Is Eating Mushrooms Allowed

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Fatwa ID: 04956


Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam




Is eating mushrooms allowed?



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




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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