Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 33094
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Dec 25,2018

Title: Will a cat walking around the house spread impurity in the house?

Question

Keeping indoor cat's

 

Assalamulaykum.  I would like to ask what the ruling in Islam is regarding keeping cats in the house? The main concern I have is, I would like to keep a indoor cat which uses a litter tray inside the house to go to the toilet, the cat walks into the tray and then does what it needs to do and then it covers the faeces by kicking litter and covering it using its paws and then it starts walking around the house, I would like to know if this would make my house impure?

Answer

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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

You may keep a cat as a pet. The cat kicking litter over its impurity and walking around the house will not make the house impure. [1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


[1]

مختصر القدوري (ص: 21)

وإذا أصابت الخف نجاسة ولها جرم فجفت فدلكه بالأرض جاز

 

الهداية شرح البداية (1/ 37)

وإذا أصاب الخف نجاسة لها جرم كالروث والعذرة والدم والمني فجفت فدلكه بالأرض جاز

 

التنبيه على مشكلات الهداية (1/ 430)

وأيضًا فقد أذن النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- في إزالة النجاسة بغير الماء في مواضع: منها: الاستجمار بالأحجار.

ومنها: قوله في النعلين: "ثم ليدلكهما بالتراب؛ فإن التراب لهما طهور".

 

النهر الفائق شرح كنز الدقائق (1/ 145)

وإلى هنا تبين أن التطهير يكون بالدبغ والنزح والغسل والدلك ومسح الصقيل والجفاف

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