Fatwa: # 35573
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Australia
Date: 18th January 2020


Which part of a dog is impure?


Assalamuayaykum wa rahmatullah, I was recently given a car and the previous owner had a pet dog, I can see the dog hair in the car and imagine that saliva must have been in contact the interior. Please advise what would be the acceptable cleaning method and do the seats need to be covered although nothing is visable and how to make the seat belt material tohir? Jazak Allahu Khairun


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The hair of a dog is not impure. Rather, it is the saliva that is impure.[i] If there are no visible traces of the dog’s saliva in the car, it will be considered Tahir (pure).[ii] However, as a precaution, you may take the car to a valet/car wash for a full interior clean.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best.

Hasan Ahmed Razzak

Student - Darul Iftaa

Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


10-04-1441| 07-12-2019





الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 34)

واعلم أنه (ليس الكلب بنجس العين) عند الامام، وعليه الفتوى، وإن رجح بعضهم النجاسة كما بسطه ابن الشحنة، فيباع ويؤجر ويضمن، ويتخذ جلده مصلى ودلوا، ولو أخرج حيا ولم يصب فمه الماء لا يفسد ماء البئر ولا الثوب بإنتفاضه ولا بعضه ما لم ير ريقه ولا صلاة حامله ولو كبيرا، وشرط الحلواني شد فمه، ولا خلاف في نجاسة لحمه وطهارة شعره




الأشباه والنظائر ص= 77

شك في وجود النجس : فالأصل بقاء الطهارة ولذا قال محمد رحمه الله : حوض تملأ منه الصغار والعبيد بالأيدي الدنسة والجرار الوسخة يجوز الوضوء منه ما لم يعلم به نجاسة ولنا أفتوا بطهارة طين الطرقات


الفتاوى الهندية – ط. دار الفكر (1/ 41)

وإزالتها إن كانت مرئية بإزالة عينها


اللباب في شرح الكتاب (1/ 51)

 (والنجاسة إذا أصابت المرآة أو السيف اكتفي بمسحهما) بما يزول به أثرها ومثلهما كل ثقيل لا مسام له؛ كزجاج وعظم وآنية مدهونة وظفر، لأنه لا يداخله النجاسة؛ وما على ظاهره يزول بالمسح


فتاوى محمودية – ص=227


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