114 fatwas

  • Naming cat 'Sabir' Date: 14-5-2016

    Is it permissible to name my cat 'Sabir'? .. More

  • Charging fees for visiting zoos and wildlife parks Date: 27-4-2016

    I heard that the scholars say that charging a fee to look at an animal is haram. Is there evidence for this? Does this apply to zoos and wildlife parks? They are business premises; the money paid is not to look at the animal but just charged as an entrance fee. Can you explain please? .. More

  • Tried to save kitten but it died Date: 6-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I feel really bad. There was a cat with a kitten in my yard. I was giving them food and made a shelter for them because it is winter. The day before yesterday, I realized that the kitten's eye was partially closed and that he could hardly breathe. Yesterday, I came to give them food, but the kitten's eye was totally closed and its.. More

  • Ruling on keeping a black cat Date: 27-12-2015

    Is it permissible for me to have and keep a black cat? There seems to be conflicting stories. Please give sincere advice, and thank you so very much. I have several cats. .. More

  • Permissibility of killing feral pigs if they cause harm to people and crops Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. As we all know, hunting and killing animals without the intention of eating the meat is haraam. However, many Muslim countries are facing the issue of feral pigs devastating crops, attacking people, spreading contaminates, and so on. Knowing the dangers of the feral pig population, especially in Tunisia, what does Islam permit regarding.. More

  • Ruling on separating a kitten from its mother Date: 28-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know a child in my neighborhood who found a kitten in the street and took it. So when I saw the cat next to my door, I fed him, but I told the child to bring the kitten back towhere he found it because its mother maybe looking for it, and I also told him that it is haram to take it from his mother. Afterwards, however, someone told.. More

  • Ruling on patting a dog on the head Date: 21-10-2015

    Assalamu alaykom respected scholar. I understand the impurity of dogs and agree that they are suitable for a muslim's home apart from what our Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,allowed. My husband recently went to a home to pick up a parcel that we had bought, and the owner had a dog. The dog ran to my husband in a happy mood to greet him. My husband.. More

  • Ruling on buying and selling cats Date: 22-6-2015

    Assalamualaikum, I understand that purchasing cats is deemed makrooh or even haram but I live in the west where cats are only bought and sold. Also if I want to obtain a young kitten that is quiet by nature and suitable for indoor living only I can only buy it. I have tried to find muslims or even non-muslims who are gifting these animals but I have.. More

  • Raising puppies before sending them to be trained to guide the blind Date: 27-1-2015

    Please advise if it is halal for me to foster puppies for a year which then go on to training facilities to become assistance dogs for the disabled community e.g. Guide dogs for the blind. Jazakallaahukhairun .. More

  • Throwing live ants into a spider's web Date: 18-12-2014

    As-salaamu alaikum, dear shaykh recently I have started unusual practice and my heart is perplexing for whether this practice is Halal or Haram, so kindly guide me through it. I pick alive ants and throw them in the webs of spider and after that immediately the spider begins to roll that ant until dead! I feel amazing this spider job! Jazaak ALLAHU.. More

  • Taking a guard dog inside the house to protect it from snow storms Date: 7-11-2014

    As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I read a fatwa you had posted on keeping dogs for protection. The questioner said that he keeps a dog for protection in his home, but in a separate part of his home. Your advice was that he should keep the dog outside. My husband were thinking of getting a dog for protection, and keeping him outside,.. More

  • Ruling on using trickery in hunting Date: 21-8-2014

    Assalamu alaykum, Some people told me that its not a good idea to fish with live bait/artificial lures. I wanted to ask whether fishing with an artificial lure which imitates the live fish is allowed and not considered as cheating (lying)? How about fishing with live bait?. I'm asking it on the basis of the following story: I once heard a story where.. More

  • Giving Arabic names to animals is permissible Date: 10-7-2014

    Asallam U Alaiku, Is it permissible to keep an animals name a name like 'zahra' There is a computer game that children play which has a zoo and the hippos name is zahra. Is this sinful? (The name 'zahra' is also used in other languages apart from Arabic). .. More

  • Killing a harmful stray cat Date: 20-5-2014

    there is a male cat (black) in my neighborhood which killed my pet cat & keeps making my yard dirty by passing stools/urine near my water tank. I cant catch it but can kill it. I am very desperate. Pl comment. Can I kill it? .. More

  • Leaving grain on roof to feed roaming birds Date: 28-4-2014

    Asalamu Alykum My parents keeps some portion of his meals (rice) aside and then layts on the roof of the house with the intention that the flying creatures like sparrows, crows, pigeons, etc. can eat that. I want to know is it obligatory to the muslims to feed the birds and is there any rewards/swaab by feeding the birds. Hope u understand my question... More