Dog Bakery


Alsalamualaikum. I have just started a business that is related to dogs, and I am worried that it may be impermissible in Islam.

In short, the core activity of the business is making treats (not meals) for dogs. The difference between my business and traditional dog food manufacturers is that the treats that I make are freshly baked,

and I market my company as a bakery for dogs, a shop in which people would come to spoil their dogs with treats that are pricey. For instance one of our main targets are people who consider their dogs as a part of their family.

My website is not online yet but here is the link of a shop that is identical to our business:

The reason I started a business like this is because it is an established model with a lot of demand and not enough supply in the country I live in.

Please check the link and let me know whether I am engaging in something haraam or not.

Jazaakum Allah Khayran


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We commend you on your sensitivity of earning a Halal income. This stems from the consciousness of your Imaan.

Nabi ﷺ said:

طَلَبُ كَسْبِ الْحَلَالِ فَرِيضَةٌ بَعْدَ الْفَرِيضَةِ

Translation: Earning of Halal income is an obligation beyond other obligations.

(Shuabul Imaan, Baihaqi)

It is permissible to run the business in reference as long as it does not involve any impermissible ingredients. The income derived will be Halal. [i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel

Checked and Concurred By

Mufti Safwaan Ibrahim

Darul Iftaa
Limbe, Malawi


[i]المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (6/ 347) 

والحاصل: أن جواز البيع يدور مع حل الانتفاع

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 108)

وَفِي التَّنْجِيسِ أَنَّ الْمُخْتَارَ لِلْفَتْوَى جَوَازُ بَيْعِ لَحْمِ الْمَذْبُوحِ مِنْ السِّبَاعِ، وَكَذَا الْكَلْبُ وَالْحِمَارُ لِأَنَّهُ طَاهِرٌ وَيُنْتَفَعُ بِهِ فِي إطْعَامِ سِنَّوْرَةٍ، بِخِلَافِ الْخِنْزِيرِ الْمَذْبُوحِ لِأَنَّهُ نَجِسُ الْعَيْنِ، وَفِي التَّخْصِيصِ إشْعَارٌ بِعَدَمِ جَوَازِ هَوَامِّ الْأَرْضِ كَالْحَيَّةِ وَالْعَقْرَبِ وَدَوَابِّ الْبَحْرِ غَيْرَ السَّمَكِ كَالضِّفْدَعِ وَالسَّرَطَانِ، لِأَنَّ جَوَازَ الْبَيْعِ يَدُورُ مَعَ حِلِّ الِانْتِفَاعِ وَحُرْمَةِ الِانْتِفَاعِ بِهَا

الفتاوى الهندية – ط. دار الفكر (3/ 114)

 والصحيح أنه يجوز بيع كل شيء ينتفع به كذا في التتارخانية


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