Accidentally killing a kitten

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Q: If a person accidentally killed a kitten, like that person stepped on a kitten or whatsoever, what should a person do? Does he/she have to pay for it or what? The kitten is theirs, they own the kitten.


A: If it was accidental, then one will not be sinful and there is no penalty in this case. However, one should be more careful in the future.

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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