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Question # : 146414


Is it okay for a pet cat to sit on the bed and sofa and on our lap? Can we pick up a pet cat? Will there be an issue of impurity (napaaki)?

Answer : 146414

Published on: Dec 22, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 170/155/SD=3/1438)

Yes, there is no harm if a pet sits on bed, sofa or lap. Cat is not najis al-ain (inherently impure). Yes, its urine etc are impure which one should avoid.


قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : إنها ليست بنجس، إنها من الطوافين عليكم والطوافات ... (أبوداؤد) (الفتاوى الهندية: 1/46)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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