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Pet cat’s hair on clothes while praying

Fatwaa ID: 1190

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

What’s the Hukm on having a cat’s hair on someone’s clothes while he is praying?

جزاكَ اللهُ خيراً كثيراً في الدارين

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

In principle, the hair of a cat is pure. It is not najis. Accordingly, it is permissible to perform salaah while there is cat hair on one’s clothing. The salaah will be valid without any reprehension. However, one should remember that salaah is an intimate meeting with Allaah Ta’aala and one should dress and present himself in the best manner.

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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