114 fatwas

  • Euthanizing disabled cat Date: 21-6-2017

    Is it allowed to kill a disabled cat who is not able survive by itself; it is difficult to keep it at home as it needs to be taken care of like a baby its whole life. .. More

  • Killing animal used in bestiality Date: 4-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum.I have a question related to bestiality. I came to know that our beloved prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said that whoever has intercourse with an animal should be killed, as well as the animal. Is this hadith authentic? I know that if someone is forced to do something, he is not held accountable, so how is this applicable.. More

  • Killing bird by mistake does not require expiation Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was driving a car, and after exiting a roundabout, I unintentionally hit a pigeon. By the time I noticed the bird on the road, it was too late for me to stop my car and, moreover, it was a busy street and there were other cards behind me. What is the ruling? Am I required to offer an expiation or fast? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Killing five 'Fawaasiq' obligatory or not Date: 21-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a bit confused concerning the ruling on killing the five permissible animals regarding which there is no sin to kill them. Is it Fardh (obligatory) do kill these animals wherever we see them, even if they be at a faraway distance or flying in the sky, as in the case of the kite and the crow? Or is it only obligatory to kill them.. More

  • No specific legislation regarding burying animals Date: 23-11-2016

    My cat recently died and we buried it in our garden. I want to know whether it will go to heaven. Also, when we brought the cat home, it stayed in the box for 20 minutes,and then my dad took him out of the box and tipped him out of the bag and put him into the grave. We left him in the blanket that he was wrapped in, and I think that his injuries were.. More

  • Accidently hitting bird with car Date: 21-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I hit a bird with my car about 20 minutes ago on a road that sees a good deal of traffic. It is probably impossible for me to do anything about that now, but I would like to know what I was supposed to do. When I hit the bird, I kept going because I had to get to work and I assumed that even if the bird was still alive, after that.. More

  • Killing spiders because of arachnophobia Date: 11-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have had a phobia of spiders for a long time. I cannot look at them or be close to them, so removing them in a normal manner is not possible. I mean the spiders that appear in one's home in the UK. I was staying alone once, and I saw a few, and then in my room where I slept, I felt like one was following me. I had to leave the house.. More

  • Animals supplicate Allaah and glorify Him Date: 8-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I was just wondering; do animals supplicate? I mean, when we are being tormented, we ask Allaah to help and to relieve our pain, so do animals do this when they are being tormented? Can they ask for help? I feel that this question has not been answered. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Beating stray cat that causes harm Date: 31-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have two cats at home. A big black cat repeatedlycomes and beats my cats very badly. I feel very bad for my cats. Can I beat the big cat to take revenge? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Killing ant unintentionally Date: 21-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, respected Scholars. I have a question regarding accidentally harming living things. I work as a kindergarten teacher and one of my lessons was on insects and bugs, so I asked the children to search for different kinds of bugs outside to put in a container and observe in the classroom. We found a big ant, and I placed it in the container.. More

  • Tattooing animals with ID numbers Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. I intend to start farming commercially and wish to know whether tattooing animals with ID numbers is allowed and if such an animal can be accepted as a sacrifice? .. More

  • Claiming that producing dairy products causes pain to animals Date: 1-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.A vegan woman whom I was doing calling to Islam asked me some questions. I told her about halal meat and how the animals submit as well as the precautions and how good it is to the animals. She pretty much accepted it, praise be to Allaah. However, she asked me why I drink milk that is not halal. I told.. More

  • Ruling on killing harmful cats Date: 21-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Several days after my cat gave birth in the garden of our house, she came inside to eat and rest for a while when a large street tomcat attacked the kittens, killing one and injuring two. Is it halal to kill it? Thank you for your efforts. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Meat of hunted animals Date: 18-5-2016

    My question has to do with the meat of hunted animals and what has been slaughtered by the People of the Book. 1- We have read this fatwa of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen about the meat of hunted animals: “But if it is still alive and able to move, then you must properlyslaughter it and mention the name of Allaah over it when slaughtering it. If you do.. More

  • Keeping guard dog inside house Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I understand that it is okay to own a dog to protect your property, but is it okay to bring the dog inside to protect the home. The house design in the area where I live makes guarding the home from the garden unfeasable. .. More