Killing Insects


A person has a problem with bees. They come in the house and even sting us. May we kill them?

What about other insects? Mosquitos, bugs, ants, flies, beetles, scorpions, lizards? 


It is permissible to kill such animals/insects which by nature cause harm such as scorpions, snakes etc. It is Khilafe Awla (inappropriate) to kill other insects such as bees, mosquitoes, ants etc unless they advance in causing harm to a person. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


(Ahsanul Fatawa 8/185)

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