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Dog’s saliva and Wudhu

Nasihah (Advice): Three matters that should not be delayed:

 

The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentioned to Sayyiduna Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu) three matters wherein there should be no undue delay:

 

1) Salaah when its time arrives,

2) The Janazah Salah,

3) Marriage of a girl whose suitable match is found.

(Tirmizi)

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Question and Answer:

  1. I know that the saliva of a dog is impure. If the dog licks me, does my Wudhu break?

 

 (Query published as received)

 

A. The saliva of a dog is impure and a Muslim should remain free from impurities as much as possible. If the dog licks you, the soiled area becomes impure and it is necessary to wash. However, it will not cause your Wudhu to become invalid.

 

 

 

And Allah Knows Best

 

 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


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