Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate
As Sidi Faraz and others previously mentioned: “In the Hanafi school, the saliva of a dog is filthy, not its skin or hair. [Multaqa].”
However, the position of the Maliki school is that “spittle/saliva of all living animals is pure (even if it is from a dog or a pig). The entire living animal itself is also pure (even if it is a pig or a dog).” – From Guiding Helper, p. 40, http://www.guidinghelper.com/downloadBooks.cgi
Please see the following links for the Hanafi positions related to your questions:
Learning Your Basic Fiqh
You would do well to take the courses now offered through www.SunniPath.com in order to acquaint yourself with the essentials of Sunni Islam – in particular the course on “The Absolute Essentials of Hanafi Fiqh” and “Imam Laqani's Jawharat al-Tawhid Explained”, both taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, will be useful in the beginning. (Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s translation of The Absolute Essentials of Hanafi Fiqh is forthcoming, and will make for an aid to Hanafi students)
You should also familiarize yourself with the excellent articles by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Sidi Masud’s site: http://www.masud.co.uk/
For the Basic Ghusl, Wudu, and Prayer in the Hanafi School, the following links, when read carefully are quite helpful.
May Allah Most High grant you ease and success in your practice of His Deen, Ameen. Please feel welcome to ask any other questions you have.
Sunni Path Fiqh Team
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