Cat Lover

The prophet Muhammad was a cat lover, and in Islamic cultures, cats have always been appreciated for more than just their extermination skills. According to one of the most well-known stories about Muhammad’s reverence for his beloved cats, when he was called to prayer and his favorite cat, Muezza, was sleeping on the sleeve of his prayer robe, Muhammad cut off the sleeve of the robe rather than disturb Muezza. (Sound familiar? How many of you have forgone getting off the couch because you had a cat asleep on your lap?)