Keeping cats as pets

Since 2014-01-06
Question:

Al-Salâm `Alaykum. Can a Muslim keep a cat as a pet?
 

Answer:

Al-Salâm `Alaykum wa Rahmah Allah wa Barakâtuh.

It is permissible to keep a cat as a pet. The Prophet (peace be upon him) described cats in the following matter: “They are among those male and female creatures who live in our attendance.” [Sunan Abî Dâwûd]

The Fatwa Department Research Committee - chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî

Source: Islam Today

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