Many may wonder about the famous "M" on the tabby cats forehead. The M goes way back in time, a time of the virgin Mary and the birth of her son Jesus in the manger. The legend says that baby Jesus became a bit fussy because he was cold. Then Mary asked the animals which also occupied the manager to come closer to Jesus and her to keep him warm. The manager could not accommodate the gathering of the animals in one tiny spot, but a Tabby cat came in and laid next to baby Jesus and cossetted him with warmth. Mary smiled and was so grateful that she bestowed her own initial "M" on the Cat's Forehead.
Muhammad and the Tabby
So what's up with Muhammad and cats? Well, the Muslim simply loved cats. There is a story of how a cat was resting on the garment of Muhammad, then Mohammad had to go somewhere. He simply did not want to disturb his feline friend so he simply cut off the part of the garment which the cat was resting on.
A Cat Saved Muhammad's Life
Islam Legend speaks of how a poisonous snake was sent to do harm to the prophet, but little did the snake know that the prophet Muhammad was guarded by the pet he loved best, his cat. The cat managed to fight off the snake and saved Muhammad's life. This made Muhammad find even more favor with the cat. Muhammad decided to bless that animal and gave the cat "landing on all fours" ability. In one of Muhammad's writing, he speaks of a woman who was being barbecued in hell for neglecting her cat an letting it starve to death. The cat found many favor with Muhammad. For that it was thought to believe that the "M" symbol on the forehead of the Tabby Cat is his own emblem. The "M" for Muhammad. It is a symbol to others that this is the animal of Muhammad and is sacred. The cats are vastly respected in the Islamic world as cats are allowed to enter Mosques and leave as they wish.
Cats were always considered to be sacred and had some ties with the spiritual world. Do you believe Jesus and Muhammad knew the power of the cat and simply loved the energy that the animal brought. Do you believe the tabby cat's "M" on its forehead is for Mary or Muhammad? Or is it just nature forming a unique pattern. One thing is for sure, the cat is always a mysterious pet.