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This list is not complete, as I know there are more religious places you can stay overnight, but it is a start: http://www.monasterystays.com/ http://www.douaiabbey.org.uk/ http://www.women-on-the-road.com/stay-in-a-monastery.html I have stayed in several Benedictine monasteries in the past, one of the group had written one of the monasteries in the ...


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I know that different Muslims interpret the rules around dogs slightly differently, and I am not a scholar of Islam, but there is one piece of pragmatic advice I can contribute here. I understand that many Muslims believe that if a dog touches your clothes, it is forbidden to pray in those clothes until they have been washed three times. This can be very ...


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This is a guess rather than something I know, but it may be worth checking if it's possible to request to be searched by means other than a sniffer dog. They may be willing to have a human (or maybe even trained bees) search you instead.


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Getting sniffed by a dog is not prohibited in Islam. See this if you want the relevant discussion. In fact, dogs can be kept as pets as long as they are for defence, herding etc. and not as recreational animals. You may also want to post this separately in islam.stackexchange.com. Even if you ignore the above - dogs at airports don't sniff people, they ...


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I have met the "fruit sniffing" dog several times and am aware (from watching Border Security) of currency-sniffing and firearms-sniffing dogs in addition to the classic drug-sniffers. Generally, these dogs sniff people's bags more than people. (The Canadian beagle that met my flight from the Caribbean once sat [the dog's signal] about my bag, but the ...



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