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Does ones clothing become impure if a dog touches ones clothing? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. We go for Ghust to people’s houses. Sometimes people keep dogs at their houses and the dogs pass by us and touches our clothing. Does it make our clothing impure?


A. If the body of a dog touches your clothing as it passes by you, your clothing will not be considered impure.

However, a dogs sweat and saliva are considered impure. As such, if the dogs sweat or saliva touches or falls onto your clothing, your clothing will be considered impure. (Shaami 1/208)

In such a case, you may purify your clothing by washing the impurities off your clothing thrice or until it is purified.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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