Chasing away cats

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Q: There is a cat who frequently stays in our car porch and often release stool and urinates in there. We try to drag her off ensuring that she does not get hurt, but she comes again and again. Moreover, she often gives birth to her babies that hampers us. If we hit her without injuring her just to let her go away, are we committing a sin?


A: You will not be committing a sin.

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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