

There seems to be a new Fatwa by Seyed Ayatollah Sistani! 

According to the past this was stated in the Q&A section of his (the emince) website

Question: What is your ruling about cat hair on a person's dress during salat?
AnswerCat hair does not make prayers void.
Cat Hair
 
2Question: Can I keep a cat in my house?
Answer: There is no problem.
Animals
 
3Question: Does cat hair affect your prayers.
Answer: According to Grand Ayatollah Sistani, cat hair does not affect the prayers.
Animals
 
4Question: What is the Islamic law about cat hair found on your clothes during prayer?
AnswerCat hair does not affect your prayer.

 

Now lately looking into the Q&A section it got some changes!

Question: What is your ruling about cat hair on a person's dress during salat?
Answer: If there is one cat hair or there are two or three hairs on a person's body or clothe, his prayer is in order but if there are more than that, his prayer becomes void, as an obligatory precaution.
Cat Hair
 
2Question: Can I keep a cat in my house?
Answer: There is no problem.
Animals
 
3Question: Does cat hair affect your prayers.
Answer: According to Grand Ayatollah Sistani, cat hair does not affect the prayers.

 

Now my question is what does this tell me now, cause it got me really confused when u look at question 1 and question 3, here. Is it now permissible to pray with cathair on your clothes or even on your prayer rugs or not. The problem is I am a follower of him and had persian cats over so many years. Now this is stated and obviously my cats didn't die. What shall I do? I will do whatever it takes to make my Salat being Inshallah accepted by Allah swt. but there must be something or an option without giving them away!

If you could help me I would remember you in my supplications!

 

Wa Salam

Seyed Ashkan "WalAsr"

 

 

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What this means is that your clothing and prayer mat can't be covered with cat hair, but if there are a few stay hairs it's not a problem. Basically use a lint roller before prayer or keep the cats off these surfaces. 

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2 minutes ago, WalAsr said:

So basicly i can keep my cats. And my prayers will not be void as long as it won't cover the rug or my clothes like fur :D, right?

Well you need to be what would generally be considered clean in addition to the requirements of tahirat and wudu. If the fur is noticeable, remove it before you start your prayer. If you don't notice it until after, don't worry about it, your prayer is still valid. 

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11 hours ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

Get a sphynx; no hair, no fuss

Brother I, over the years, have 2 beautyfull persian cats! And as a follower of Seyed Ayatollah Sistani hfz I never had problems ( as you can see on the excerpt of the Q&A section before his eminence changed it)! My question was not about me thinking of getting cats. That is why I asked about how I should understand this, cause the definition was a bit unclear!

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