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621 Why is it not permissible to have a dog as a pet? Does dog saliva contaminate clothes? What if dog's body rubbed with the clothes? Is it okay to pray in those clothes?
All creatures are the creation of Allah (S.W.T) and deserve the recognition of being a creation of the Almighty Allah.

Sayyadina Abu Talha (R.A) reports that Our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said, "Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or an animate picture. (Sahih Bukhari Hadith no. 2986)

In the light of the above Hadith Shareef and other narrations it can be deduced that it is not permissible to keep dogs as pets. The household is deprived of the Mercy of Allah (S.W.T). However Scholars have stated that it is permissible to keep a dog for security purposes, farming and hunting.

As for the dog contaminating clothes, it is said that the saliva and sweat of a dog is impure, therefore, if the saliva or sweat of a dog falls on anything pure (body, clothing, etc.) it will also become impure. If there is no sweat on the skin of a dog, the mere rubbing of the body of the dog does not make the body and clothing impure.
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