Vet treating pigs

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am a qualified vet and generally treat farm animals.

Sometimes, the farmer asks me to treat a pig that is sick. I will need to examine the animal and administer the necessary medication or treatment to it. Naturally, this will involve some physical contact with the animal.

I was told that even a pig is deserving of treatment as it is the creation of Allah, and all creatures should be shown kindness. However, I want Islamic guidance in this regard.

Is this permissible? Will the money earned through this service be halaal?


A: Just refuse this.

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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