Is it permissible to touch pigs?
Assalamu Alykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu. My question is that, are pigs permissible to
touch. I already know that dogs cannot be touched as they are ‘najees’ or impure. And I know that pigs are haram to eat. But my question is if one is permitted to touch them, as a person who grazes them. Jazakallahu khair.
Wa ʿAlaykumus Salām Wa Raḥmatullāhi Wa Barakātuh
A dog is not inherently impure, but the perspiration, saliva, etc., of dogs, are impure.
As for pigs, they are regarded as impure; hence, direct touching of pigs is not allowed and one is discouraged from grazing them.