I would like to know a muslim can keep a snake at home as a pet, What does Islam says about it? What does Islam says about snake keeeping it as a pet.

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To keep a snake as a pet is not permissible. Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has commanded the killing of snakes. (Hadith of Bukhari and Muslim). Mirqat Vol. 7 Pg: 712 [Maktaba Haqqaaniyya ] Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has also discouraged keeping dogs as pets ( Mirqaat Vol. 7 Pg. 697) To keep harmful animals or animals deemed impure in the Shariah eg. pigs , as pets would not be permissible. Other animals eg: cats, sheep, goats, birds, fish etc. are permissible to keep as pets. and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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