Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 37932
Asked Country: Indonesia

Answered Date: Feb 08,2019

Title: Is it permissible to sell kittens?


Assalamu alaikum, im having 2 persian cats which are taken care by my children like giving them special food, one room alloted for them with fan etc. They are comfortable living but we have place for 2 cats so if they put baby kittens we can take care of them for few days and we want to sell it to others for some fixed money. Is it halal. Bcos we cannot keep all cats. And if we give it free the person who is adopting may not take care of the cats . If he give money then he will have some value for it. Pls give clarity


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

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

It is permissible sell cats/kittens. The income will be Halaal. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (6/ 348) [1]

أما الهرة فقد ذكر شيخ الإسلام في «شرح السير» : أنه يجوز بيعها، سئل عطاء بن رباح عن ثمن الهرة فقال: لا بأس به

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (6/ 187)

وَيَجُوزُ بَيْعُ الْهِرَّةِ لِأَنَّهَا تَصْطَادُ الْفَأْرَةَ وَالْهَوَامَّ الْمُؤْذِيَةَ فَهِيَ مُنْتَفَعٌ بِهَا


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (5/ 68)

ويجوز بيع البازي والشاهين والصقر وأمثالها والهرة، ويضمن متلفها، لا بيع الحدأة والرخمة وأمثالهما


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