Permissibility of using fire to burn insects or animals

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Question:

Salam,
Is it permissible to burn animals or insects if needed for example pests or dangerous animals?.answer needed with both school of thoughts.
Jazakallah

Answer:

Wa alaykum salam.

The Prophet ( sallallahu alaihi wa salam ) has forbidden the use of fire as a means of fighting or killing
The general rule is that all living things should be treated in a good manner. However, if an animal or insect is harmful towards one, then it is permissible, at times recommended or even necessary depending on circumstances, to kill it, in an appropriate manner without the use of fire as using fire or burning has been prohibited in hadith.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت: عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم؛ أنه قال خمس فواسق يقتلن في الحل والحرم: الحية، والغراب الأبقع، والفأرة، والكلب العقور، والحديا.
(Muslim)

Allah knows best.

Shaykh Mohammed Shakeeb.

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