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    Love My Dog, Love Me

    TweetThe great Arab-Muslim-American puppy story.By Ahmed TharwatPosted Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at 12:44 PM ETHaving a dog in an Arab/Muslim household is an exhausting proposition. Who wants to wash or take a shower every time a dog touches or licks you, as I was brought up to do back home in Egypt? In Islamic tradition, Muslims are prohibited from touching the saliva of dogs. If you do come in contact with a dog, you’re supposed to wash your hands seven times before you pray. Most Muslims will avoid dogs at all cost to stay clean for their daily prayers. There are a few closet Muslim dog lovers, but they tend…

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