Fatwa ID: 04206
Answered by: Maulana Mustafa Umar
Does eating grasshopper necessitate kaffarah in Ramadan, since it is nutritious?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Imam Quduri explains: “Whoever deliberately…eat or drinks whatever causes nourishment…is obligated to make up the fast and expiate it.” [See Mukhtasar Al-Quduri p. 108, Taha Publishers, 2010] Since a grasshopper is nourishing, it will break the fast and require an expiation. However, if a grasshopper entered a person's mouth only, and they did not eat it, it will not break the fast.
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Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham