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Birds in Cages

Is one permitted to keep birds in cages, for no other purpose then to keep them as a display in their homes or gardens?

There is no harm in that as long as they are kept in a manner that they will be provided with food and water. This is because the Prophet mentioned a woman who was in the Fire because of a cat: she confined it without feeding it or giving it water, and without releasing it so that it could eat the pests in the land. This Hadith indicates that had she fed the cat and given it water, even though she confined it, she would not have been punished. And with Allaah is the facilitation to do what is right.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 280
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