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  • Burning Ants in Islam is Prohibited Date: 16-5-2018

    AslamaualakumThere is hadith that says he prophet (Saw) was going to burn an ant community,How do we defend this from ppl who say its harsh and your prophet was evil .. More

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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: 20-10-2016

    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

  • 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

  • Tried to save kitten but it died Date: 5-3-2016

    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 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

  • 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

  • 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