Making salaam to one’s pets

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can one greet one’s animals/pets in the Islamic greeting and also communicate the way he would with a muslim eg. Alhamdulillah, As salaam mu alykum etc.?


A: There is no such a thing.

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


Answered by:

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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