Is it permissible to keep snakes as pets?
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh
It is reprehensible to keep snakes as pets as these creatures have a despicable status in the Shari’ah as well as people have a natural disliking for them. Furthermore, these are creatures that will be used to punish people in the graves.
And Allah knows best
Ml. Suhail Tarmahomed,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah