Q: In India there is rodent which is like a rat. In Gujrati they call it cher. It walks on the sides of the room. I heard you shouldn’t kill it because it brings blessings in the house. Is this true?


A: This is superstition. Superstition has no basis in Islam. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أنس : أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال لا عدوى ولا طيرة وأحب الفأل قالوا يا رسول الله وما الفأل ؟ قال الكلمة الطيبة (ترمذي رقم 1615)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)