Touching a dog or a pig

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.4, Question No.15

Question: Is the one who touches a dog or a pig with his hand required to renew his wudhoo, or should he suffice with washing his hand?

Response: If it is dry, then he can touch it and does not need to wash his hand. If, however, it is wet then he should wash his hand, yes, he should wash his hand.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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