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Keeping security dogs

Q: I would like to buy and keep a dog to start a mobile security dog service business. I would be keeping the dog to patrol empty businesses and warehouses. I will be keeping the dog outside in the small garden in a kennel at home. Is this allowed in Islam? Will I be...

Hiring out one’s animal for breeding purposes

Q: In one of your Fatwa's on your website (27483) Mufti Saheb had mentioned that to charge others to use a stallion as a stud is impermissible. Does Mufti Saheb mean that hiring out ones stallion to impregnate someone else's mare is impermissible? We breed, and sell...

Keeping dogs

Q: Are you allowed to keep a dog outside your house and take care of it? Also, if you keep miniature dogs with an intention to look after them is it sinful? Also, if you find a stray dog and keep it to take care of it is it permissible? A: It should be borne in mind...

Keeping dogs for valid reasons

Q: I am considering converting to Islam, but I live in a house with dogs and cannot avoid them due to my disability, is this ok? A: If one requires a dog for assistance e.g. a blind man or for security purposes, then it is permissible to keep the dog.And Allah Ta'ala...

Keeping dogs

Q: Will it be incorrect to like dogs even if one does not have intention to keep as a pet?A: By "liking dogs" if you mean keep them near you and not being careful about impurity etc. then this is impermissible.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered...

Keeping dogs as pets

Q: I wanted to know more about keeping dogs as pets in regards to Islam. Some scholars say that it's okay to keep dogs in the house, while others think of it as impure and haraam. I wanted to know if it is permissible to keep dogs in the house as long as they are only...

Selling dogs

Q:1. Can we sell dogs? 2. Is the money earned from selling dogs halaal? A:1. It is permissible. However, it is undesirable.2. The money earned through selling dogs is halaal. However, it should be borne in mind that Shari'ah has granted permission to keep dogs in...