Can a Muslim Have a Dog in His House? Read This!

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The third important point about “can a Muslim have a dog in his house?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer.

If we understand some of the explanations above, especially in the hadith below:

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُوْلُ : مَنْ اِقْتَنَى كَلْبًا -إلَّا كَلْبَ صَيْدٍ أَوْ مَاشِيَةٍ- فَإِنَّهُ يَنْقُصُ مِنْ أَجْرِهِ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ قِيْرَاطَانِ مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . وَفِي رِوَايَةٍ : قِيرَاطٌ

From Ibn Umar radliyallahu anhuma, he said, “I have heard the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, “Whoever keeps a dog, except hunting dogs and dogs for guarding livestock, then his reward is reduced by two Qirath every day.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. In one of the narrations it is described: one Qirath.

So, we can conclude that a Muslim is allowed to have a dog in house if it is for an important purpose, such as guarding the house. But having a dog in the house is not allowed if it is without an important purpose. That’s the answer.

All readers! That’s a brief explanation of “can a Muslim have a dog in his house?” and some important things about it. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. Hope it is useful. Amen.

See you again in the next article!

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