Are cats clean?


1. Are cats paak?

2. Is it permissible to allow them around the house without bathing or washing them? Can we trust that the cats clean themselves and our house remains paak. I have cats and notice sometimes they do not immediately clean themselves after using the liter box so I’m unsure if they are making the house unclean. What do we do if we notice cat faeces anywhere in the house?


1. Yes, they are paak.

2. Clear it up as you will clear up any other faeces.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)