Praying in Clothes with Dog’s Saliva on Them

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is permissible to disregard dog saliva if the dog serves a useful function. I read in one of your answers that if you work in a place where a dog may lick your clothes quite often it is allowed for a Hanafi person to follow the Maliki opinion […]

As a Hanafi Can I Have Recourse to Some Maliki Dispensations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, 1. I have a gastrointestinal disease that causes me problems in the evening during Isha time and through Fajr. The problem during these times is very bad and I cannot perform prayer without making wudu multiple times. Since the problem does not occur […]

Possible Residual Impurities from Dog Saliva or Marital Relations; Should I Wash Everything?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamu Alaikum waramatullahi wabarakatu 1. My inlaws have dogs in their house and because of this I hardly visit them like I should. When they come to visit, I end up cleaning the floor, beddings and any seating they used. Do I need to do this cleaning? Is […]

Must We Use Soil to Clean Dog Saliva, Blood, and Urine?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is using to soil to clean only done when there are dog impurities? E.g. If I believed that there was an invisible impurity like urine or blood could I just wash it once and leave it on the rack to dry? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that […]

Can I Pray in Clothes that Were Licked by a Dog?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I frequently visit a friend’s home and he has a dog. Obviously, the dog climbs on me and licks my hand/face etc. I was wondering if it is permissible to pray with the same clothes afterwards. From what I know, wudhu would purify my skin, but what about the […]

Dog Saliva, Dog Hair, and How to Purify Impurities

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If a dog licks one, is it necessary to wash the area licked seven times? Does one have to use soap or any other cleaning agent?  Does a dog brushing against me make my clothes filthy? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in […]