Q: Is it permissible to feed my pet kitten tinned meat, sometimes it is beef, mince etc and it is haram meat. Will I be sinning if I feed her Haram meat?
A: It is not permissible to feed animals with pet food that contains haram meat.As an alternative, you may consider purchasing and feeding animals with non-meat pet food or prepare and feed animals with pet food using halal meat and ingredients. You may consider feeding animals with your leftover food which will not go to waste and the animals will be fed.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Muhammad Haris Siddiqui
Student Darul Iftaa Melbourne, Australia
Checked and Approved by, Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
Q: Who is Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu)
A: Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) is a famous Sahabi. His name Hurairah is derived from the Arabic word “Hirrah” which means cat. He was known as the “the kitten man,” literally “the father of a kitten” because he was fond of cats and since his childhood often had a cat to play with.
And Allah knows best
Ml. Ebrahim Desai, Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai Darul Iftaa
Q: Can I feed a pet , pet food bought from the supermarket?
A: If the pet in reference is a dog, then we wish to point out that it is not permissible to keep a dog as a pet. It will only be permissible to keep a dog for hunting, guarding, farming etc. Nevertheless, the pet-food that is sold in the supermarkets contains Haram ingredients such as meat which is not slaughtered according to the laws of Shari’a. Such meat is considered as carrion hence, it will not be permissible to purchase such food or to feed it to animals. (Fatawa Hindiya, vol. 5 pg. 361, Maktaba Rashidiya / Fatawa Rahimiya, vol. 9 pg. 138, Dar al-Isha’at)
As an alternative, you can consider purchasing non-meat pet food for animals if available, prepare your own dog food with Halal ingredients or feed the animals your leftovers. In this manner the food will not go to waste and the animal will be fed.