Question:

  1. 1.Is it permissible to put down an animal that has a contagious disease, however it has no physical signs of illness nor is it suffering but it is evident through blood tests. One wishes to put it down out of fear of it spreading to other animals?

 

 

  1. 2.If the dung or urine of a herbivore animal gets onto ones clothing, is it regarded as impure and is it permissible to read Salah with such clothing?

 

 

Answer:

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

As-salamu’alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

 

  1. 1.There is an academic debate on the concept of contagious diseases being contagious by itself. It is our belief that everything happens with the will of Allah Ta’ala including the spread of contagious disease. However, there is no debate on the contagious diseases spreading through means and association. That is, one animal may get affected with the disease and sickness of another animal due to being in one stable. Again, it is our belief that sickness through association and means is ultimately with the will of Allah Ta’ala. Almighty Allah has put effect in the means in this world.

 

With regards to the question in the enquiry, if the animal is suffering and a contagious sickness is detected, then we advise to separate that animal from other animals. This will obviously require some sacrifice, which is an act of virtue and great reward.

 

As such, it will not be permissible to put down an animal based on the fear of its sickness being contagious.

 

5770 - حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «لاَ عَدْوَى وَلاَ صَفَرَ، وَلاَ هَامَةَ» فَقَالَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، فَمَا بَالُ الإِبِلِ، تَكُونُ فِي الرَّمْلِ كَأَنَّهَا الظِّبَاءُ، فَيُخَالِطُهَا البَعِيرُ الأَجْرَبُ فَيُجْرِبُهَا؟ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «فَمَنْ أَعْدَى الأَوَّلَ»

بخاري

3911 - حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُتَوَكِّلِ الْعَسْقَلَانِيُّ، وَالْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «لَا عَدْوَى، وَلَا طِيَرَةَ، وَلَا صَفَرَ، وَلَا هَامَّةَ» فَقَالَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ: مَا بَالُ الْإِبِلِ تَكُونُ فِي الرَّمْلِ كَأَنَّهَا الظِّبَاءُ فَيُخَالِطُهَا الْبَعِيرُ الْأَجْرَبُ فَيُجْرِبُهَا؟ قَالَ: «فَمَنْ أَعْدَى الْأَوَّلَ» قَالَ مَعْمَرٌ: قَالَ الزُّهْرِيُّ: فَحَدَّثَنِي رَجُلٌ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: «لَا يُورِدَنَّ مُمْرِضٌ عَلَى مُصِحٍّ» قَالَ: فَرَاجَعَهُ الرَّجُلُ فَقَالَ: أَلَيْسَ قَدْ حَدَّثَنَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لَا عَدْوَى، وَلَا صَفَرَ، وَلَا هَامَةَ؟» قَالَ: لَمْ أُحَدِّثْكُمُوهُ، قَالَ الزُّهْرِيُّ: قَالَ أَبُو سَلَمَةَ: «قَدْ حَدَّثَ بِهِ وَمَا سَمِعْتُ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ نَسِيَ حَدِيثًا قَطُّ غَيْرَهُ»

ابو داود

 

بذل المجهول في حل سنن ابي داود Vol. 11 Pg. 641

 

فتاوى رحيمية Vol.1 Pg.214-217

 

  1. 2.A herbivore animal is an animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to plant material. These animals have an all plant diet and have characteristics that are special to obtain plant material.[i] The urine of a herbivore animal is termed as najasat-e- khafeefah (lower form of impurity) in Islam.

 

 In principle, if najasat-e-khafeefah (lower form of impurity) soils one clothing to the extent of one quarter on any specific portion of the clothing, for example, the sleeve or collar etc, then such a person’s Salah will be invalid. If the urine soils less than a quarter of any portion of the clothing, then Salah will be valid. If the soiled portion cannot be washed due to circumstances, then the Salah will not be makrooh (disliked). If the soil portion could be washed and one performed Salah with such clothing, then Salah will be makrooh (disliked).

 

 With regards to the dung of an herbivore animal, it is najasat-e- galeeza (higher form of impurity). If this kind of impurity soils ones clothing, then such a person’s Salah will be valid as long as it does not reach the size of a dirham. The size of a dirham would be the size of the inner palm of the hand. If it exceeds the size limit of one dirham then Salah will be invalid. However, it is best to remove the impurity or change ones clothing before praying Salah.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

 

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, U.S.A

 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

Ahsanul Fatawa Vol.2  Pg. 87

Aap Ke Masaail Aur Un Ka Hal Vol.2 Pg 93

Fatawa Al-Hindiyyah Vol. 1  Pg. 45

 

اللباب فى شرح الكتاب

 Vol.2  Pg. 105-106

وإن أصابته نجاسةٌ مخففةٌ كبول ما يؤكل لحمه جازت الصلاة معه، ما لم يبلغ ربع الثوب

وقيد بالبول لأن نجاسة البعر والروث والخشى غليظ عند أبي حنيفة

 

بحر الراءق

Vol.1  Pg. 114

 

فَدَلَّ عَلَى أَنَّ بَوْلَ مَا يُؤْكَلُ لَحْمُهُ نَجِس

 

 

 

 

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