عن أبي طلحة -رضي الله عنه-: أن رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قال: «لا تدخل الملائكة بَيْتَا فيه كلب ولا صُورة». عن ابن عمر -رضي الله عنهما-، قال: وعد رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- جبريل أن يَأتِيَهُ، فَرَاثَ عليه حتى اشْتَدَّ على رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فخرج فَلَقِيَهُ جبريل فَشَكَا إليه، فقال: إنا لا نَدْخُل بَيْتَا فيه كلب ولا صُورة. عن عائشة -رضي الله عنها-، قالت: واعد رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- جبريل عليه السلام، في ساعة أن يأتيه، فجاءت تلك الساعة ولم يَأتِهِ! قالت: وكان بِيَدِه عصا، فَطَرَحَها من يَدِهِ وهو يقول: «ما يُخْلِفُ الله وَعْدَهُ ولا رُسُلُهُ» ثم التَفَتَ، فإذا جَرْوُ كلب تحت سريره. فقال: «متى دخل هذا الكلب؟» فقلت: والله ما دَرَيْتُ به، فأمر به فأخرج، فجاءه جبريل -عليه السلام- فقال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم-: «وعَدْتَنِي، فَجَلَسْتُ لك ولم تَأتِني» فقال: مَنَعَنِي الكلب الذي كان في بيتك، إنا لا نَدْخُل بَيْتَا فيه كلب ولا صورة.
[صحيح.] - [حديث أبي طلحة متفق عليه. حديث ابن عمر رواه البخاري. حديث عائشة رواه مسلم.]
المزيــد ...

Abu Talhah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image." Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: "Jibrīl promised to visit the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) but he was late, which was so difficult upon the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him). When he came out of his house, Jibrīl met him. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) asked him about the reason of the delay, and he replied: "We do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image." ‘Ā’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that Jibrīl promised the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) to come at a specific time. That time came, but Jibrīl did not visit him. There was a staff in the hand of the Messenger of Allah. He threw it from his hand and said: "Allah never breaks His Promise, nor do His messengers." Then he noticed a puppy under his bed and said: "O ‘Ā’ishah, when did this dog enter?" She said: "By Allah, I do not know." He then commanded that it should be taken out. As soon as it was taken out, Jibrīl came, and the Messenger of Allah said to him: "You promised to visit me. I waited for you, but you did not come." Thereupon, Jibrīl said: "The dog withheld me from coming in. We do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image."
[Sahih/Authentic] - [Al-Bukhari - Muslim - Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

Angels are creatures that are pure, noble, honorable chosen servants of Allah. They do not enter houses in which there is a dog or there is an image of a human being or an animal which are essentially impermissible to keep. Some dogs are permissible to own, such as dogs used for hunting, farming and guarding the herds of sheep and cattle. Some images are considered an exception from the prohibition for instance that which is not respected like those imprinted on a bedding or pillow and as such they do not cause the angels to from entering on account of them. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: "If the image is not respected such as those imprinted on a pillow or rug, then the majority of the scholars hold the opinion that it is permissible. Based upon this, the angels do not refrain from entering the place because of it.

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