Is neutering a cat permissible?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by:  Maulana Shadman Ahmed​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

We live in a flat can we spray our female cat to prevent her to get pregnant, is it permissible in Islam?


h, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind


There is no harm in neutering your cat if there is a benefit in it or averting any harm such as unwanted kittens. [1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1]خِصَاءُ السِّنَّوْرِ إذَا كَانَ فِيهِ نَفْعٌ أَوْ دَفْعُ ضَرَرٍ لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ كَذَا فِي الْكُبْرَى [Fatawā al-Hindiyyah volume 5 page 357, Dār al-Fikr]



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