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The sweat and saliva of a dog

 

Question and Answer:

 

  1. A dog passed by me and rubbed itself onto my clothes. Can I perform Salaah in the same clothes? I was told that only if a dog licks your clothing, your Salaah will be invalid?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. The saliva and sweat of a dog is impure. As such, if the saliva or sweat of a dog falls on any part of one’s clothing, the clothing will be impure which will affect the validity of ones Salaah. The mere rubbing of a dog on ones clothing without any sweat on its skin or body does not make ones clothing impure or effect the validity of ones Salaah. (Shaami 1/208)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa


Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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