Let's say a Muslim wants to touch, pet, and play with a cute dog. They intend to purify themselves afterwards, even if they have to do it several times a day.
Some people say this is haram because it is a sin to purposely touch something impure, much more play with it. Some people even go so far as to propose killing people who encourage others to touch dogs.
Please note that this has nothing to do with owning dogs, just touching and playing with them.
So, it is forbidden to touch and play with dogs on purpose?