Monday, January 12, 2009

HARAM: Donkey (& Horse)

Islamic Prohibition against DONKEY MEAT:

Islam specifically forbids consumption of the meat of domesticated donkey as well as mule meat. Wild donkey, such as zebra, are not prohibited.

Though not considered haram, the Hanafi, Shafa'i and Malaaki Islamic Schools of Thought (mathahib) consider eating horse meat as makrouh (strongly discouraged).

[ DONKEY (& HORSE) in Quran & Hadith ]

AMNA's Criteria for DONKEY:
The table below describes our criteria for judging a FOOD as DONKEY. Helpful icons make it easy to judge foods at a glance.


FOODS made with donkey, mule or horse meat.
laħam taż-żiemel (Maltese), baniku (Japanese)

FOODS commonly made with donkey, mule or horse meat, but which could be made without either.
Steak tartare, bresaola dell'Ossola (Italian)

Related Topics:
What does Quran and hadith say about eating donkey and horse meat?
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What are the haram animals?
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What's the difference between kosher and halal?
Why do we use "?" on some icons? What does it mean?
What if a food contains TWO haram substances?

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