Is it permissible to touch pigs?

12 Dec 2021 Ref-No#: 4179

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.

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