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Can a muslim kill any insect or cockroach after performing ablution?

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can a muslim kill any insect or cockroach after performing ablution?


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Kill insect pest

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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 human being, or their health, or their property, or their domestic animals.


The killing of a pest has absolutely no bearing to the state or validity of one’s ablution; thus the killing of a pest does not invalidate one’s ablution in any way whatsoever.


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