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Snake as pets?

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Q. Salaams…is it permissible to keep a snake as a pet?

A. The Hadith has encouraged the killing of snakes, lizards and scorpions. Thus, it is strongly discouraged to keep such creatures as pets.

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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