Waswas and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering from waswas about purity. My neighbour’s dog got into my back garden, and I keep thinking the dog could have put some clothes in his mouth and dirtied it with his saliva. Also my sibling put my clothes in his mouth and I keep […]

Dog’s Saliva [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, If a dog touches me, is it necessary to wash the area licked seven times in the shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam JazakaLlah khayr for your question. Any substance that comes in contact with the najasah of a dog has to be washed seven times, one […]

Should I Repeat My Prayers After Realizing My Hairdresser Owns a Dog?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a shafii, recently it has come to my realization that the hair dresser I have been going to for years owns a dog and sometimes brings the dog into the shop. I have not seen her touching the dog with wet hands. I am worried […]

My Wife Is a Convert, but We Have Kept Our Islam Secret. Is It Wrong?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Before we married, my wife was a non-practising Christian. Allah guided us both to Islam, and we did our nikah (marriage contract). She has not told her family. We are currently being supported financially by her father. I allowed her to keep her dog before, but […]

Can I Get a Dog to Help My Son With Disabilities? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I get a dog to help my son with disabilities? Answer:  Wa alaykum assalam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years […]

Is It Permitted to Sell Cats and Dogs?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is it permitted to sell cats and dogs? What about the hadith prohibiting it in Sahih Muslim? Answer: assalamu alaykum It is permitted to sell cats and dogs in the Hanafi school. This is because both are considered pure and among those animals that can be benefitted […]

My Dog Used to Play With My Shoes. What Should I Do Regarding Their Purity?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. For many years I lived with my parents who have a dog. Our dog would often times playfully take our shoes in her mouth. I can’t remember which of my shoes she did this with. What should I do? 2. When I visit my parents, can I follow […]

Should I Buy Halal Food for My Cats? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam’aleykum, I am taking care of 3 cats. Do we need to buy halal food for them? Answer:Wa alaykum al-Salam There are two areas of concern relating to your question. One is feeding animals carrion or non-slaughtered meat and the other is purchasing of such meat. Feeding animals carrion: […]

Can I Live With Roomates Who Are Owning Dogs?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have been looking for apartments for almost four months. The only options I seem to receive is all female roommates. However, most of the roommates have dogs. I know that keeping animals as dogs is only permissible under certain circumstances. However, would is be possible that an exception […]

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 […]