Prophets evidence for animals with fangs haraam

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear Burhan Sahib,

In your reply to the referred question you mentioned:

The Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers to eat following animals.


1- Which hunts with their fangs

2- which hunts with their claws

3- forbade to eat dogs and domestic donkies


As to my knowledge our beloved prophet Muhammad (saws) never ever added anything on his own in his teachings ( based on his own knowledge / perception) but he (saws) order to forbade what Allah (MB & MM) forbade and allowed what Allah ( MB & MM ) allowed.

you are requested to please quote a valid reference for the above 3 items enabling me to perfect my faith rightly. As a tradition i am also not eating all above but as a matter of faith i do not consider above 3 items as Harram.

Hope you will not ignore this as this is very important to me.   


Your brother


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Prophet’s evidence for animals with fangs haraam

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Indeed,  the Messenger of Allah (saws) commanded on the believers only what was revealed to him by the One Who is All Knowing,  All Wise.   Never did the Messenger of Allah (saws) add or subtract anything from the deen on his own.


My beloved brother in Islam,  you are absolutely within your rights as a muslim to demand proof and evidence from the Quran and Sunnah from anyone who says or thinks something is haraam;  and the person saying it,  must present the proof if he is truthful. 


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 67:O Messenger, convey to the people whatever has been sent down to you from your Lord.  For, if you do not do this,  you will not be doing justice to Allah’s Message.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraat verse 157:(So,  now mercy has been assigned to those) who follow this Messenger,  the Gentile Prophet,  whose mention they shall find in the Torah and the Gospel with them.   He enjoins them to do good and forbids them from evil;  he makes pure things lawful for them and impure things unlawful;  he relieves them of their burdens and frees them from the shackles (of rites and rituals) that bound them.   For this reason,  those alone who believe in him,  support him,  succour him,  and follow the Light that has been sent down with him shall attain true ‘success’.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.672         Narrated by Abu Thalaba Al Khushani

The Prophet (saws)  forbade the eating of wild animals having fangs.  From Al-Laith who narrated from Yunus who narrated from Ibn Shihab, who said: “ Idris Al-Khaulani told me that Allah's Messenger (saws) forbade the eating of the flesh of every wild beast having fangs . "


Al-Muwatta Hadith  Hadith 25.13

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shibab from Abu Idris al-Khawlani from Abu Tha~laba al-Khushani that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "It is haram to eat animals with fangs "


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.435B       Narrated by Az Zuhri

The Prophet prohibited the eating of beasts having fangs.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4587  Narrated by Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib

The Prophet (saws) said:  “Beware! I have been given the Qur'an and something like it, yet the time is coming when a man replete on his couch will say:  ‘Keep to the Qur'an; what you find in it to be permissible,  treat as permissible; and what you find in it to be prohibited treat as prohibited.’  Beware! The domestic ass, beasts of prey with fangs, a find belonging to confederate, unless its owner does not want it, are not permissible to you.”


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3795  Narrated by Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib

The Prophet (saws) said:  “Beware, the fanged beast of prey is not lawful,  nor the domestic asses, nor the find from the property of a man with whom treaty has been concluded, except that he did not need it. If anyone is a guest of people who provide no hospitality for him, he is entitled to take from them the equivalent of the hospitality due to him.”


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4129        Narrated by Safinah

Referring to the day of Khaybar,  Safinah reported that Allah's Messenger (saws) declared domestic asses, the flesh of mules, every beast of prey with a fang,  and every bird with a talon (claws of birds of prey) to be unlawful.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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