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  1. In the Qur'an, the serpent is mentioned five times and all five times in the same context-the transformation of Moses 'staff into a snake:' And here is a snake [ayayyatun] that crawls '(20: 20) / 'And he threw down his rod, and here is a snake [thuʿbānun] manifest' (26: 32, exactly the same in 7: 107)/ '”…And drop your stick!” When he saw that it was writhing like a snake [jānnun]…'(27: 10, exactly the same at 28: 31).

    Three different words are used: thubbānun, which occurs only twice in these ayats; jānnun, which, in addition to these two points, means (mainly) jinnah-however, the word jinnatun – madness, and the word jannāti – garden, peren are derived from the same root. paradise; finally ,ayayyatun (once in this meaning in the Qur'an) is an atypical word usage: usually from this root comesayayati – life .

    The Sunnah, the second source of Islam, does not say much about snakes. So, in particular, according to one of the hadiths quoted in 'Sahih' According to Imam Muslim, snakes are a type of living creatures that cause harm, and killing them is allowed (the same goes for the spotted crow, mouse, mad dog, and kite). According to it, snakes should be called three times to leave their homes (if they have crawled into them) – because it may turn out that it is not a snake, but a genie who has converted to Islam (see the previous article). above); snakes should be killed outside their homes, because 'they [deprive people of] their sight [with their gaze] and cause pregnant women to miscarry' ('Sahih' of Imam Muslim, book 46: 'The Book of Snakes and other [creatures]'). For a more detailed description of the snake situation, see the Sunanah section of Abu Dawud, see hadiths 5248-5261.

    According to Ibn Sirin's Great Tafsir of Dreams, ” The hiss of the serpent announces the retreat of a hidden and undefeated enemy, from whom the dreamer will be protected.”

    In general, the attitude to the image of the snake in Islam is completely different from Christianity-first of all, because there is no key image of Satan in the form of a snake – although there is a possibility that the image of the snake is a jinn, it should be remembered that the jinn are not negative beings, but beings similar to humans (although having a different nature); there may be jinn – Muslims, for example.

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