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What to do with pigs that were part of the farm one purchased

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Q: I purchased a farm and whatever it contains from a non-muslim farmer. Afterwards I found out that the non-muslim farmer kept many domesticated pigs as pets on the farm. I thought of loading them up on my truck and dumping them in the bushes, but then I realized that they are tame pigs and in doing so, they will not survive in the bushes and die within days. They are too the creation of Allah Ta’ala, hence I find difficulty in just dumping them and leaving them for dead. I then thought of giving them to another non-muslim farmer but then the thought came to mind that what if I will be assisting them in haraam in doing so? Then I finally thought of shooting them and then giving the meat to a relative of mine who owns a lion park, as food for the lions. Is it permissible for me to give the pig meat to him to feed his lions? If not, then what should I do with these pigs? Please advise.

Bismillaah

A: I suggest that you give it to a non-Muslim and ask him to destroy them. Don’t be concerned of what he does afterwards.

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: In regard to this maslah, I have come across the following ibaarat. Please explain.

لأن المسلم ممنوع عن تمليكها (الخنزير) وتملكها لما فيه من إعزازها (كتاب الغصب رد المحتار)

Bismillaah

A: As we have explained that you ask him to dispose of it. You will not give it to him as a gift. Disposing refers to destroying.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: Should one tell someone else to destroy ones pigs or do تسييب (releasing) of the pigs?

Bismillaah

A: Destroy them.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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