Will animals go to Jannah?

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  1. In surah (Al-Kahf: 18) it is spoken about “the dog of the people of the cave” is this referring to all dogs or what does that mean?
  2. Do animals go to janah? and I’m referring to dogs in particular?



  1. The dog in the story in the people of the cave refers to a specific dog that followed them and remained with them. 
  2. Animals will not go to Jannah. 

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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