My cat gave birth to 5 kittens. I don`t want to keep them. I heard a hadith that leaving a cat unattended may lead to Jahannam. I am unable to take a decision. Please help me.

DWQA QuestionsCategory: MiscellaneousMy cat gave birth to 5 kittens. I don`t want to keep them. I heard a hadith that leaving a cat unattended may lead to Jahannam. I am unable to take a decision. Please help me.
admin Staff asked 9 months ago
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admin Staff answered 9 months ago

If the kittens reached that strength that they may look for food themselves, you may leave them in a public area whereby the kittens may find their living easily. We recommend that you leave them away from a residential area, so as not to bother residents. The hadith report about a person who tied the cat and still leave it unattended such that the cat could not go look for food. The hadith also mentioned that the cat could not go to look for food even from insects under the earth. As such, as long as you leave the kittens free in an open space, you will not be liable to zulm or injustice. Wallahou a`lam