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  • She Wants to Own a Snake Date: 3-2-2022

    I think that snakes are beautiful and fascinating creatures of Allah and even as a child I wanted to own one. I learned that it is not permissible to keep an animal that can harm you and neither to pay money for an animal which has no benefit. But is it okay if I adopt a harmless non-venomous snake from the local shelter where the only fee I would have.. More

  • Accidentally Hurt a Dog when Driving Date: 29-8-2021

    I accidentally hurt a dog when driving. It was apparently beneath the parked car and I did not notice when getting in. It got hurt and limped away. I feel extremely bad for hurting it but could not do anything for it. I am not sure what to do but I feel inclined to give sadqah and repent. Please guide. .. More

  • Keeping Cats as Pets Date: 6-12-2018

    I want to adopt a cat , but first I would like to know if it is allow to buy cat food which contain non halal meat,it is called "meat by product" .. More

  • Killing lizards and crows for reward Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, my dear respected Shaykh. I had a question about which animals one is rewarded to kill. I know that the killing salamander is rewarded, but does that include the lizard too? I read that one scholar said that killing the lizard is rewarded, but then I read one of your fatwas that said that it is okay to keep a lizard as a pet. I also.. More

  • Keeping peacocks at home Date: 10-8-2017

    Is it ok to keep peacocks in home? .. More

  • Prohibition to kill bees, ants, shrikes, and hoopoes Date: 27-7-2017

    Why are we not allowed to kill bees, ants, shrikes, and hoopoes? I do not understand why these creatures are so special and valued over other creatures. Please respond quickly. .. More

  • Warning house snakes before killing them Date: 2-7-2017

    Dear scholars, in regards to the hadith about not killing house snakes; how can that be? What if the snake is poisonous and will harm people? How can we get rid of it then? We cannot wait to ask it three times before getting rid of it; there are very poisonous snakes. Thank you. .. 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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