Can The Soul of a Dead Cat Wander Around?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


My beloved cat died in a car accident a few days ago. I loved him unconditionally. A few days after the death, I bought a new kitten, but the kitten behaves just like my deceased cat. It stays at the same spots, sleeps at the same spots, and so on. Furthermore, my cat ran away on the 16th of June, and my kitten was born on the 16th of April. I am very confused since they do so many similar things. Did Allah bring me my dead cat in another kitten since I had such a breakdown? Also, I ask myself if my cat can hear me when I speak with him at his grave and if it visits us at home.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. I am sad to hear about the death of your cat.

Allah Most High has rewarded you with another kitten. He has also made it behave like the previous cat. Animals do not pay earthly visits or respond at the grave.

In Every Living Being a Reward for Charity

Suraqa ibn Ju’shum (Allah be pleased with him) reported I asked the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) about a lost camel who comes to drink from my cisterns that I have prepared for my camels, “Will I be rewarded if I give it some water to drink?” The Prophet said, “Yes, in every living being with a warm liver is a reward for charity.”  [Ibn Maja]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.