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I have a question regarding keeping of pigeons.

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ASA bhai ,

I have a question regarding keeping of pigeons,I would like to know whether we can keep pigeons in our houses, if yes then what is the way and what our RUSOOL(P.B.U.H.) says about it and what ALLAH (S.W.t.) says about it,what is the way to get them to hom, if NO then why,this is very urgent , Please answer it soon,




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Keep pigeons as pet

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The pigeon, unlike the swine or the dog which are declared as impure animals, is a pure animal…and there is absolutely no harm if a believers wishes to keep them as pets in their homes.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers who wished to keep lawful animals as pets, that they should honor their pets and feed and water them appropriately or let them free to search their own sustenance and survival…..for if one were abusive to one’s pets, neither fed them nor watered them appropriately, then indeed they would have to account for their cruelty and injustice, even if it were only to an animal, in the Court of Allah Subhanah on the Day of Judgment!


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.552 Narrated by Asma bint Abi Bakr

The Prophet (saws) prayed the eclipse prayer, and then said, "Hell was displayed so close that I said, 'O my Lord! Am I going to be one of its inhabitants?' " He (saws) said he was suddenly shown a woman who was being scratched by a cat. He (saws) said, "What is wrong with her?" He (saws) was told, "She had imprisoned it (i.e. the cat) till it died of hunger."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.553 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A woman was tortured and was put in Hell because of a cat which she had kept locked till it died of hunger." Allah's Messenger (saws) further said that the woman was told: 'You neither fed it nor watered when you locked it up, nor did you set it free to eat the creatures of the earth.' "


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