Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding animals. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows:

Question: Can I keep a cat in my house?

Answer: There is no problem in it and its hair is clean.


Question: If a dog licks my body or clothes, how should I purify it?

Answer: It is sufficient to wash it once. However, if the water is little, it is necessary to rid it of the water by wringing.


Question: Is it permissible to keep a dog? If not, why?

Answer: It is permissible to keep a guard dog but it is najis.


Source: Ayatollah Sistani


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