pet
Question :

Is it permissible for me to keep a dog as a pet?

Answer :

It is permissible to keep a dog. But dogs are najis, and one should make sure that the body and clothes are purified in order to perform the prayers if they have come into contact with them with dampness.

Cat's Hair
Question :

Is it permissible to keep a cat as a pet? Is their hair najis?

Answer :

It is permissible to keep a cat as a pet and its hair is not najis. But if cat hair sticks to one’s clothes his prayer is invalid as an obligatory precaution.

Jurisprudence on Caged Pets
Question :

Which birds are permissible to be kept as pets in a cage?

Answer :

It is permissible to keep any kind of bird as a pet.

Animals
Question :

If a cat at home scratches a member of the family viciously, will it be permissible to hit the cat?

Answer :

It is permissible to hit it in order to prevent it from causing harm.

Desexing pets
Question :

Is it prohibited to castrate an animal?

Answer :

It is permissible.

Zakat on Cats
Question :

We have two cats; both are over four years old. Are they liable for Zakat?

Answer :

There is no zakat on cats.