Is Horse meat allowed in Islam?

Fatwa ID: 02923

Answered by:  Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is Horse meat allowed in Islam?

 

Answer:

 

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Imam Abu Hanifah (RA) is of the opinion that consuming horse meat is Makruh Tanzihi due to its honour and due to the fact that a horse is needed in wars and battles. Imam Abu Yusuf (RA) and Imam Muhammad (RA) consider it to be halal and it is said that Imam Abu Hanifah (RA) retreated to this opinion. Therefore, it will be permissible to consume, although best to avoid.

(Hidayah p.441 v.4)

 

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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