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Keeping rats as pets

 

Question:

 

Aslkm, would just like to find out something plz. What is the islmaic rule regarding- to keep rodents (mice,rats,hamsters etc) as pets?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

A rodent is a creature which Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has termed “Fuwaysiqah” (a small corrupt harmful creature), and Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has even given permission for a person in Ihraam to kill it.

 

Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The Muhrim (one in Ihraam) can kill a snake, a scorpion, a kite (hawk-like bird), a rabid dog and a fuwaysiqah.” I (the narrator) asked (the Sahaabi narrating the Hadeeth): “What is the Fuwaysiqah?” He replied: “The rat/mouse.” I asked: “And what’s the problem with rats/mice?” He replied: “Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam woke up (one night) and it (the rodent) had taken the candle and climbed up to the roof to burn it (the house) down upon him.” [i]

 

Furthermore rodents are regarded as “Khabaa’ith” (dirty impure creatures) and that is why they are not permissible to eat.

 

Imaam `Abdul Ghani Al-Ghunaymi Rahimahullaah mentions in Al-Lubaab Fee Sharhil Kitaab: “And (it is not permissible to eat) rats/mice and geckos and snakes, because they are of the dirty impure creatures.” [ii]

 

Now when the Sharee`ah has termed vermin as evil, dirty, impure corrupt creatures, it therefore is unbefitting of a Muslim to take such creatures as pets.

 

However it will be permissible to keep a hamster as a pet.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Thursday 27th Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 9th May 2013.


 [i]عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ” يَقْتُلُ الْمُحْرِمُ: الْأَفْعَى، وَالْعَقْرَبَ، وَالْحِدَاءَ، وَالْكَلْبَ الْعَقُورَ، وَالْفُوَيْسِقَةَ “، قُلْتُ مَا الْفُوَيْسِقَةُ؟ قَالَ: ” الْفَأْرَةُ “، قُلْتُ: وَمَا شَأْنُ الْفَأْرَةِ؟ قَالَ: إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اسْتَيْقَظَ، وَقَدْ أَخَذَتِ الْفَتِيلَةَ، فَصَعِدَتْ بِهَا إِلَى السَّقْفِ لِتُحَرِّقَ عَلَيْهِ. – رواه الإمام أحمد رحمه الله في مسنده.

 

 [ii]والفأر والوزغ والحيات لأنها من الخبائث. – قاله الإمام عبد الغني الغنيمي رحمه الله في كتابه اللباب في شرح الكتاب.

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Is the bleeding immediately after a hysterectomy op regarded as nifaas or istihaadha

 

Question:

 

Is the bleeding immediately after a hysterectomy op regarded as nifaas or istihaadha?

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

This bleeding will be considered as Istihaadhah, because it is an internal injury and does not have anything to do with childbirth.

 

Because the definition of the term “Nifaas” as stated by Imaam Al-Margheenaani Rahimahullaah in Al-Hidaayah is:

 

“An-Nifaas is that blood which exits after giving birth, because it (i.e. the word “nifaas”) is derived from the “breathing (tanaffus) of the womb with blood” or the “exiting of a soul (nafs) meaning a child”, or in the meaning of “blood”.

And the blood which is seen by a pregnant woman at the beginning of and during her giving birth before the exiting of the child is Istihaadhah.” [i]

 

So as long as there’s no child involved like in this case, it will simply be considered Istihaadhah, and not Nifaas.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Thursday 27th Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 1434 – 9th May 2013.


 [i]“النفاس هو الدم الخارج عقيب الولادة ” لأنه مأخوذ من تنفس الرحم بالدم أو من خروج النفس بمعنى الولد ” أو بمعنى الدم والدم الذي تراه الحامل ابتداء أو حال ولادتها قبل خروج الولد استحاضة” – قاله الإمام المرغيناي رحمه الله في كتابه الهداية.

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