Declawing a cat that is troublesome

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Q: I wanted to know if it’s ok to laser declaw a cat? It’s a new technology that causes virtually no pain and no bleeding and the cat is back to normal. Please can you look into it and tell me if its ok to do? My cat is scratching everywhere and everything and is very aggressive.


A: Do not declaw it. Through declawing it, you will leave it defenceless. If it is troublesome and you cannot manage to look after it, then give it to the SPCA.

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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