Keeping dogs for security purposes

Q: If things such as insurance are haraam (due to tempting fate) then does taking security measures such as private security and dogs also haraam even if you are living in a country where crime is a regular occurrence?

A: Permission has been granted in the Hadith to keep dogs for security purposes.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)