114 fatwas

  • His parents keep a dog in the house against his will Date: 9-4-2006

    I know the evils of keeping a dog in the house. What I would like to know is if my parents keep one against my will, power or authority, what should I do about this? I cannot live on my own as I'm still dependent on them. .. More

  • Declawing a cat to prevent damage to furniture Date: 4-4-2006

    Can you please tell me if it is permissible to spay or neuter a cat which is always kept indoors as a pet? Also, is surgery to dewclaw the cat in order to prevent damage to furniture permissible?.. More

  • Killing a spider Date: 4-4-2006

    I heard that we are not supposed to kill a spider. It it's true, what if we find one in our bedroom and are scared that it might bite us? Please advice... More

  • Care of cats Date: 15-8-2005

    I would like to ask about feeding cat with food that contained pig's meat by mistake is it a Haraam? What about animals eating can food containing that? By the way I read Quran for my cat and he listen very carefully. .. More

  • He killed a bird which was annoying him repeatedly Date: 21-6-2005

    There was a bird that was hitting almost all the windows of the house very early in the morning we tried to ignore it, later it started releasing feces on two of the doors. I came back everyday for about two weeks, until my father had shot it knocked it out and broke its neck (he fells so very badly about taking the birds life but something.. More

  • How to get rid of mice Date: 5-4-2005

    My question is, since very recently we have found one or more mouse in our home, we can kill them by using mouse trap or poisoning them to get rid of them. So please tell me which way Allaah wants me to solve this problem... More

  • Keeping a fish tank in the house Date: 27-10-2004

    My aunt is going to give us a fish tank and I am going to buy fishes. Like cats and dogs they can't be kept in the house. So can fishes be kept in a house? .. More

  • Months when hunting is not allowed Date: 6-9-2004

    I love to hunt deer and other animals. I do eat what I hunt. My question: Is hunting not allowed during the months of Thul-Qi'dah, Thul-Hijjah, Al-Muharram and 'Rajab? Does any one know why? .. More

  • Denies that animals have souls Date: 31-8-2004

    Thank you for answering question number 135378 about pictures. In the question I asked whether animals have soul and you answered yes. When I discussed this with my friend he said that animals do not have soul .So my question is how can we prove from Noble Qur'aan and Hadeeth that animals have soul? Hope you will answer this question. .. More

  • Why do dogs cry at the time of Fajr? Date: 21-7-2004

    Why do dogs cry at the time of Fajr Azan? This is an incident that I've noticed very often... More

  • Harming insects intentionally Date: 10-6-2004

    Is it forbidden in Islam to harm bugs intentionally?.. More

  • Animal experiments Date: 27-5-2004

    What is the Islamic ruling about animal testing, both for cosmetic and clinical reasons (e.g. finding cures for fatal human diseases)?.. More

  • Permissibility of hunting and fishing Date: 10-4-2004

    I am a Muslim in Russia (Tatarstan, Kazancity). Here we live under state laws rather the laws of Allah and Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam). In this regard we Muslims are tested by many difficulties in doing business. For example, to do business we fear Allah’s punishment for taking bank loans which charge interest... More

  • Killing animals and sacrificing Date: 27-3-2004

    What is the ruling of killing an animal for no reason? Which animals are eligible for sacrifice in EID, and can someone sacrifice animals for the sake of Allah on any other day? Please give evidence... More

  • Treatment of animals - pigs Date: 25-3-2004

    To my understanding we are supposed to show affection towards animals. What is the case with pigs? In some areas in India people bring pigs and keep them in the locality so they eat the dirt and keep the locality clean. Should we kill them? Or take them to another place? In general what should be the treatment of pigs?.. More