Saturday 20 Ṣafar 1441 - 19 October 2019

Killing animals which have become a nuisance


In our building there is a feral cat. Is it permissible to kill it?


Praise be to Allaah.

If a cat or similar animal is known to be a nuisance and aggressive, and a man kills it when it is acting aggressively for his own protection, he does not owe any compensation for doing so. It is like when a man kills an attacker in self-defence. And Allaah knows best.

Source: Fataawa al-Imaam al-Nawawi, 220

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