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If a dog touches you, does it break your wudu? And is it true that you have to wash that place seven times?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


No, a person’s wudu does not break due to a dog touching him. A dog’s body is not impure. Therefore, if a dog’s body touches someone, there is no need for him to wash the affected area of his body. The saliva of a dog, however, is impure. Therefore, if a dog licks someone or its saliva comes on someone, he must wash the affected part of his body just as he would wash it if any other impurity came on it. There is no need to wash it seven times.


(Raddul Muhtaar: 1/208, Saeed; Mirqaatul Mafatih: 2/193-194)


And Allah knows best.


Mufti Faizal Riza


Darul Ifta Australia


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Dog Saliva

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai



Q.) Does dog saliva contaminate clothes? What if dog's body rubbed with the clothes? Is it okay to pray in those clothes?



A.) The saliva and sweat of a dog is impure, therefore, if the saliva or sweat of a dog falls on anything pure (body, clothing, etc.) it will also become impure. If there is no sweat on the skin of a dog, the mere rubbing of the body of the dog does not make the body and clothing impure. And Allah Taãla Knows Best.

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