If a dog touches you, does it break your wudu? And is it true that you have to wash that place seven times?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
No, a person’s wudu does not break due to a dog touching him. A dog’s body is not impure. Therefore, if a dog’s body touches someone, there is no need for him to wash the affected area of his body. The saliva of a dog, however, is impure. Therefore, if a dog licks someone or its saliva comes on someone, he must wash the affected part of his body just as he would wash it if any other impurity came on it. There is no need to wash it seven times.
(Raddul Muhtaar: 1/208, Saeed; Mirqaatul Mafatih: 2/193-194)
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Faizal Riza
Darul Ifta Australia