Selling Ornamental Fish.

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Answered by: Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is it permissible in Islam to buy or sell ornamental fish?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

Ornamental fish are fish which a kept as pets in tanks. It is permissible to keep these types of fish so long as they are taken adequate care of. [1]

[1] Raddul Muhtaar, Kitaabul Hazr wal Ibaahah, Volume 6,  Page 401

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Answered By Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza

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