[Q-ID0552] Are Mushrooms Halal to eat?


What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Is it Halāl to eat mushrooms?

Questioner: A sister from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Mushrooms are a type of vegetable, and thus just like with all types of vegetables, it is also permissible to consume this as well. In fact, it has been mentioned in Hadīth that this was sent down as a blessing to the Banī Isrā’īl and its water has been regarded as cure for the eyes, just as it is mentioned in Ibn Mājah,

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ ، وَجَابِرٍ ، قَالَا: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: الْكَمْأَةُ مِنَ الْمَنِّ، وَمَاؤُهَا شِفَاءٌ لِلْعَيْنِ، وَالْعَجْوَةُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ، وَهِيَ شِفَاءٌ مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ‘”

“Sayyidunā Abū Sa’īd Khudrī and Jābir, may Allāh be pleased with them both, reported that the Noble Messenger ﷺ stated, ‘Mushrooms are a bestowed favour and its water is cure for the eyes, the ‘Ajwah date is the fruit of Paradise, and it is cure from insanity.’”

[Ibn Mājah, Hadīth no 3455. Musnad Imām Ahmad, vol 3, pg 48]

It has been stated further in another Hadīth that,

“عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:‏‏‏‏”أَنَّ الْكَمْأَةَ مِنَ الْمَنِّ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ ، وَمَاؤُهَا شِفَاءُ الْعَيْنِ”

“Sayyidunā Sa’īd bin Zayd, may Allāh be pleased with him, narrates that the Noble Messenger ﷺ stated, ‘Mushrooms are a favour which Allāh Almighty sent down upon the Banī Isrā’īl, and its water is cure for the eyes.’”

[Sahīh al-Bukhārī, Hadīth no 5708. Sahīh Muslim, Hadīth no 2049]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

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