Touching Dogs and Pigs by Veterinarians
Posted: 26 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1422, 16 August 2001
|Q.) Please tell me whether touching of dogs or pigs by veterinarians is haram
or not. If it is permissible in Islam, should they wash their hands 7 times
out of which one should be with sand? Jazakallahu Khairan.
A.) It is permissible for vetenarians to touch dogs and pigs or any other
animal. Latex gloves, etc. may be used in order that a person avoids direct
contact with these animals.
If any impurity from the animal soils a person's hands, he should remove the
impurity by washing the hands once. And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.