The Prophet says: The woman is like donkey and black dog?

The Prophet says: The woman is like donkey and black dog?

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


They understood like that and claimed that the prophet peace be upon him said:

The woman is like donkey and black dog.

They has depended on two proofs

1-Sahih Muslim (prayer book)

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: A woman, an ass and a dog disrupt the prayer, but something like the back of a saddle guards against that.

2- Musnad Ahmed

Abu Dharr said that : Allah’s Messenger said: “When a man performs Salat, and there is nothing in front of him like the post of a saddle, or a camel saddle, then his Salat is severed by (passing of) a black dog, a woman, and a donkey.” It was said to Abu Dharr:

“What is the problem with the black dog rather than the red or white one?” He said: “O my nephew! I asked Allah’s Messenger just as you have asked me. He said: ‘The black dog is a Shaitan (devil).'” (Sahih)

Slander refutation


We did not find in this Hadith that woman is like donkey or black dog, really that likening has not mentioned at all

Their slander is evidence about their hating to this great prophet

They are waiting for any mistake, even if there is not, because of their illness imagination

A’isha replied for this misunderstanding and denied that likening when a man asked her about it, and she said(you likening us (women) to donkeys and dogs!!!)

In Sahih Albokari (the book of prayer)

Narrated `Aisha:
The things which annual prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a donkey and a woman. I said, “You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla.

Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of his feet.”
So this Hadith did not likening women by donkey or black dog, but what mentioned in it is Hokm shar’I (legitimate rule),

which declared that when a woman passes in front of a man praying she’ll break his prayer, and so on the donkey and the black dog, also this break did not make the prayer null, but it makes it uncompleted in recompense, because of passing one from the three whom mentioned in the Hadith in front of the man who prays

Then the Hadith declared the reason of breaking the prayer by passing dog in front of man who pray, it said that the black dog is satin (devil )

And the other Ahadith declared that woman breaks

the prayer because the man who pray might be seduced by her when she passing in front of him while his prayer because she may be decorated and perfumed, but he will not be seduced when man passing in front of him

So, it does not mean that women are likening dogs and donkeys as the cavilers had understood by their sickness minds

Also, we find Hadith A’isha which I mentioned

(I said, “You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet.

So, I would slip away by the side of his feet.”) has declared that the prophet peace be upon him has prayed and a woman was front of him

Here we have three probabilities:

1The woman was his wife, so he’ll not be seduced by her

2-She was in darkness as we understand from some narrations

3-The prophet peace be upon him could not be seduced

So, whatever the reason the prophet peace be upon him has prayed while A’isha was front of him because he’ll not be seduced by her, so she is not like donkey or black dog

Also, there is disagreement between scholars about this Hadith

Many of them said first Hadith had been abrogated by Hadith A’isha, and there is agreement about that


There are another Ahadith which proof that man also breaks prayer, so does it mean that he is like donkey or black dog?!!!

I’ll just mention only two Hadith

1-Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

The Prophet said, “If while you are praying, somebody intends to pass in front of you, prevent him; and should he insist, prevent him again; and if he insists again, fight with him (i.e. prevent him violently e.g. pushing him violently), because such a person is (like) a devil

2-Narrated Abu Saeed: It was narrated from Abu Saeed that the Messenger of Allah(saws) said: ” If anyone of you is praying, he should not let anyone pass in front of him, and if he insists (on passing) then let him fight him.”


When we read in the Bible, we’ll find that human is likened by colt, and the word human here refers to both man and woman, we have never found the word (insana) in Arabic language which means human for (woman)

In the Old Testament

In The Book of Job

Chapter 11

For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt. (12)

Notice (man be born like a wild ass’s colt)

So, the cavilers were born and have understood like that!!!

We’ll find also that human is likened by beast in The Book of Ecclesiastes

Chapter 3

I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts (18)

For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. (19)

All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. (20)

We notice from the text that human is not better than beast, indeed he is like it in their Holly Bible!!!!

I said in myself: Oh, Glory to Allah Who says: (And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference) al-asra’a-70

Also, woman is called heifer in The Holly Bible, that when Samson called his wife heifer in The Book of Judges Chapter 14

And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, what is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? and he said unto them, if ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle (18)

Moreover, we find in the Bible that women are likened by mangy dog whom people avoid touching it because of unclean

That in

The Book of Leviticus Chapter 15

And if a woman has an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. (25)

Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation (26)

And whosoever touched those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even (27)

I said: like that. we treat women by the same way we treat mangy dog according to The Holly Bible…….!!!

Confusion about the hadeeth which says that the prayer is interrupted by a woman, a donkey, and a dog

Refuting the Christian Lie that Prophet considered woman as dogs and donkeys