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Can I pursue a vet course?

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Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

Respected Mufti sahed

1. Is it permissible to study and thereafter practice veterinary science, will it be rewarding to help animals, etc.

2. Will there be any limitations to working with animals such as dogs and pigs, etc.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salฤmu โ€˜alaykum wa-rahmatullฤhi wa-barakฤtuh.

It is permissible to study and practice veterinary science. One will be rewarded for this occupation as well.

Consider the following hadith,

ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ” ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุง ุฑูŽุฌูู„ูŒย  ูŠูŽู…ู’ุดููŠุŒ ููŽุงุดู’ุชูŽุฏู‘ูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุงู„ุนูŽุทูŽุดูุŒ ููŽู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽ ุจูุฆู’ุฑู‹ุงุŒ ููŽุดูŽุฑูุจูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ูŽุงุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฎูŽุฑูŽุฌูŽ ููŽุฅูุฐูŽุง ู‡ููˆูŽ ุจููƒูŽู„ู’ุจู ูŠูŽู„ู’ู‡ูŽุซู ูŠูŽุฃู’ูƒูู„ู ุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุฑูŽู‰ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ุนูŽุทูŽุดูุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ู„ูŽู‚ูŽุฏู’ ุจูŽู„ูŽุบูŽ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ู…ูุซู’ู„ู ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ุจูŽู„ูŽุบูŽ ุจููŠุŒ ููŽู…ูŽู„ูŽุฃูŽ ุฎููู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุณูŽูƒูŽู‡ู ุจููููŠู‡ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽู‚ููŠูŽุŒ ููŽุณูŽู‚ูŽู‰ ุงู„ูƒูŽู„ู’ุจูŽุŒ ููŽุดูŽูƒูŽุฑูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽู‡ูุŒ ููŽุบูŽููŽุฑูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู “ุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ููˆุง: ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ูˆูŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ู„ูŽู†ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ุจูŽู‡ูŽุงุฆูู…ู ุฃูŽุฌู’ุฑู‹ุงุŸ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซูููŠ ูƒูู„ู‘ู ูƒูŽุจูุฏู ุฑูŽุทู’ุจูŽุฉู ุฃูŽุฌู’ุฑูŒยป

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “While a man was walking he felt thirsty and went down a well and drank water from it. On coming out of it, he saw a dog panting and eating mud because of excessive thirst. The man said, ‘This (dog) is suffering from the same problem as that of mine. So he (went down the well), filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth and climbed up and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for his (good) deed and forgave him.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)! Is there a reward for us in serving (the) animals?” He replied, “Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”(Bukhari)

And Allah Taโ€™ฤla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambiaย 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


ุตุญูŠุญ ุงู„ุจุฎุงุฑูŠ-ุฏุงุฑ ุทูˆู‚ ุงู„ู†ุฌุงุฉ (3/ 111)

ุญูŽุฏู‘ูŽุซูŽู†ูŽุง ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุจู’ู†ู ูŠููˆุณูููŽุŒ ุฃูŽุฎู’ุจูŽุฑูŽู†ูŽุง ู…ูŽุงู„ููƒูŒุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุณูู…ูŽูŠู‘ูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ุตูŽุงู„ูุญูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ู‡ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽ ุฑูŽุถููŠูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุนูŽู†ู’ู‡ู: ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ” ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽุง ุฑูŽุฌูู„ูŒ [ุต:112] ูŠูŽู…ู’ุดููŠุŒ ููŽุงุดู’ุชูŽุฏู‘ูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุงู„ุนูŽุทูŽุดูุŒ ููŽู†ูŽุฒูŽู„ูŽ ุจูุฆู’ุฑู‹ุงุŒ ููŽุดูŽุฑูุจูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ูŽุงุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฎูŽุฑูŽุฌูŽ ููŽุฅูุฐูŽุง ู‡ููˆูŽ ุจููƒูŽู„ู’ุจู ูŠูŽู„ู’ู‡ูŽุซู ูŠูŽุฃู’ูƒูู„ู ุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุฑูŽู‰ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ุนูŽุทูŽุดูุŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ู„ูŽู‚ูŽุฏู’ ุจูŽู„ูŽุบูŽ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ู…ูุซู’ู„ู ุงู„ู‘ูŽุฐููŠ ุจูŽู„ูŽุบูŽ ุจููŠุŒ ููŽู…ูŽู„ูŽุฃูŽ ุฎููู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุณูŽูƒูŽู‡ู ุจููููŠู‡ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽู‚ููŠูŽุŒ ููŽุณูŽู‚ูŽู‰ ุงู„ูƒูŽู„ู’ุจูŽุŒ ููŽุดูŽูƒูŽุฑูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽู‡ูุŒ ููŽุบูŽููŽุฑูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู “ุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ููˆุง: ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ูˆูŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽ ู„ูŽู†ูŽุง ูููŠ ุงู„ุจูŽู‡ูŽุงุฆูู…ู ุฃูŽุฌู’ุฑู‹ุงุŸ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ: ยซูููŠ ูƒูู„ู‘ู ูƒูŽุจูุฏู ุฑูŽุทู’ุจูŽุฉู ุฃูŽุฌู’ุฑูŒยป ุชูŽุงุจูŽุนูŽู‡ู ุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุงุฏู ุจู’ู†ู ุณูŽู„ูŽู…ูŽุฉูŽุŒ ูˆูŽุงู„ุฑู‘ูŽุจููŠุนู ุจู’ู†ู ู…ูุณู’ู„ูู…ูุŒ ุนูŽู†ู’ ู…ูุญูŽู…ู‘ูŽุฏู ุจู’ู†ู ุฒููŠูŽุงุฏู

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