Cat food

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Q: I wanted to find out if we allowed to feed the cats dry/wet cat food that has derivatives of poultry (not pork)


A: If the cat food contains meat of poultry, it will not be permissible to feed it to the cat as this meat is haraam and carrion (as these types of meats are generally obtained from animals which are not slaughtered according to the Shar’ee method of slaughter). It is not permissible for a believer to purchase, sell or even feed an animal meat which is haraam.

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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