Reward for looking after a cat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I just want to know what is the reward if you look after your cat?


A: The Hadith explains that one will receive reward through feeding or taking care of anything that possess life whether a cat or other animals. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” غفر لامرأة مومسة مرت بكلب على رأس ركي يلهث كاد يقتله العطش فنزعت خفها فأوثقته بخمارها فنزعت له من الماء فغفر لها بذلك ” . قيل : إن لنا في البهائم أجرا ؟ قال : ” في كل ذات كبد رطبة أجر “(مشكاة #1902)

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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