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    Halal cat food?

    Salam,

    Do cats need to be fed halal food? Are the canned cat foods halal?

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    i dont think that the cat food needs to be halal ...because cats arent Muslim but i maybe wrong

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Cat's don't have dietary laws. Muhammad pbuh didn't say what is halal or haraam for cats, only Muslims.

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Animals eat their natural diet, which may include foods that are bad for humans, because their constitution is different to ours. So I think the above users are correct in that the dietary laws are for humans, and animals should be left to eat what's natural for them. Cats in the wild kill animals with their teeth and claws, and then eat them. It would be haram for humans to kill animals in this way (i.e. by stabbing them to death).

    You could always ask this question on a fatwa site like Islam QA





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    Re: Halal cat food?

    i seen cats eating grass jz before they puke




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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Quote Originally Posted by noobz View Post
    i seen cats eating grass jz before they puke
    I think that's something cats do when they are ill, there's a reason why they do it, I just can't remember what it is





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    Re: Halal cat food?

    When it comes to food whether haram or halal there is a law for only humans (muslims).

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    Re: I think that's something cats do when they are ill, there's a reason why they do it, I just can't remember what it is

    yes they eat grass when their tummy is upset...

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    "It is Haraam to consume Haraam food. Similarly, it is Haraam to take any benefit from the Haraam food. To buy or sell Haraam food is also Haraam.
    Therefore, it is not permissible to buy Haraam food to feed the cat. Halaal meat should be used. (Fataawa Rahimiyyah vol.10 pg.138; Darul Ishaat)"

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    From sunniforum:http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?7742-Do-the-laws-of-halal-haram-food-apply-to-feeding-pets-animals&p=71697&viewfull=1#post71697

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halal catfood View Post
    Salam,

    Do cats need to be fed halal food? Are the canned cat foods halal?
    for a moment there i thought you asked if it's halal to eat cat food. surely the economy is not that bad?

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Quote Originally Posted by paws View Post
    Re: I think that's something cats do when they are ill, there's a reason why they do it, I just can't remember what it is

    yes they eat grass when their tummy is upset...
    Its usually dogs that will eat grass if they have an upset stomach.

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    Re: Halal cat food?

    Quote Originally Posted by noobz View Post
    i seen cats eating grass jz before they puke
    Our cat eats grass and she's not ill. It helps with her digestive sytem.
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    Re: Halal cat food?

    welll actually, yes, the cats do need to be fed halal food.because the reason which the jurists give for why dogs are nt permissible in households is that they are 'najis' or impure. and no matter how much you try they always end up with some impurity. whereas cats are not 'najis'but 'taahir'or pure, because they roam about in the muslim houses and donot generally eat impure things. but if a cat eats something impure, i.e. pork or something like that, it becomes impure for the time that food stays in its body. and every thing it touches becomes impure too. therefore, the pet cats do need to b fed with halal stuff according to jurists.
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