What is the ruling of eating horsemeat in the Hanafi madhab, are we sinful for eating it?
It is makruh tahriman (prohibitively disliked) to eat horse meat in the Hanafi School, therefore to eat it will be regarded as a sin.
Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (رحمة الله عليه) writes, “In our Imam-e-Azam’s school of thought, consuming horse meat is makruh tahriman likewise with a mule whose mother was a female horse.”
[Fatawa Ridawiyyah vol 20, page 310] **
Allah knows best.
Answered by Mawlana Mohammed Kashif
** Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Rida Khan (رحمة الله عليه) states, “The fatwa is on the qowl of the Imam, tanzihi or tahrimi (ie two opinions are related from him – both given status of correctness by different Imams within the Hanafi madhab) and the most correct and preponderant view is karahatu tahrim.”