Is It Permissible To Buy Cat Food That Contains Fish Only Ingredients and No Chicken?

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Fatwa ID: 05925


Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt




Is it permissible to buy cat food that contains fish only ingredients and no chicken?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Yes, it is permissible to buy cat food that has fish only ingredients. Fish is ḥalāl without any requirement of slaughter. What is forbidden to feed animals from an Islamic law point of view, is a dead carcass (meaning an animal that was not slaughtered causing blood flow). It is best to consult a veterinarian to see if the fish is suitable for the cat’s well-being. – (Al-Fatāwā Al-Hindīyyah, Vol 5, Page 344 and 361)1



Only Allāh knows best

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





1 لَا يَجُوزُ الِانْتِفَاعُ بِالْمَيْتَةِ عَلَى أَيِّ وَجْهٍ، وَلَا يُطْعِمُهَا الْكِلَابَ وَالْجَوَارِحَ، كَذَا فِي الْقُنْيَةِ – كتاب الفتاوى الهندية ج٥/ ص ٣٤٤ دار الفكر

رجل ذبح كلبه أو حماره جاز أن يطعم سنوره من ذلك وليس له أن يطعمه خنزيره أو شيئا من الميتة – كتاب الفتاوى الهندية ج٥ /ص٣٦١ دار الفكر





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