Question: Can Muslims Have Dogs As Pets?

According to the Qur’an the use of hunting dogs is permitted, which is a reason the Maliki school draws a distinction between feral and domesticated dogs―since Muslims can eat game that has been caught in a domesticated dog’s mouth, the saliva of a domesticated dog cannot be impure.

Is it haram to touch a dog?

The conclusion derived is a shallow one. Therefore, it is not haram to touch a dog,” he added. Mohd Asri explained that “it is necessary to undergo the proper purification process before partaking in acts of worship or dealing with people,” after touching najis.

Which pet is allowed in Islam?

In Islamic tradition, cats are admired for their cleanliness. They are thought to be ritually clean, unlike dogs, and are thus allowed to enter homes and even mosques, including Masjid al-Haram. Food sampled by cats is considered halal.

What does the Hadith say about dogs?

What about the saliva they leave on the hunted animals? That’s fine. A popular hadith about dogs says that angels won’t enter your abode if there is a dog in the house. Apparently, the angels don’t mind if the dog is out on the lawn or playing in the courtyard.

What can Muslims not do?

The religious term haram, based on the Quran, is applied to:

  • Actions, such as cursing, fornication, murder and disrespecting your parents.
  • Policies, such as riba (usury, interest).
  • Certain food and drink, such as pork and alcohol.