Can I pray after touching dog? A Step-by-Step Guide

Does Wudu break if dog licks?

Only ruling by Ibn Taymiyyah (founder of Wahhabism) says that dog saliva breaks wudu. No other scholar agrees, and other scholars unanimously believe it does not.

Traditionally, dogs are considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam as they are thought of as dirty. But while conservatives advocate complete avoidance, moderates simply say Muslims should not touch the animal’s mucous membranes — such as the nose or mouth — which are considered especially impure.

It is safe to say that Islam is not a religion that prohibits kissing or considers it bad. … However, if they are not mahram, then any physical contact including kissing before marriage is considered by most Islamic jurists as not acceptable. Even a peck on the cheek would be considered inappropriate.

If your job involves handling and touching dogs and cats, then some of the strict laws of taharah or ritual purification are not applicable to you as ruled by Imam Ibn Taymiyyah and others.

Therefore, the fact you are handling dogs should not prevent you from performing your prayers on time. You should pray by doing the best you can in the given circumstances. Allah assures us in the Quran that He does not punish us for things we have no control over.

In conclusion, I would urge you to pray on time and not to put off your prayers until you get home.

In responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

What to do after touching a dog

If you touch a dog when it is not wet, then your hand does not become impure, but if you touch it when it is wet, this means that the hand becomes impure, according to the opinion of many scholars, and the hand must be washed seven times, one of which should be with earth.

With regard to vessels, if a dog has licked a vessel (i.e., drunk from it), then the vessel must be washed seven times, one of which should be with earth, as was proven in al-Sahihayn and elsewhere, in the hadith narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If a dog licks the vessel of any one of you, let him wash it seven times, one of which should be with earth.” It is better if the washing with earth be the first washing. And Allah knows best. (Majmu’ Fatawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymin, 11/246; Fatawa Islamiyyah, 4/447)

Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

If I touch a dog should i wash my clothes before praying #HUDATV

as i was told that a dog has touched my clothing etc thus salaah cannot be made,

can i were an overall or a garment over my garment and if the dog touches the overall, at the time of salaah can i remove the overall and wear the clothes beneath the overall and perform salaah? please reply asap as my salaah is being affected negatively.

A. A dog merely touching you or your clothing does not make the affected area impure. Yes, if the dog’s saliva or sweat latches onto you, the soiled area will be impure and it will be necessary to wash this part of the clothing before performing Salaah.

As an alternative you have suggested, you may wear an overall so if it does become soiled with the saliva or sweat of the dog, you may remove it and perform Salaah with your usual clothing that you have under. The clothing you have under will not be impure as long as the saliva of the dog did not penetrate though the overall.