[Q-ID0649] Is the meat of rabbits and peacocks permissible to eat?

QUESTION:

What do the noble ulamā say about eating the meat of peacocks and rabbits? Is it permissible?

ANSWER:

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

Yes, both the meat of peacocks and rabbits is halāl. It is mentioned in Fatāwā Alamgīrī:

“There is no harm in eating peacock.”

[Fatāwā Alamgīrī Volume 5 page 290]

In relation to rabbit meat, it is mentioned in the noble Sahīh al-Bukhārī:

On the authority of Sayyidunā Anas (May Allah be pleased with him), that he said:

“We chased after a rabbit at Marr al-Zhahrān and the people strove until they became exhausted and I chased it until I took hold of it. So I took it to Abū Talhah and he slaughtered it and sent its hips and thighs to the Messenger of Allāh  ﷺ and he ﷺ accepted it.”

[Sahīh al-Bukhārī Volume 2 page 825]

الله أعلم عز و جل و رسوله أعلم صلى الله تعالى عليه وآله و سلم

Answered by  Mufti Abū Muhammad ‘Alī Asghar al-Attārī al-Madanī
3rd Rabī’ al-Thānī 1434 AH (14th February 2013)

Translated by Ustādh Ibrar Shafi

Source: Dār al-Iftā Ahl al-Sunnah (Da’wat e Islami)

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