Dear Sirs, what are the rules concerning rodents as pets (rabbits, hamsters, cavies, mice, rats)? Thank you.
It is not advisable for one to keep rodents as pets since it is of no avail. There is no harm in keeping these animals if one derives such benefit from them which is not in any way contrary to the teachings of Shari’ah.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus
Attested to as correct by:
Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
25 August 2004
08 Rajab 1425