Euthanasia for animals

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If we have a pet (budgie) that is severely ill, what would be the best for us to do:

1. Do everything to treat him even though this costs much money that could have been spent on humans (one visit to the vet is about 60 pounds, with additional costs depending on what treatment they chose)

2. Let him live even though he suffers

3. Euthanasia


A: You can perform euthanasia.

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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