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Does contact with a dog render clothes impure?

Nasihah (Advice): Feeding and clothing your wives

 

Sayyiduna Muaawiyah Al-Qushairi Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that I came to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and I said: “What do you say (command) about our wives?” He replied: “Give them to eat from what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not abuse them, and do not insult them.” (Abu Dawood)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. We go for Ghust to people’s houses Sometimes people keep dogs at their houses and the dogs pass by us and touches our clothing. Does it make our clothing impure?

 

 

  1. If the body of a dog touches your clothing as it passes by you, your clothing will not be considered impure.

 

However, a dogs sweat and saliva are considered impure. As such, if the dogs sweat or saliva touches or falls onto your clothing, your clothing will be considered impure. (Shaami 1/208)

 

In such a case, you may purify your clothing by washing the impurities off your clothing thrice or until it is clean.

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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