Is it Permissible to Keep a Watchdog Inside The House? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is one allowed to have a watch dog inside the house in the Maliki school? What are the conditions for having such a dog, if any? Are there specific criteria that need to be met concerning the *need* of this type of dog besides one’s own subjective interpretation of […]

Is It Permissible to Castrate Animals to Stunt Their Growth or Make Them Docile?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: There is a practice in the west in which farmers remove the testicles of bull cattle at a young age so that they become docile and manageable for work. They grow to great sizes; much larger than they would’ve been had they not been altered. Because many people consume […]

Is It Permissible To Kill Insects And Harmful Animals?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible to kill insects and harmful animals through means of traps? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful To kill animals and insects which are harmful to one’s self or belongings (such as pests) is permissible. At the same time, maximum effort should be […]