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 […]

Do Guard Dogs Repel Angels of Mercy?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Is it permissible in the Hanafi school to have a dog for the purposes of protection, and for warding off possible robbers/threats. Would this qualify as a valid reason to have a dog in the house, without warding off angels that ask for mercy? Answer: Wa’aalikum assalaam warahmatu Allah, […]

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 […]