I realised that what if the dog had touched me and i didnt know about it

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My question for today is, Recently i was on the streets, talking to a man, and once i left i realised that there was a dog underneath me, however i left the place and when i got home, i changed my clothes and put it with my clean clothes, then i realised that what if the dog had touched me and i didnt know about it, so jst in case the dog touched and i mixed the clothes with the clean ones and i decide to wash the clothes that i wore, do i have to wash the clean ones as well since i mixed them up and it touched them, and if i have to i would like to know the washing directions?


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Dog touched clothes

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Beloved brother, if you were dry and the dog simply touched a part of your clothes, that touching by itself would neither make you nor your clothes impure.


But if you were wet, or any wetness from the dog (its blood, its saliva, its urine, etc.) were to touch you or your clothes, then the simple washing of the parts of your body or the parts of the clothes where the impurity might have touched would suffice to make it pure.


If nothing wet from the dog touched your clothes, and you kept those clothes with your clean clothes…..no harm was done to either the touched clothes or the clean clothes and both will be considered pure.

If something wet from the dog touched your clothes, and those wet clothes touched your clean clothes….then you should simply wash the parts of the clothes where the wetness had touched on your used as well as new clothes, and that would suffice.


Your Question: …..to i would like to know the washing directions?

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.173         Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If a dog drinks from the utensil of anyone of you it is essential to wash it (the utensil) seven times; the first being with dirt (from the earth)”.


Beloved brother, unlike the specific washing which is required when a dog licks or drinks from an utensil, there is no specific washing instructions for a dog touching one’s clothes.  A simple washing of the soiled clothes would suffice to cleanse it of its impurity.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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