Islam – Fatwa: an Egyptian scholar’s opinion on the purity of the dog and the pig is controversial

  • Dina Mustafa
  • BBC News Arabic

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Ahmed Karima during the TV interview

Dr. Ahmed Karima, professor of comparative case law at Al-Azhar University, confirmed in an interview with an Egyptian channel that “a dog is clean and can be raised in houses”, a widespread debate on social networks.

The controversy began when Ahmed Karima responded to a follower during the TV interview, asking, “Why didn’t the cavemen’s dog come in with them and ask? Didn’t sleep outside?”

Karima replied, “The dog that followed the people in the cave was guarding, and usually the watchdog is at the door, indicating that the dog is not originally unclean, and that is what the watchdog is standing at the door.” Imam Malik bin Anas said because he has a rule that says that every being is pure, and impurity is not original, but rather random, because the principle is that in what God has created, everything is pure. ” Karima supported the words of Imam Malik.

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