Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 41090
Asked Country: Austria

Answered Date: Sep 09,2018

Title: Burying Pets

Question

My pet cat has passed away. Am I allowed to bury it?

Answer

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

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

Yes, you may bury your pet cat.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]

روح المعاني ٢٨/٣٨٠ موسسة الرسالة

ففي الآية إشارة إلى مشروعية دفن الإنسان وهي مما لا خلاف فيه وأما دفن غيره من الحيوانات فقيل هو مباح لا مكروه وقد يطلب لأمر مشروع يقتضيه كدفع أذى جيفته مثلا

 

المنظومة الوهبانية ١٨٣ دار المعالي للعلوم

وقد حللا لحم البغال وأمها ... من الخيل قطعا والكراهة تذكر

وما مات فلا تطعمه كلبا فإنه ...خبيث حرام نفعه متعذر

وإن ينز كلب فوق عنز فجاءها ... نتاج له رأس ككلب فينظر

فإن أكلت لحما فكلب جميعها ... وإن أكلت تبنا فذا الرأس يبتر

ويؤكل باقيها وإن أكلت لذا ... وذا فاضربنها والصياح يخبر

وإن أشكلت فاذبح فإن كرشها بدا ... فعنز وإلا فهو كلب فيطمر

 

رد المحتار ٦/٣١١ دار الفكر

والطمر: الدفن في الأرض 

 

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