Seeking refuge with Allah upon hearing dogs barking at night and during day
Fatwa No: 347230

  • Fatwa Date:8-3-2017 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 10, 1438
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Should we seek refuge with Allaah, The Exalted, from the accursed Satan when dog barks during the day also? Or is that only during the night? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Seeking refuge in Allah when hearing the barking of dogs and the braying of donkeys is not restricted to the nighttime only, but it includes the day as well.

Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, ‘‘If you hear the barking of dogs and the braying of donkeys at night, then seek refuge in Allah from the devil because they see what you do not see.’’ [Ahmad and Abu Daawood - Shaykh Al-Albaani classified it as saheeh (sound)]

Al-Munaawi said in Faydh Al-Qadeer, ‘‘'If you hear the barking of dogs or the braying of donkeys by night'; the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) mentioned the night in particular because it is during the nighttime that the devils and jinn spread more than the day, and they cause more corruption at night; so it is more appropriate to seek refuge with Allah during the night even though we should also seek refuge with Allah from them during the day.

Allah knows best.

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