Pet Euthanasia

Q: I would like to know if pet euthanasia is allowed in islam. I currently own a dog who is very ill at the moment and seems to be suffering. I am planning on taking it to the vet and should the vet suggest euthanasia I would like to know if this is pemissable.

A. Pet euthanasia is not allowed in Islam. Make the animal comfortable as possible and let it die a natural death. It will die on its decreed time. We will not be questioned by Allah Ta'aala for its natural death. But should we take its life, then we shall be held accountable, for that is killing unjustly, regardless of the motive.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai