Can we own dogs as pets or for any other reason?


I know that owning a dog as a pet in Islam is wrong, but what about service dogs for the disabled?

Are these dogs considered an exception to the rule?

For example, for a blind Muslim to have a service dog, is this okay?


To keep a dog for useful purposes such as: guarding (the properties and flocks), guiding (the blind and the like), hunting, etc. is permissible.

The only issue is that we should avoid their saliva and any wet contact with them, otherwise the rules of Taharat applies.

Answered by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei