Statement showing the permitted and prohibited animals.
1. The animals which are shown as prohibited in the Holy Quran and by tradition, such as swine or pig, pet donkey are undoubtedly prohibited.
2. The animals in which there is no blood at all such as flies, mosquitoes, spiders, cockroach, scorpion, glow warm, white ants, etc are all prohibited (Haram), but locusts are permitted without slaughter (zibha).
3. The animal which contains blood but it does not flow such as snakes, lizard, house lizard, forest lizard etc are prohibited.
4. The animals which are called insects which live under the earth such as rat, muskrat, bandicoot, mongoose, etc. are all prohibited.
5. The animals which are born in water and live therein such as frog, crab, alligator, tortoise etc. All are prohibited but the fish, even dead is permitted. however fish which is turned turtle on the water automatically without effecting any injury which is called ‘tafee is prohibited. ‘bam fish’ and ‘black fish’ are also permitted. Prawns are disputed, those who call it fish it is permitted for them and those who do not declare it as fish for them it is disapproved to the point of being forbidden.
6. The animals containing flowing blood which eat grass, leaves etc. But they do not inflict wounds with their teeth and do not prey such as camel, goat, sheep, cow, ox, buffalo etc., (pet or stray) deer, stag etc. All are permitted, but the horse is abhorrent.
7. The birds which peck only (To peck the corn is a sign of lawfulness and to tear the flesh with claws is the sign of prohibition.) but do not cause wound with their claws and do not prey such as sparrow, pigeon, dove, partridge, cock, quail, duck, charkavva, lark, crane, mina, parrot etc. are all permitted.
8. The beasts which inflict wounds with their teeth and prey such as tiger, wolf, jackle, fox, leopard, panther, cat, dog, monkey, langoor, bear, heyna are all prohibited.
9. The birds which use their claws for hunting. and inflict injury such as hawks, falcon, sparrow hawk, female hawk, vulture, shikra, latora etc, are all prohibited.
10. The birds which feed upon dead such as vultures and phoenix (Huma) are all prohibited.
11. The animals, among whose parents, one is permissible and the other is prohibited in such cases the mother will be counted (The mule is prohibited when his mother is a she-ass and if the mother is a cow it is lawful and if the mother is mare it is abhorrent.). If the mother is prohibited the kid is also prohibited.
12. The milk of the permitted animal is permitted and of those prohibited is prohibited. similarly the eggs of the permitted birds are permitted and the prohibited are prohibited.
For easy understanding a chart of Permitted And Prohibited Animals is given below:
|S. No||Name of the animal||Order|
|2||Owl Note: To some Islamic Juristists it is lawful.||Haram|
|6||Sparrow Hawk (Basha)||Haram|
|24||Falcon (Female Hawk)||Haram|
|30||Patridge (All types)||Halal|
|33||Prawn Note: To some Islamic Jurists it is lawful & to some it is disapproved to the point of forbidden.||Disputed|
|36||Ravine Deer (Chikara)||Halal|
|39||Crested Lark (Chendole)||Halal|
|40||Rat (Whether house hold or forest)||Haram|
|46||Mule Note: It is lawful if the mother is lawful||Haram|
|52||Blue necked bird (Subzak, neel kanth)||Halal|
|53||A Bushy Tailed Cow of Tibat (Sara Gai)||Halal|
|57||Lynx-Flex Caracal (Sia Gosh)||Haram|
|64||She Parrot Note: Apart from parrot it is smaller||Halal|
|68||Black Bird with white spot on the belly (Ka’bar)||Halal|
|72||The Heron fork tailed butcher bird||Halal|
|73||Crow (Zage Kusht) Note: That which pecks the corn. It is mentioned in ‘Rukn-e-Rakeen’ that this crow is not available in this country. In the outskirts of Kabul it is abundant.||Halal|
|74||Crow (Zage Akhakh) Note: That which pecks the corn and eats the dead. In ‘Rukn-e-Rakeen’ it is mentioned that it is not known whether this crow is available in this country or not and if available with what name it is known.||Halal|
|75||Crow (Abqha) Note: That which eats the dead only.||Haram|
|76||Crow (Azaaf) Note: That which preys with its jaws.||Haram|
|88||Horse Note: Difference of opinion||Abhorrent|
|89||Iguana (Ghod phod, Goh)||Haram|
|101||Cock Note: All Types||Halal|
Content taken from Nisab ahle Khidmat e sharia
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