Dogs as Pets

Q: Is it permissible for Muslims to keep dogs as pets?

A: Not as pets. It is permissible to keep a dog for security purposes and protection. Do not allow the dog inside the house unless there is a dire need, e.g. the robber is in the house, etc. (Raddul Muhtaar V20 P296)

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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