In another touching story involving dogs and Muslims, a Malaysian Muslim recently shared a story when they were hiking Gunung Nuang with a group, and their encounter with 2 dogs who protected them all the way to the top.
Shared by Firdaus Hisham to the Hiking & Camping Around Malaysia Facebook group, he recalled encountering the two dogs, affectionately named Tonny and Johnny, who acted as guards and companions from the start all the way to the end of their hiking trip.
He mentioned that they were very cautious of the dogs at first, afraid that the dogs will bite or lick their legs – something that is said to be avoided as much as possible in Islam. To their surprise the dogs simply followed them, and even when they split into groups, Johnny will guard the front while Tonny the rear.
The dogs acted as guides and protectors during the trip, and would threaten monkeys or gibbons in the forest to quiet down when they started shouting around the group. When wild dogs came to attack the group, Tonny bared his fangs and chased the wild dogs away.
They also suspected that the dogs had protected them from the supernatural in the forest based on their unusual behaviour!
Firdaus also reassured readers that they did not touch the dogs, but simply offered them food as sign of thanks for taking care of them. He thinks they might be the protectors of the mountain.
He ended his post saying his thanks to god for bringing these two dogs to them, and wondered what would become of them if Tonny and Johnny was not around to help.
Netizens who saw his post also shared their experience encountering dogs in the same mountain, saying they usually volunteer themselves as guides for any hikers.
Many more sang praises for these dogs, and commented that although they are Muslims, it does not stop them from loving dogs – although they do need to take extra precaution due to their religion.
Firdaus Hisham Facebook Status
Nampaknya ramai yang bertanyakan tentang 2 ekor anjing yang mengikuti kami panjat Gunung Nuang dari awal sampai akhir. Saya menamakan mereka Johnny dan Tonny.
Pada mulanya kami agak takut mereka menggigit kami atau menjilat kaki kami. Sebab nanti kena samak bagai. Tapi anjing tersebut hanya mengekori kami. Walaupun kami pecah 2 group. Johnny akan berada di depan dan Tonny di belakang.
Sepanjang perjalanan mereka menjaga kami. Bila ungka atau monyet menjerit2 di dalam hutan. Johnny akan menjerit dan ungka2 terus terdiam. Kadang2 Tonny akan menyalak tetiba ke arah benda yan tak dinampak (makhluk halus). Lebih2 lagi selepas melalui jalan yang tetiba ada haruman yang sangat wangi. Dan bila kami hampir digigit anjing hutan liar. Tonny meyalak dan anjing2 hutan tak berani mendekati kami.
Kami memang tak pernah sentuh Johnny dan Tonny. Cuma kami memberi mereka makan sebagai tanda terima kasih kerana menjaga kami. Mungkin mereka penjaga di situ.
Alhamdulillah Allah turunkan kedua anjing ini untuk kami. Kalau tidak tak tahulah apa jadi pada kami.
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