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Euthanizing a cat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Our pet cat has taken ill in its old age; lost sight in one eye, losing balance, has a skin disease, etc. We really do not want to see him suffer anymore. Is it a sin for us to have him put down by the SPCA?


A. If there is no hope in curing the cat, it will be permissible to euthanize the cat in a humane manner to ease it of its misery. (Mawahibul Jalil)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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