Stray dogs outside one’s home

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Outside my home sometimes stray dog/dogs sit in front of my home for sleeping purposes or just sitting. So I have heard that we should not allow them in front of our home and shoo them away. Is it true?


A: The malaa’ikah of mercy do not come to the home where there are dogs. Hence, keep them at a distance away from your home.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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