Fatwa: # 2057
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: United States
Date: 25th January 2001


Is it permissible to neuter a cat to prevent it from breeding?


We purchased a kitten as a pet and don't want that it meet with other cats and reproduce (produce kittens). It is allowed to neuter or spade (alter sexual organs so that they become disfunctional) our cat so that it can not longer reproduce?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Yes, it is permissible to neuter your cat if it is done so for a valid reason (i.e. it is beneficial or prevents a harm).

Neutering your cat to prevent it from breeding is a valid reason.

See Ask Imam #19124 for further details. 

And Allah Taāla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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