Is Eating Mushrooms Allowed

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Fatwa ID: 04956

 

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

 

Question:

 

Is eating mushrooms allowed?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer: 

 

There are 3 types of mushrooms, Edible mushrooms, Toxic mushrooms, and Psychoactive mushrooms.

 

Edible mushrooms are Halal because nothing renders them haram.

 

Toxic mushrooms are haram because self-harm is not allowed in Islam because Allah has stated ” and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction ” [1]

 

Psychoactive mushrooms are haram because everything that causes intoxication is considered haram in Islam. [2]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

[1] Surah Baqarah ayat 195

[2] Sahih bukhari hadith 4343

 

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