May 31, 2005, 1:25 AM
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Keeping a Dog at Home
I am very concern over this article which i've come across in the Official Website of Sister of Islam : http://www.uh.edu/...awawom/misc.html#dog
Keeping a Dog in the House
Question: We have a female dog in our house that we imported. We did not know the ruling concerning owning dogs and we were not in need of the dog. After we knew the ruling, we threw the dog out but he would not leave because he grew up in the house. We did not want to have him killed. What is the solution?
Response: There is no doubt that it is forbidden to keep a dog except for those cases that the Shariah has specifically permitted. Whoever has a dog-- unless it be a hunting, livestock or farm dog-- will lose a qirat's [a very large portion] worth of his reward for every day. If he loses a qirat's worth of reward, it means that he is committing a sin because one does not lose reward except by committing sin. Hence, both of these aspects show that it is forbidden, due to the result of that. In this case, I advise all of those who are deceived into following what the disbelievers do concerning having dogs as pets, that such dogs are evil and a great impurity. They are one of the most impure of animals. The impurity of the dog is not cleansed except by washing a container [in which it licked] seven times, one of them being with soil. Even the pig, that Allah has declared in the Quran to be unlawful and impure, has not reached that extent. Therefore, dogs are impure and dirty. However, with deep apologies, we find some people deceived by the ways of the disbelievers who like impure things and, therefore, they also keep dogs as pets without
any need or necessity. They keep the dogs, bring them and clean them, although they can never become cleansed even if one uses an entire sea. This is because their impurity is a physical impurity. Furthermore, they waste a lot of money on such dogs and this is wasted money. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has forbidden the wasting of money. I advise those who have been deceived to repent to Allah and to get the dogs out of their houses. As for those who need the dogs for hunting, farming or livestock, there is no harm in that because the Prophet (peace be upon him) has permitted that.
The question still remains to be responded to. I say to you that if you let the dog leave your house and throw him out, then you will not be responsible for him. Do not leave him in your house. Perhaps if you leave the door open for him to leave, he may go out and eat from what Allah has provided them, as the other dogs do.
Shaikh ibn Uthaimin
Could anyone pls pls clarify if this website is official as this is obviously sending out a certainly different message from what is posted in Puppy.com website regarding " Dogs in Islam".
Pls pls is there anything we can do about this!!! Can a representative from Puppy.com ( representing us, dog lovers) help in clarifying this with the relevant - before more dogs are thrown away from their only homes they know!!!