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Buying food for cats with sadaqah funds

Fatwaa ID: 1954

Apa i hav a box i put sadqa every day money like coins o rands
Now i want to know if i can use that money to buy cat food
A stray cat is
coming home n i don have other money to but cat food

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We commend you for your daily sadaqah. That is a great form of worship. Nafl sadaqah funds can be used for any good cause or towards any good avenue. Feeding stray cats is an act of good. Looking after the creation of Allaah Ta’aala is a rewarable act. Accordingly, it will be permissible for you to purchase cat food for the stray cat in question with your sadaqah funds.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/22/1445 AH – 12/06/2023 CE | AML1-8579

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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