Dear brothers and sisters

My question regards the type of animals that at first glance don't cause any fatal harm to a human being

So, I wondered for a while if it is allowed to kill mosquitoes who sting you to feed themselves with your blood. I often kill them and cite Surah Al-Ikhlas 3 times and then throw them away in the dustbin.

And I also wonder now if it is permissible to kill animals who bite you without any physical harm except for a scar. (E.g. non-venomous snakes, fire ants, non-venomous spiders, etc...)

Please show your source as you explain how you should deal with those type of animals.

Thank you in advance


It was narrated from Ibn Umar that he heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) address the people from the minbar, saying: “Kill snakes.”

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar said: "After that, I would not leave any snake that I saw but I would kill it."

Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3298) and Muslim (3233)



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    I appreciate the hadith that is focused on the case of the snakes. Was there something mentioned about other type of animals, especially mosquitoes? – user24306 Jun 25 '18 at 23:21

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