Sharḥ ʿUmdatul Aḥkām – Kitāb al-Aṭʿimah – [The Book of Eating] Hadith No.375 –:– The Permissibility of Eating Chicken Meat

Sharḥ ʿUmdatul Aḥkām

Kitāb al-Aṭʿimah – The Book of Eating

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The Permissibility of Eating Chicken Meat

[375] Narrated Zahdam Once, while we were sitting with Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (Radi Allahu Anhu), there was brought to him a meal which contained chicken meat, and there was sitting beside him, a man from the tribe of Bani Taimul-lah who looked like one of the Mawali. Abu Musa said to the man “come and then eat”. Abu Musa said to him (again), “Come along because indeed I saw the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) eat it.” Narrated in Bukhari in a lengthy hadith



Transmitted by

Bukhari, with the same meaning in a lengthy hadith, Book of Tawhid, Chapter: “While Allah has created you and what you make” [no.7555, 6649, 5518, 4385, 3133]

Muslim, The book of Oaths; Chapter: It is recommended for the one who swears an oath then sees that something else is better than it; To do that which is better and offer expiation for his oath [no.1649]

Nasai [no.4346], Tirmidhi [no.1817, 1826]


1) This hadith proves Chicken meat is halal and can be consumed.


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