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Prohibition against killing frogs

Question

What is the status of the following narration?

كانت الضفدع تطفئ النار عن إبراهيم، وكان الوزغ ينفخ فيه، فنهي عن قتل هذا، وأمر بقتل هذا

 

Answer

Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq (rahimahullah) has recorded the words you have cited on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) through a reliable chain.

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 8392)

 

Translation

Frogs were extinguishing the fire from Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) and Geckos were blowing in it [to stoke it]. So Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade from killing frogs and commanded to kill geckos.

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar