Animal euthanasia

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Q: I’m working in animal an animal hospital and  sometimes we got patients like horses in very bad conditions in pain so we use a drug that can kill in seconds. Is there anywhere in quran or hadith or shariya that we shouldn’t kill these kind of patients that are in pain?


A: The animals that are troublesome could be killed.

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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