My 8yr old son would really like a pet and he wants to get a dog, he told me 'it is only a small one and it is quite a clean breed' but I told him that dogs as house pets in Islam is haram But he still really would like one. My question is if there's any exceptions to having a dog a house pet considering its small, clean and doesn't leave fur everywhere?

  • You can look some information here Why are dogs considered Haram in Islam?
    – nim
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 21:49
  • I think this one might actually depend on madhhab and isn't as clear cut as is often assumed; if I remember correctly, the malikis are the most liberal with dogs.
    – G. Bach
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 23:20

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Categorical impermissibility of pet dogs inside the house. Dogs may, however, be kept outside the main house as guards or hunting dogs etc. In your son's case, an alternate (permissible) pet may be suggested/introduced.

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