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Salam I would like to know if I can keep a dog for security reasons?? We recently had some guys who broke into our house but fortunately they went back without doing anything Now I was thinking to keep a dog for security reasons in my car porch area and i would not let it enter the insides of my home I know keeping dogs as pet isn't allowed but can I keep it for security reasons as it would surely warn me if someone is trying to break into my house waiting for your answer Jazak Allah Shahzeb Patel Karachi Pakistan

الجواب حامداومصليا
Keeping a dog for security reasons is permissible. The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wa Sallam clearly mentioned this in more than one Hadith.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America