Purity and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can you please explain the ruling of purifying things that got touched by dogs or pigs in sufficient detail? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Dog and pig filth In the Shafi’i school, dogs and pigs and any moisture that comes from them […]

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 […]

Is Killing of Dogs an Islamic Command?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum As muslims we believe that the Holy Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) is the standard of moral excellence. I am finding it very hard to believe that the holy Prophet would order that all dogs be killed, just because the angel Jibril(AS) never entered his […]

Comments on the Recent ‘Dogs Are Not Impure’ Article – Mufti Musa Furber

I have been asked several times about the recent article titled ‘Dogs are not impure,’ says prominent Islamic scholar. I have not seen the television show or the fatwa mentioned in the article so I can comment only on the article itself. The bulk of my reading over the past two months has been about dogs,1 so […]

Is it Permissible to Keep a Watchdog Inside The House? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is one allowed to have a watch dog inside the house in the Maliki school? What are the conditions for having such a dog, if any? Are there specific criteria that need to be met concerning the *need* of this type of dog besides one’s own subjective interpretation of […]

Keeping Pets

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to keep pets, such as fish in an aquarium or birds? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful I pray that this finds you well, and in the best of health and spirits. In terms of permissibility, it is permitted to keep pets if one […]

What Does the Ascription of al-Kalbi Refer to?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There are several scholars in our tradition (raxiimahum Allah) who were named الكلبي. Like the son of alkalbi (Abu al-Mundhir Hisham bin Muhammed bin al-Sa’ib bin Bishr al-Kalbi). Since a dog now has a low position and is looked on with disgust most of the time now, I am […]

Are Muslims Allowed to Have Pet Dogs?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Are Muslims allowed to have pet dogs? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. In the Hanafi school, it is prohibitively disliked (makruh tahriman) to keep a dog as a pet, yet one may keep a hunting dog […]

What is the Islamic Stance on Having a Dog?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Is it harmful to have a dog and is it true angels won’t enter your house? Also why are dogs seen so badly by islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,   I pray you are well, insha’Allah.   According to the Hanafi school, it is permitted to […]