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Is It Permissible for One To Buy a Dog and Leave It in a Cage Outside?

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Answered by: Alimah Habiba Akhtar 


A man loves dogs and he knows it’s haram for the dog to come into the house now is it permissible for him to buy a dog leave it in a cage outside and everyday spend time and walk the dog?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is not advisable to keep a dog unless there is a need for it for security purposes or for disability needs such as for a blind person. (1)

Thus, it would be advised not to keep a dog if it’s for purposes other than security and necessity.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Habiba Akhtar 

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


قوله ( لا ينبغي اتخاذ كلب الخ ) الأحسن عبارة الفتح وأما

وأما اقتناؤه للصيد وحراسة الماشية والبيوت والزرع فيجوز بالإجماع لكن لا ينبغي أن

يتخذه في داره إلا إن خاف لصوصا أو أعداء للحديث الصحيح من اقتنى كلبا إلا كلب صيد أو ماشية نقص من أجره كل يوم قيراطان

Raddul Mukhtar, volume 5, page 227, HM Saeed

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