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Burning mosquitoes

Fatwaa ID: 645

Question:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
Respect Ulama, if there are a lot of mosquitoes, Is lighting a fire to burn them permissible? Can a person use a lighter to kill unconscious mosquitoes?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Rasulullaah ﷺ has expressly prohibited us from torturing or killing with fire. Accordingly, it will not be permissible to kill mosquitoes with fire. There are other adequate alternatives that you may adopt.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/01/1444 AH – 02/21/2023 CE | AMG1-2826

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


صحيح البخاري 3017
عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «لا تعذبوا بعذاب الله»

صحيح البخاري 2853
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أنه قال: «بعثنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في بعث فقال إن وجدتم فلانا وفلانا فأحرقوهما بالنار، ثم قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حين أردنا الخروج: إني أمرتكم أن تحرقوا فلانا وفلانا وإنالنار لا يعذب بها إلا الله؛ فإن وجدتموهما فاقتلوهما

سنن أبي داود 2675
عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه قال: “كُنَّا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي سَفَرٍ، فَانْطَلَقَ لِحَاجَتِهِ فَرَأَيْنَا حُمَرَةً مَعَهَا فَرْخَانِ فَأَخَذْنَا فَرْخَيْهَا، فَجَاءَتِ الْحُمَرَةُ فَجَعَلَتْ تَفْرِشُ، فَجَاءَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ: «مَنْ فَجَعَ هَذِهِ بِوَلَدِهَا؟ رُدُّوا وَلَدَهَا إِلَيْهَا». وَرَأَى قَرْيَةَ نَمْلٍ قَدْ حَرَّقْنَاهَا فَقَالَ: «مَنْ حَرَّقَ هَذِهِ؟» قُلْنَا: نَحْنُ. قَالَ: «إِنَّهُ لَا يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يُعَذِّبَ بِالنَّارِ إِلَّا رَبُّ النَّارِ»

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