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THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE

Mohd Izhar Arif Mohd Kashim, Ahmad Yunus Mohd Noor*, Ab Rahman, Z., Rozanaliza Radzi, Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Nur Asmadayana Hasim, Mohd Nasran Mohamad, Mohd Helmy Mokhtar.

Abstract
The sterilisation of cats has been an issue widely debated by many, including the mujtahids, cat lovers, researchers and general public. While some perceive sterilisation as a cruel act, rendering it impermissible from an Islamic standpoint, others deem it to be an encouraged act as they recognise the positive effects of desexing, to the cat itself and to the society. Thus, this study seeks to analyse the process of cat desexing and evaluate its positive effects from a scientific perspective. The study also analyses the rules of desexing according to the Islamic legal doctrine (Shariah). This research is qualitative content analysis in nature. Findings in this study indicate that there are two processes to the neutering of cats, depending on its sex. Neutering of cats was also found to bring about positive effects to the cat itself, people and the society at large. From the Shariah perspective, desexing of cats was determined by the majority of Ulama (scholars) to be makruh (disliked), as cats fall under the category of animals that cannot be eaten. However, given the positive outcomes that desexing has on the overall well-being of the society, desexing of cats is allowed on the basis that it is beneficial and not harmful. This study may have implications for parties in the field of medicine, veterinarians, cat lovers and the Muslim community as a guide to care for cats, and to preserve a healthy eco-system as well as the well-being of a society.

Key words: Sterelisation, cats, Maqasid Shariah, science, rules


 
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Kashim MIAM, Noor AYM, Rahman A, Z. , Radzi R, Hamjah SH, Hasim NA, Mohamad MN, Mokhtar MH. THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207


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Kashim MIAM, Noor AYM, Rahman A, Z. , Radzi R, Hamjah SH, Hasim NA, Mohamad MN, Mokhtar MH. THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=96918 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207


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Kashim MIAM, Noor AYM, Rahman A, Z. , Radzi R, Hamjah SH, Hasim NA, Mohamad MN, Mokhtar MH. THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. JCR. 2020; 7(5): 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



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Kashim MIAM, Noor AYM, Rahman A, Z. , Radzi R, Hamjah SH, Hasim NA, Mohamad MN, Mokhtar MH. THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(5): 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



Harvard Style

Kashim, M. I. A. M., Noor, . A. Y. M., Rahman, . A., Z., ., Radzi, . R., Hamjah, . S. H., Hasim, . N. A., Mohamad, . M. N. & Mokhtar, . M. H. (2020) THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. JCR, 7 (5), 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



Turabian Style

Kashim, Mohd Izhar Arif Mohd, Ahmad Yunus Mohd Noor, Ab Rahman, Z., Rozanaliza Radzi, Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Nur Asmadayana Hasim, Mohd Nasran Mohamad, and Mohd Helmy Mokhtar. 2020. THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



Chicago Style

Kashim, Mohd Izhar Arif Mohd, Ahmad Yunus Mohd Noor, Ab Rahman, Z., Rozanaliza Radzi, Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Nur Asmadayana Hasim, Mohd Nasran Mohamad, and Mohd Helmy Mokhtar. "THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kashim, Mohd Izhar Arif Mohd, Ahmad Yunus Mohd Noor, Ab Rahman, Z., Rozanaliza Radzi, Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Nur Asmadayana Hasim, Mohd Nasran Mohamad, and Mohd Helmy Mokhtar. "THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.5 (2020), 1025-1031. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kashim, M. I. A. M., Noor, . A. Y. M., Rahman, . A., Z., ., Radzi, . R., Hamjah, . S. H., Hasim, . N. A., Mohamad, . M. N. & Mokhtar, . M. H. (2020) THE RULES OF STERILISATION OF DOMESTIC CATS FROM A SHARIAH AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (5), 1025-1031. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.05.207