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