What to Do If Dog Licks You in Islam? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what to do if dog licks you in Islam?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are two important things about “what to do if dog licks you in Islam?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Can Muslim Have Dog in His House?
  2. What to Do If Dog Licks You in Islam?

Can Muslim Have Dog in His House?

The first important thing about “what to do if dog licks you in Islam?” what I will explain now is “can Muslim have dog in his house?”. I want you to understand that well because there are some Muslims who don’t understand it well.

Before I explain the answer to the question, “can Muslim have dog in his house?”, firstly, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:

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.

All readers! If we understand the hadith, we can conclude that a Muslim is allowed to have a dog at home 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.

That’s a brief explanation of “can Muslim have dog in his house?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What to Do If Dog Licks You in Islam?

The second important point about “what to do if dog licks you in Islam?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. I want you to understand that because it is the main topic in this article that some Muslims don’t understand very well.

Before I explain the specific answer to the question “what to do if dog licks you in Islam?”, firstly, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ : طُهُوْرُ إِنَاءِ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا وَلَغَ فِيْهِ الْكَلْبُ أَنْ يَغْسِلَهُ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ أُوَلَاهُنَّ بِالتُّرَابِ . أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِمٌ وَفِيْ لَفْظٍ لَهُ : فَلْيُرْقِهِ . وَلِلتِّرْمِذِيِّ : أُخْرَاهُنَّ بِالتُّرَابِ

From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah said, “The way to purify your container if it has been licked by a dog is to wash it with water up to seven times. The first wash with dust.” This hadith was narrated by Muslim. In another editorial which is also narrated by Muslim there is an additional editorial of the hadith, “Let him throw away the contents.” As for the history of at-Tirmidhi, “The last using dust.”

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