Touching Dogs and Pigs by Veterinarians
Posted: 26 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1422, 16 August 2001
|Q.) Please tell me whether touching of dogs or pigs by veterinarians is haram or not. If it is permissible in Islam, should they wash their hands 7 times out of which one should be with sand? Jazakallahu Khairan. [Hafsa Suhail]|
A.) It is permissible for vetenarians to touch dogs and pigs or any other animal. Latex gloves, etc. may be used in order that a person avoids direct contact with these animals.
If any impurity from the animal soils a person’s hands, he should remove the impurity by washing the hands once. And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.