114 fatwas

  • Keeping a Dog Date: 4-1-2004

    I have a question about keeping dogs. I first got my dog 2 years ago. However, I recently became a pious Muslims I pray 4-5 times a day fast voluntarily. Some other Muslims told me that by keeping a dog in my home or outside it angles will not come into or near the house. This disturbs me as I want to please Allah (Subhanna Wa'tahalla). However, my.. More

  • Killed a kitten in the dryer Date: 11-12-2003

    I had a kitten only a month old and my daughter put it in the dryer with my laundrey and I did not no I turned on the dryer not knowing the kitten was in there and it suffocated and burned I cant get over the guilt what can i do to make up for its suffering?.. More

  • Dogs for guarding are lawful Date: 30-10-2003

    I like to keep a dog in my house. It gives me a good feeling of security, dogs are loyal and honest animals, I know the saying of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) about the Angels who, don't get into a house with a dog or picture. I keep the dog out of my main home in separate area. Please tell me in details, what I can do?.. More

  • Caring for birds Date: 8-9-2003

    I would like to know if it is permissible for Muslim to mind birds. I really need to know... More

  • Killing household pests Date: 9-7-2003

    Is it allowed in Islam to kill household pests, such as flies, spiders, ants, etc.?.. More

  • A Guide Dog for the Blind Date: 11-5-2003

    I live in the UK and you might know that the English Kafir is the best dog trainer. They use dogs to search for illegal drugs, catch criminals, search for missing people and other uses. Among other uses the Kafireen use dogs to guide blind people. My brother is blind and now he is an adult and he wants his independence and dignity. He does not want.. More

  • Hunting during Ramadan Date: 3-2-2003

    Is hunting during Ramadan Halal?.. More

  • Animal Doctor Treating Dogs and Cats Date: 17-11-2002

    I am a veterinary doctor. Am I allowed to work in a pet clinic to treat dogs and cats? If it is allowed them how can I make Wudu for the prayers? .. More

  • Killing ants Date: 2-10-2002

    Is it permissible to kill ants in one's home? I've read a Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade the killing of ants, but I'm not sure how far this applies... More

  • Shooting Pigeons for Sport Date: 9-4-2002

    We shoot live targets, especially pigeons in games and practice for the championship. After the game or championship, the pigeons are slaughtered by Halal means and sold to poor people. This occurs 2-3 times weekly before championships as training. No betting occurs. The only money involved is for targets and shells. Is this practice Halal? .. More

  • Eating Prey Killed by a Non-Muslim Date: 31-3-2002

    Is it allowed to eat prey shot in game, by a non-Muslim (Christian)? If this non-Muslim (Christian) says "Allah Akbar" before shooting the prey, does it make it Halal? .. More

  • Dogs living with Muslims Date: 13-3-2002

    May I have a reference about dogs being forbidden to live with Muslims and why? Is there any exception for the small clean and hygienic dogs?.. More

  • Animal's rights in Islam Date: 27-2-2002

    We hear what U.S.A talk about human rights. So, I want to know the animals' rights in Islam. .. More

  • Wants to Repent for Killing a Cat as a Child Date: 29-1-2002

    When I was about 7 years old, I killed a cat for some reason. I don't remember what came over me but I ended up killing it. Can you tell me if I have sinned and what I should do? Is there any special Duaa' I can recite? .. More

  • Veterinary Treatment of Dogs Date: 27-1-2002

    My Muslim brother asked me the following questions to which I couldn't find an answer:1) He is a veterinarian and he wants to know what he should do when dogs are brought to him for treatment, because dogs are considered as ''Najas''? Is it Haram for him to treat dogs?2) Can he cut dogs' ears and tail and sterilize them? Your quick answer to these questions.. More