Paying a fee in order to view an animal

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Q: Is it permissible to pay a fee to view an animal i.e., visit a zoo?


A: It is not permissible to pay a fee in order to view an animal. However in the case of visiting the zoo, the fee that is charged is an entrance fee. After one pays the fee, one is allowed to enter the premises and view the animals.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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