The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 253

It is forbidden for a pilgrim, in a state of ihram, to kill lice on one’s body or throw them from one’s body or clothes, as a matter of precaution. Yet, there is no objection to moving them from one place to the other.

If they are killed, the kaffarah should, as a matter of ihtiyat, be feeding the poor As for mosquitoes, gnats and the like, it, as a matter of precaution, is better to avoid killing them, so long as they do not harm the pilgrim. It is permissible, though, to kill them to protect oneself, although one should, as a matter of precaution, avoid doing so.