I am having Tonsillitis now, which is like my major problem. And I am all starting to feel and experiencing the heat of the wrath of furthering study. Not in terms of the classes per se; which I enjoy them very much as aligned to my interests; but the agony of balancing my monthly budget is beginning to crumble and with the upcoming salary-to-be-deducted-for-the-housing-loan; I really have to re-plan my budget- like a major shift!
Anyway, that is not the real reason for this entry. The reason is to write about Oscar, my male cat who has just being NEUTERED! Yeah, as in being castrated. Huhuhu…. Initially, I thought of simply just sending him to get vaccinated. I always had the intention of getting him neutered BUT when I did it, I have to say I do feel a little bit awkward and guilt. So, why on the first hand I did it, right?
So thin and scrawny. Perhaps the operation make him that. Well, yeah, he was forced to fast. I guess that’s why. Don’t worry. You are going to be fat later on!
For cats owner, rearing cats can be therapeutic BUT they breed like fleas! For instance, I only had 2 cats last year which were Oscar and Duchess and NOW within a single labour, I already got 3 additional kittens – Muezza, Sagwa and Crookshanks! Bless my soul that I even half-praying that these kittens would died during the fragile infancy period BUT of course, God knows best and crippled my ‘evil undoing’ (Alhamdulillah). Anyway, I always get tips and advises from other cats lover and most of them neutered their cats to control the breeding.
The genitalia. Huhuhu… I feel a twinge of guilt but it was for a greater good. After all, Oscar already had a good fuck and fathered two incestuous kittens. Huhuhu…
You know, Islam is a great religion as it protects all creatures; human, plants and even the animals. Cruelty to animals ARE PROHIBITED. Of course these days, the insolence act of Moslems do not go in sync with the what the religion preaches hence painting the bad image. That is why I was initially having doubt about this castration affair. BUT, I’ve checked online and there is even a poster in the pet clinic in Rawang that I always frequent, which is the Klinik Verteriner & Surgeri PC at Taman Hijau, Rawang circa Rawang Mutiara Business Park; stating a issuance from JAKIM as “fatwa” as dated July 2002 :
“All pets like cats and dogs are allowed to be neutered or spayed in order to maintain the health and welfare of both the animals and the community”
Or in Bahasa Malaysia Language :-
“Bahawa mengembiri (mengkasi) binatang kesayangan seperti kucing atau anjing hukumnya adalah DIHARUSKAN dengan sebab=sebab tertentu iaitu bagi menjaga maslahat ummah”.
The circulated poster of Fatwa Issuance by JAKIM.
Now, as a Microbiology degree holder who also minor course in Islamic Studies, I have learned about the Maslahah Pyramid (Masalih ar-Mursalah); where the acts and needs or essences in life are segregated into 3 strata within this pyramid; which are :-
- Daruriyyat (Compulsory ones);
- Hajiyyah (The Existences To Assuage)
- Tahsiniyyah (To Enhance)
Of course I am not going to peruse about these in details (you guys can check any other expertise or writings for more) but all I am saying is that Masalih al-Mursalah is concocted when a dilemma is converged for a “Greater Good”. Still, when I peruse JAKIM website, I couldn’t find the statement dated July 2002 BUT this “fatwa” has been circulated by many veterinarians and cats lovers. I strongly believe that JAKIM must address this issue or at least UPDATE the website although I do find one in the JAKIM blog site (REFER to : http://www.e-fatwa.gov.my/blog/hukum-mengembirikan-kucing-betina).
The JAKIM blog that I have PrintScreened due to the prohibition-of-hyperlink-via-Wordpress. This entry was dated 22nd February 2014 at 10.23 p.m.
I have found at least two websites debating on this issue but I am inclined to share one of it here (REFER TO : http://kakimotong.blogspot.com/2010/12/hukum-pengkasian-haiwan-khususnya.html) – which I think one of the best blogs exploring of this “fatwa” issue of to castrate cats in Malaysia.
I believe this is the best for a Greater Good. This is to avoid Oscar for being too “itchy” to mate; fighting with other males in neighbourhood to mate; copulating with Duchess and produce another incestuous progenies; depressive (sounds funny; but that’s what I read in blogs about cats when you tried to stop them from mating!); and also to avoid the existences of unwanted kittens! I wouldn’t want to throw them away and certainly don’t want to kill the kittens, right?! In the end, I guess this is the best. After all, Oscar already fucked (copulate, lol!) and fathered Sagwa or Crookshanks – which I am sure his due to the similarly uncanny colours of the fur! I have at least gave him a chance to execute his biological responsibility, no? To experience that – Sound hilarious but it’s true.
Learning the grooves from the cats making you feel sexier and more adventurous. *Wink* Miaow!
The Vet said that Oscar would become fatter after this. After this, it shall be Duchess’s turn! Well, hopefully all ends well. Amin.