Should I Pay Zakat on Animals I Own?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have started a business of dry animals. I purchased animals (cows and calfs) and intend to sell them when they fatten. Is Zakah due on them? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, if the animals are purchased for resale, they would be deemed zakatable. Hence, you […]

How Can I Kill Rats to Feed Them to My Snakes?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I own snakes and feed them live rats. Feeding live rats is very dangerous for the snakes because the rats tend to fight back. What is a permissible way to kill the rats? Some people slam the rats. Some people put the rats in a container and leak in […]

VIDEO: Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah in Conversation

For almost forty minutes, Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah answered questions from Nazir Ahmed Ghani of Subh e Noor, a Pakistani channel. The topics ranged from animal rights to sufis who don’t follow Islamic law, if dhikr serves any purpose and how a man’s religiosity affects his treatment of his wife, the intense pressure of being […]

Is Paying Fees to Look at Animals Impermissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is paying fees to look at animals impermissible? Answer: assalamu `alaykum This would be permissible. The basis is that confining animals is permissible provided they are fed and treated properly. Following from this, paying to see these animals would also be permitted as there is nothing indicating prohibition. However, […]

Is It Permissible to Artificially Inseminate Female Livestock?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the ruling regarding artificially inseminating female animals (cows in my case)? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. While superior to let animals fulfill their right of sexual fulfillment—as the sunna is to deal with animals with […]

Using a Feather Duster Made with Real Ostrich Feathers

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to use a feather duster made with real ostrich feathers? Are the feathers pure (tahir) in the Hanafi school of jurisprudence (madhhab) if one does not know if the feathers are taken from a live or already slaughtered bird? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most […]