Is it permissible to rear pigeons? Is it okay to train them to fly away and come back to you?
الجواب حامدا و مصلیا
It is permissible to rear pigeons and other birds on the condition that they are fed punctually. Similarly, it is permissible to train them to fly away and to return to you when they are called. But it is not permissible to occupy oneself with rearing and training pigeons for any purpose that is not approved of by the Shari’ah. This must be avoided.