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Imprisoning the cat

Fatwaa ID: 1167

Assalamualykum respected mufti saab.If a person has a cat who wants to keep going out. Three times a dog has bitten it and has been given treatment for it. Now can the cat be imprisoned at home. and not allowed to go out even though it keeps screaming to go out.

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

A person is not obligated to let his cat out as long as he is taking care of its needs. In the enquired situation, it is left to your discretion. You may do as you feel appropriate.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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