The Ethical Treatment of Animals

Can I Get My Pet Rabbit Neutered?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel



Can I Get My Pet Rabbit Neutered?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.It would be permissible to neuter your pet rabbit for the reasons you have mentioned. It is causing a nuisance in the home and unnecessary work.Castrating and neutering an animal to fatten it, make its meat tastier, prevent it from breeding, and any form of aggressive behaviour are examples of valid reasons.

[Ibn ʿAbidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya; Tahtawi, Hashiya al-Tahtawi ’ala Maraqi ‘l-Falah]

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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 hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to both 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 personal interest is the love of books and gardening.