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Is keeping a wolf dog hybrid haram? [duplicate]

Wolf dogs are basically an mix between a wolf and a dog (usually the the physical features of a wolf and the behavior of a dog) would it be haram to keep one as a pet?
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If a dog licks a surface but this surface has dried and you cannot see any wetness is this surface still classed as najis?

if a dog licks a surface such as a bean bag and this surface is not wet anymore is it still classed as dirty? if it is how can i clean it ?
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If A dog licks a surface and this surface is cleaned with a sponge and this same sponge is used to clean somewhere else is that other place najis

If someone washed a dog in a bath tub and this bath tub was cleaned using bleach and a sponge then this same sponge was used to clean another shower, is this second shower classed as najis?
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Is it haram to let my wifes parents visit with their dog?

Assalamualeikum. Is it haram to let my wifes family visit us with their dog(pet). (Her father is a nonmuslim) and they cant visit without The dog (because they cannot let it stay Home alone). It is my ...
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Is it haram to keep a dog if you keep it outside the house?

Assalamualaikum, I'm just curious, is it allowed to keep a dog if I keep it outside and don't allow it to enter the house? Or is it still prohibited to keep a dog even though you keep it outside? ...
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Killing black dogs [duplicate]

Assalamun Alaikum, A few weeks ago, I saw a Muslim woman on the news who had brutally killed an innocent dog. And she explained to the camera saying what she did was not against Islam and it was ...
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Can You Have a Dog [duplicate]

I was thinking about getting a dog we have an extra room to keep it in.
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Why in Sahih Muslim 1530c (4018) does it say that Rasulullah (SAW) commanded all dogs to be killed?

It was narrated that Abdullah Ibn Umar said:"The Messenger of Allah used to order dogs to be killed and I went throughout Al-Madina and we did not spare any dog but we killed it, to such an ...
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Keeping a dog inside the house

Assalamou ailekom I would like to know if my prayers are accepted or not if I have a dog in the my house. My brother adopted it without permission from us but we had to keep it since we got ...
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Limitation of dog as pets [duplicate]

Aslam alaikum! My question is whether I can keep a dog as a pet at home and not allow him to enter a certain area where I will be praying my Salah? I really want a dog as a pet at home. That is why am ...
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How do I own a cat if Islam forbids it's sale?

I was recently made aware that Islam forbids the buying and selling of cats and dogs. lt was narrated from Abu Az-Zubair that Jabir said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) forbade the price of a cat." ...
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Can I visit to a Christian friend who has dogs as pet at their home? How to deal with their invitation?

Can I visit to a Christian friend who has dogs as pet at their home? How to deal with their invitation? I have two kids aged 4 and 7 and not sure what will these dogs do to my kids too
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Why muslims are not allow to touch dogs?

My neighbour has a dog and it’s very playful. I really want to touch & play with him. But my mother told me Muslims do not touch dogs. I asked her why & she said because it’s in the Quran. She ...
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Praying beside a dog

AsSalamuAlaikum, Sir! My mother has a pet dog and she is very fond of it. When she prays the dog sits besides her and sometimes sniffs or touches her during her prayer! I have warned her a lot ...
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Could someone elaborate the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali position on dogs as pets?

So I understand culturally, dogs are not exactly popular in certain areas of the Muslim world and there are certain narrations that appear to be against dogs as pets, but are there not narrations ...
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Are keeping assistance dogs permissible in Islam?

Are keeping assistance dogs permissible in Islam? I have speech dysfluency and assistance dogs can be kept for emotional support. They can provide reassurance in public situations. I know that its not ...
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“Dog is haram” - is it mentioned in Quran or Hadith?

We consider dogs to be haram in our culture. Some Muslim regions don't consider dogs as absolute haram too i heard. I wanted to ask if there is any authentic Hadith or Quranic verse which calls dog ...
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Is feeding a stray dog an act of sadaqah? Are the ahadith that relate to this authentic?

I know about a hadith that says feeding the hungry is sadaqah. So I feed the stray dogs. Please let me know if it is an act of sadaqah. Also, I heard a few more hadith like, feeding the dogs will ...
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Are there exceptions to owning dogs as House Pets in Islam?

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 ...
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If God does not like dogs to be kept as pets, why is it not in the Quran? Is the hadith about dogs untrue?

Please I need some clarification. If God does not like dogs to be kept as pets, why did he create them to be loving and caring? Why is it not in the Quran that having a dog pet is Haram? I learnt a ...
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Could you please translate some of the references made in Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl's article “Dogs in the Islamic Tradition and Nature”?

Assalamu alaikum I was reading an article written by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl concerning the status of dogs and some of his arguments as to why he believes they are not as impure as some other ...
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Dogs in islam is haram

Not all dogs are eligible for hunting, protecting crops etc. , my question is what are the purpose of these dogs if we can't have them around?
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Why do dogs start barking/ howling at the time of Fajr Azan?

Okay, I noticed it often now a days.. whenever Imam starts azan for faraz prayer some dogs start barking together.. This is happening so often but not exactly daily. But they start barking exactly ...
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Can service dogs be kept indoors?

Dogs are "haram" to be kept (except as hearding or guard dogs) and are not allowed in one's home. But what about dogs trained to help disabled people(blind,hearing impairment,seizures......)? They ...
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Is hurting an animal for self defense allowed in Islam?

Is hurting an animal for self defense allowed in Islam? Our local government has failed to control dog population in our city with over a 100,000 dogs roaming around a lot of them being rabid, often ...
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Can we have a dog as pet as long as we don't touch its saliva?

A friend of mine have a dog pet. i asked her if it's allowed in islam and she said it's okay as long as we don't touch the saliva. She also means that petting dog is allowed. Is it true? is there ...
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Is it haram to purposely touch a dog?

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 ...
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Is it haram to keep a dog outside the house?

I have a dog and I live in a ten story building. My dog lives in the basement. We have a few foreigners in our building who like to take the dog home. My dog stays in the ground floor. There is no ...
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Is it allowed to deal with dogs as a veterinarian and what are the rules in regards to this?

I am a student in high school and have been considering becoming a veterinarian for some time now. It has occurred to me that if I were to become a vet I would most likely have to work with dogs. Is ...
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Are Dogs Impure?

I have come across many people who say dogs are impure or that I have to wash myself if a dog touches me or if I touch a dog. Is there any evidence for this belief? Evidence: Quran and ...
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Is breeding dogs away from home allowed?

I want to start up a kennel (dog house) or start a business of dogs. If i raise and buy/sell dogs and keep them away from my house is that allowed in Islam or not? Is this business allowed?
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Why are dogs considered Haram in Islam?

Is there a prohibition to take care of dogs in the rule in Islam, because I just to know it is haram if exposed to saliva alone?
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Is selling and buying dogs haram (banned) in Islam?

What is the ruling about selling dogs? Are there different rules depending on the type of dog or the purpose for which the dog is intended?