Can we kill those animals which can be harmful for us like Scorpion etc. Does Islam give us permission for this?


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Yes, it is permissible to kill creatures that may cause harm, including scorpions. There are ahadith which explicitly state this:

خمس فواسق يقتلن في الحل والحرم الحية والغراب الأبقع والفأرة والكلب العقور والحديا

Five are the harmful things which should be killed in the sanctuary or otherwise: snake, speckled crow, rat, rabid dog and kite

Sahih Muslim

خمس فواسق يقتلن في الحرم الفأرة والعقرب والحديا والغراب والكلب العقور

Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers and can be killed even in the sanctuary: They are the rat the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog.

Sahih Bukhari

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