Dogs are mentioned twice in the Quran, including authorization to consume meat carried by hunting dogs. While many Muslims think the Bible approves of canine companions, others believe the Bible forbids Muslims from keeping dogs in their homes.
The Quran contains no such prohibition. It is true that the Prophet Muhammad prohibited eating certain animals that have been trained to fight (such as lions and bears), but this had nothing to do with dogs being kept as pets. The Prophet also said that if you find food that has been thrown away by someone else, you can eat it.
In fact, the Quran encourages people to be kind to animals, including dogs. In the Quranic story of Ibrahim and his son Ismail, we are told that God made a special gift for each of them: Isaac was given the gift of reasoning and wisdom while Ishmael received guidance and righteousness. This shows that God cares about animals and wants humans to take care of them.
Finally, it should be noted that not all Muslims agree with the view that dogs are forbidden as pets. Many Muslim scholars believe that since the Prophet allowed hunting dogs to be eaten, they should also be able to be used for entertainment purposes.
Dogs are considered ritually unclean in Islam, as they are in Rabbinic Judaism. This concept is based on a long-held belief that the mere sight of a dog at prayer has the capacity to negate a pious Muslim's supplications. Although dogs were often kept as pets by some Islamic scholars, they usually came from poor families and so could never be treated as holy creatures.
The first known text to discuss this issue is the saying of the Prophet Muhammad: "No one who sees a dog bite someone will ever be forgiven by God." This quote appears in a book written by an Arab historian named Ibn Khaldun. It is believed that Muhammad may have invented this method of gaining forgiveness by a divine judge. The idea seems to have caught on among later generations of Muslims because it is found in many books of fiqh (Islamic law). These include books written by the most important authorities of Islam's four major schools of thought.
The aversion to dogs that exists between Muslims and Jews comes down to differing interpretations of the Torah. In the Old Testament, dogs were used by the Israelites as hunting partners and helpers. But they also had to be put down when they attacked people (usually small children), since the Bible does not recommend keeping dogs as pets.
In the Koran, there are several passages that discuss dogs.
There are a lot of dogs on the highways, and no one wants to take them in. If a dog becomes ill, no one brings it to a hospital because Muslims think it is forbidden to handle a dog. However, there are many shelters that will accept dogs from highway traps.
Dogs play an important role in society. They help police officers find criminals and they are also therapeutic for those who have mental problems or are sick themselves. Because of this, it's wrong to kill dogs or leave them on the streets alone. Instead, should be taken to a shelter.
In conclusion, dogs were banned because Muslims believe they are ritually impure. Also, people fear they might touch something contagious such as a disease.
Dogs have traditionally been deemed haram, or banned, in Islam because they are seen as filthy. Yes, having a dog is haram because dogs are ritually dirty, and keeping a dog in your house would result in the angels abandoning your family, according to the Sunnah. However, this does not mean that all Muslims are forbidden from owning dogs. Only the filthiness of dogs makes them haram, whereas their other benefits make them halaal, or lawful.
In Islam, there is no sin more great than that of associating with God's creation, so dogs can provide useful services and thus be granted legal ownership.
The Prophet Muhammad said: "No one will be punished for killing an animal until judgment day. On that day, each will be required to account for whatever action they took against them." This indicates that animals include insects that may not be visible to the eye but which have souls that will be accounted for on Judgment Day.
In conclusion, dogs are a blessing from God, and thus they can be owned by Muslims without fear of incurring any sins.
The Grand Mufti of Dubai, Dr Ahmed Al Haddad, informed Khaleej Times that owning a dog at home is not recommended by Islam, as Prophet Muhammad stated (Peace be upon him). "If a dog is required for guarding, herding, or hunting, it must be maintained in the appropriate location and according to necessity."
However, he added that if someone believes that he can provide better care for his pet than what is offered by other people, then there is no problem with keeping it inside the house. "Anyone who owns a dog should take good care of it and not expose it to extreme temperatures because this is harmful for its health," he said.
Dr Haddad also pointed out that there are many reports about the dangers of living with cats, so it's similar with dogs. If someone cannot afford to keep a dog as a pet, then he should find another way to protect himself and his property.