Poisoning dogs

Q: Our neighbours have given food to stray dogs and hence the stray dogs are near my home for one year. It scares us because we have children in the house. It has 6 puppies and no mater what I do they don’t leave my home alone. Neighbours have done this to upset us. Because of the fear of Allah we have not killed them but yesterday it bit my maasi (working lady). My question is when the government don’t act, am I allowed to kill them by poison? They sometimes bark and are always on my door. I fear for my kids.


A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)