Is It Sinful To Kill Spiders in One’s House?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I’m unfortunately quite nervous with spiders. I’m able to pick up very small spiders and throw them out of the window. However, I’m too nervous and also unable to pick up larger spiders. Is it sinful if I squash and kill them? Answer: […]

Is it Permissible to Keep a Watchdog Inside The House? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is one allowed to have a watch dog inside the house in the Maliki school? What are the conditions for having such a dog, if any? Are there specific criteria that need to be met concerning the *need* of this type of dog besides one’s own subjective interpretation of […]

The Ruling on Killing Pests & Harmful Insects

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I recently discovered we have bedbugs in our house. We had someone come in and spray our house since squashing them doesn’t really work. The spray slows them down at first but then they die within a few minutes. Will we be forgiven for this as I know we […]