The Meat of Chicken

عَنْ أَبِى مُوسَى – يَعْنِى الأَشْعَرِىَّ – رضى الله عنه – قَالَ رَأَيْتُ النَّبِىَّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يَأْكُلُ دَجَاجًا

Narrated by Abu Musa al Ashari (ra): I saw the Prophet (saw) eating chicken [Sahih Bukhari] #5517


The Meat of Rabbit

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ – رضى الله عنه – قَالَ أَنْفَجْنَا أَرْنَبًا بِمَرِّ الظَّهْرَانِ ، فَسَعَوْا عَلَيْهَا حَتَّى لَغِبُوا ، فَسَعَيْتُ عَلَيْهَا حَتَّى أَخَذْتُهَا ، فَجِئْتُ بِهَا إِلَى أَبِى طَلْحَةَ ، فَبَعَثَ إِلَى النَّبِىِّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – بِوَرِكِهَا وَفَخِذَيْهَا فَقَبِلَهُ

Narrated by Anas bin Malik (ra): We provoked a rabbit at Mar Zhahran, it started jumping. My companions chased it till they got tired. But I alone ran after it and caught it and brought it to Abu Talha. He sent both its legs to the Prophet (saw) who accepted them. [Sahih Bukhari] #5489


The Meat of Horse

عَنْ أَسْمَاءَ قَالَتْ ذَبَحْنَا عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ –  صلى الله عليه وسلم – فَرَسًا وَنَحْنُ بِالْمَدِينَةِ فَأَكَلْنَاهُ

Narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr(ra):We slaughtered a horse (by dhabh) during the lifetime of the Prophet (saw) while we were at Madinah, and we ate it [Sahih Bukhari] #5511


The Meat of Fish


Allah (swt) says,

وَهُوَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ الْبَحْرَ لِتَأْكُلُواْ مِنْهُ لَحْمًا طَرِيًّا

Wahuwa allathee sakhkhara albahra lita/kuloo minhu lahman tariyya

And He it is Who has subjected the sea (to you), that you eat thereof fresh tender meat (i.e. fish) [Surah An Nahl 16:14]


It should be noted that the above lists of haram and halal meat types are not an extensive list, but a brief introduction to the categories.

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