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Muslims Can Have Dogs Based On These Reasons, As Mentioned In The Hadith

It is a fundamental tenet of Islam that everything is permissible, except those things that have been explicitly banned and forbade. Based on this, most Muslims would agree that it is permissible to have a dog for the purpose of security, hunting, farming, or service to the disabled.

Islam teaches its followers to be merciful to all creatures including animals and all forms of animal cruelty are thereby forbidden.

There are Hadiths and Quran verse that supported the keeping of dogs. Dogs should not be kept for another reasons aside what was mentioned in the hadith.

The Prophet(peace be upon him), said: ‘Whoever keeps a dog, his good deeds will decrease every day by one qeeraat [a unit of measurement], unless it is a dog for farming or herding.’ In another report, it is said: ‘ …unless it is a dog for herding sheep, farming or hunting.'”—Bukhari Sharif

It’s the responsibility of the person keeping dogs either for farming, hunting, or security to take adequate care of them. The feeding, housing and medical care are very important upon them.

It’s mentioned in the Quran that a Muslim can eat the meat that a hunting dog killed. It is specifically mentioned that any prey caught by hunting dogs may be eaten, without any need for further purification. Naturally, the prey of a hunting dog comes into contact with the saliva of the dog; however, this does not render the meat “impure.”

Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 4: “They ask you as to what is allowed to them. Say: The good things are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt– you teach them of what Allah has taught you– so eat of that which they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is swift in reckoning”.

Owing to this fact from the Quran, many people have believed that it is permissible to be kind toward dogs and keep them for the benefit they could do to the lives of human beings.

Service animals, such as guide dogs or epilepsy dogs, are important companions to Muslims with disabilities. Also, working animals, such as guard dogs, hunting or herding dogs are useful and hardworking animals who have earned their place at their owner’s side.

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