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Bee venom contains many of the therapeutic substances that beneficial for disease treatment. However, this substance falls within the general context of toxins that the jurists regard it as impure. Others argue that the use of poisonous substance is prohibited although it is not impure. Furthermore, the extraction of the venom usually involves the act of killing though there is prophetic text prohibits the bee killing and hence; this issue motivates the study to be carried out.Therefore,the study attempts to answer the following questions: Whether the bee venom is impure and its use is forbidden; and whetherthe bee venom is considered among the poisonous substances that the jurists prohibit their use, and whether the prohibition of bee killing falls within the context of prophetic ḥadīth. The importance of the study lies in the problem that it addresses, especially with the lack of research that discuss on this issue. The study mainly adopts analytical method onscholarly works. Among the most notable results that the study came out is that, the permissibilityof using bee venom for treatment because it is pure, the permissibility to kill bees for human needs, and to use their venom for disease treatment. Even if these result in the death of the bee, because death has occurred not intentionally if the medical need arises for that and the treatment is specialized in this type of disease treatment.
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