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Can A Muslim Have A Pet Pig In Islam

By October 17, 2022No Comments
Can A Muslim Have A Pet Pig In Islam?

It is quite exciting to have a pet sometimes. But in Uk, the U.S.A, and other western countries. It is tradition to join the pet as a member of a family. Pets are like newborn children whom you look after, feed, take care of their skin, and hygiene, and bathe as needed. People are occupied and happy to have a pet. It keeps people doing activities that will keep them busy. It’s rather not Haram. 

People may argue that you are wasting your time with pets. Make sure and remember the first point is that, wasting the time on something that is prohibited in Islam is Haram. Secondly, wasting your time with something that is not haram, but that is also distracting your attention toward beneficial works. 

Can a Muslim have a pet pig in Islam in light of the Quran and Sunnah?

Having a pig as a pet is not allowed in your house. For certain foods that are forbidden to eat in Islam, same like that we are not permitted to have the Haram animal as a pet. According to the Quran:

“Or the flesh of swine pork, etc, for that surely is impure”. (Quran 6:145)

According to this ayah, the meat of the pig is haram to eat, and the pig is impure and different scholars agree on a point, the pig is a small animal so you better get rid of it by killing it. 

According to Nabi Kareem SAW: “I swear by him whose hands my soul is, the son of Mary will shortly descend amongst you people as a just ruler and will  break the cross and kill the pig and abolish the jizyah (tax) taken from non-Muslim who is in the protection of Non-Muslims Government.” (AL-BUKHARI & Muslims). 

The Quran is mentioned in the 4 chapters of the Holy Quran, surah Al-Baqra, Al-Ma’ida, Al’Inam, and Al-Nahal about the prohibition of pork. These verses explain that it is prohibited to eat, and have pork as a pet in the house. Chapter 6 is explaining about the prohibition of Pig for Muslims and non-muslims. 

Forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it. (AL-INA 6:145)


Two quranic verses will tell the Muslims why the pig is haram and it is banned for Muslims. Surah Al-MAIDA (5:3)  “the prohibition for Muslims are dead animals, the blood of swine, that flesh that is dedicated by others than Allah. Those animals are also haram that are killed or strangled or by gorging on horns. And those animals are eaten by wild animals. Except for those animals that you slaughter before their death. And those that are sacrificed on a stone altar, and that you seek decisions through divining arrows”.

In these verses, Allah is clearly stating that Muslims follow his commands and stray from eating the haram animals’ flesh or having them as a pet. The flesh of swine and pig is strictly banned for Muslims in Islam. 

In which conditions can you eat Pork?

In the event of severe hunger, you can eat pork that would not come under disobedience to Allah. And Allah is well-understanding and forgiving. 

which animals are Halal in islam?

Herbivores and cud-chewing animals like cattle, sheep, deer, goats, antelope, and cows. These animals are Halal in Islam and Allah ordered us to eat their flesh by slaughtering them with bismillah and takbeer. 


can a Muslim have a pet pig? In Islam to have a pet is haram and it is forbidden as it has impurities and health adverse effects. Allah has said the prohibition from pork in 4 chapters of the Holy Quran. Pets can be dogs, cats, and parrots that are not deviating your attention from Allah. Make sure all of your acts will be acceptable if you fulfill Allah’s commands in it. Do mercy with animals to a limit. 

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Irsha Ikram

Irsha Ikram is a great Islamic researcher, and writer, and have a good command of Quranic writing. She has done Masters's (MS.c Psychology) and Certified Cognitive behavioral therapist and a member of Pakistan & American Psychological Association.

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