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Reader comment on item: Muslim Taxi Drivers vs. Seeing-Eye Dogs

Submitted by Geoffrey Lewis (United States), Feb 22, 2007 at 01:26

Dear Dr Pipes,

Five years ago I wrote a letter to The Oxford Mail after it reported that a blind woman was refused to board a taxi with her dog. I said the Muslim jurists are agreed that trained dogs who perform a function to humanity - sheepdogs, hunting dogs and watchdogs - are exempt from the condemnation of dogs in general. Guide dogs for the blind are surely exempt. I quoted verse 4 of Surat al-Ma'ida. My letter was published and that was the end of it. Are guide dogs allowed in Muslim taxis in the USA as well as in Oxford UK?

Yours

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