Kill poisonous insect or animal

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:


i only want to know that (is this a sin to kill insects which is harmfull to use?)

please reply me as soon as possible

Allah Hafiz


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Kill poisonous insect or animal

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The Prophet (saws) said: "Kill the snake and the scorpion, (even) during the salah."

(Related by Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, an-Nasa'i, and Ibn Majah.)


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.531         Narrated by Aisha

The Prophet (saws) said, "Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers,  and can be killed even in the Sacred Mosque: They are the rat, the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog."


In light of the above authentic narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws),  the scholars are unanimous in their opinion that there is no sin if one kills a pest,  or a insect,  or a dangerous animal,  when one fears it may harm people or one’s domestic animals.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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