Tuesday 21 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 5 December 2023

Eating snake so that one will not be bitten


What is the ruling on eating snake so that one will not be bitten?


Praise be to Allah.

That is not permitted. The person who grills a snake then eats it has obeyed the Shaytaan. There is something in it which is inherently devilish and something which is connected to the shaytaateen (devils); it is a like riding beast for them or something like that. Whoever mixes its flesh with his flesh [by eating it] should be avoided because of that. 

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Source: From Fataawa Samaahat al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem (may Allaah have mercy on him) p.1/95