Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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Sheikh “ Muhammad Mutawali Al Sharawi “ (Egypt 1911– 1998) the extremely popular & prominent Top Egyptian & Arab Islamic scholar talked about this issue saying that it is a misconception that owning or accompanying dogs is not allowed in Islam or repels angels & such superstitions or any alike hadith or narrations are baseless . Definitely owning & accompanying dogs are allowable in Islam & ALLAH has mentioned a companion dog in Quran as a companion to the pious righteous cave people Q 18;13 & Q18;22

هُدًى إِنَّهُمْ فِتْيَةٌ آمَنُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ وَزِدْنَاهُمْ

— سَيَقُولُونَ ثَلَاثَةٌ رَّابِعُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ خَمْسَةٌ سَادِسُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ رَجْمًا بِالْغَيْبِ ۖ وَيَقُولُونَ سَبْعَةٌ وَثَامِنُهُمْ كَلْبُهُمْ

translation “Indeed, they were youths who believed in their Lord, and We increased them in guidance.–They will say there were three, the fourth of them being their dog; and they will say there were five, the sixth of them being their dog – guessing at the unseen; and they will say there were seven, and the eighth of them was their dog.”——-

However , since the dog saliva can contain microbes & the dog may lick non clean ground , thus it has been deemed by scholars that the muslim needs to wipe by water where the dog licked him or redo ablution before prayer