The eating of horse meat.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Bhai is horse meat halaal or haraam

 

Sayyiduna Khalid ibn al-Walid (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade the meat of horses, mules and donkeys. (Musnad Ahmad, 4/89, Sunan Abu Dawud, no: 3790, Sunan Nasai and Sunan Ibn Majah)

 

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Answer:

 

The eating of horse meat

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.530         Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah

On the day of Khaibar, Allah's Messenger (saws) forbade the eating of donkey meat and allowed the eating of horse meat.

 

Because the horses were generally used and were invaluable as steeds of war during the days of the Prophet (saws), the people considered them unlawful to eat, but on the Day of Khaibar, the Messenger of Allah (saws) clarified that the eating of horses was not unlawful for the believers in Shariah.

 

The absolute majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that the flesh of horses is considered lawful for the believers. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan