Selling cats

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Q: I am a cat lover. Recently I came to know that selling cats is haram. Can you tell me if it is okay to sell cats that is of an exported breed (not stray).


A: It is permissible to sell cats.

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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