Neutering Animals: Permissible or Not?

In the Hanafi school, it would be permitted to do so if there is a clear benefit in doing so.

It is mentioned in the Fatawa al-Hindiyya, one of the most definitive works in Hanafi fiqh and used as an authority by Hanafi scholars everywhere,

“If there is a clear benefit or aversion of harm in castrating a cat, there is nothing wrong with it, as mentioned in al-Kubra.” [5.357]

This is also confirmed by Imam Haskafi in Durr al-Mukhtar.

Answered By: Shaykh Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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