I am planning on getting a dog for guarding purposes and have done thorough research regarding there suitability within Islam.
Now i am going to be very honest here and say a lot of the information available on websites, books etc is all very contradictory to the point it could be misleading to a very naive mind. Now in the Quran from what i have read the word dog is used 5 times, and nothing bad has been said about them. Where as in the hadith, certain quotes have been taken completely out of context by some websites and scholars; apparently it is stated all dogs should be killed etc, i could go on...
I am in no way someone who knows every single thing about Islam, no one is. There is always room for more knowledge, but one thing has stuck out from all my research and findings about dogs and Islam. I have asked a few Mufti's and none of them can get back to me with an answer, which i find a bit strange...
~My question is, if a dog is permissible for hunting purposes; surely when the dog catches the prey saliva will go on the animal. Now if the saliva of a dog is SO impure and 'dirty' how are we allowed to eat what it catches? Apparently a dogs saliva is suppose to be ''more impure than a pigs and has alot more germs and diseases'' This has confused me an awful lot. I would be really grateful if someone could give me an answer regarding this.
And for anyone who thinks 'you can remove the skin' this is not a valid statement to make, skin has pores, the saliva from the dog can penetrate the skin thus releasing the germs inside the animal. Aside from that, some if not most dogs will slightly pierce the skin of the animal when they catch it because of there sharp teeth. Saliva will contaminate the meat hunted.
My brain is currently in overload with all the information i am trying to absorb. I don't want to get a dog if i will be needing to give it away, it wont be fair on either of us. I feel i have read a few websites i shouldn't have read that have taken things completely out of context. I suppose it has 'polluted' my mind in a way.
Anyways, that is all i wanted to ask.