Putting a dog down

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Q: Is it permissible to put down an aged and ailing dog. We have a dog who have lost his eyesight due to old age. His health is deteriorating gradually. The vet has advised to put him down. Is this permissible?


A: If they are troublesome or it is difficult to take care of them, it will be permissible.

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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