THE TYPES OF MEAT WHICH ARE HARAM
. Animals that die naturally (Al-Maytah الْمَيْتَة)
. The blood of the animal (Ad Dam َالْدَّمُ)
. The flesh of swine (Al-Khinzeer الْخِنْزِيرِ)
. Meat slaughtered in other than Allah (swt) name (Dhabh lighairallah ذَبَحَ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ)
. Animal killed by strangling (Al-Munkhaniqa المنخنقة)
. Animal killed by a blow (Al-Mauqoudhah الموقوذة)
. That which died by falling from a height )Al-Mutaraddiya لمتردية)
. Animals killed on a stone altar (An-Nusub النصب)
. That you raffle by arrows (Al-Azlaam الازلام)
. Animal gored (An-Nateeha النطيحة) or partially eaten – unless you can slaughter it whilst it is still alive
حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالْدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللّهِ بِهِ وَالْمُنْخَنِقَةُ وَالْمَوْقُوذَةُ وَالْمُتَرَدِّيَةُ وَالنَّطِيحَةُ وَمَا أَكَلَ السَّبُعُ إِلاَّ مَا ذَكَّيْتُمْ وَمَا
ذُبِحَ عَلَى النُّصُبِ وَأَن تَسْتَقْسِمُواْ بِالأَزْلاَمِ ذَلِكُمْ فِسْقٌ
Yas-aloonaka matha ohilla lahum qul ohilla lakumu alttayyibatu wama AAallamtum mina aljawarihi mukallibeena tuAAallimoonahunna mimma AAallamakumu Allahu fakuloo mimma amsakna AAalaykum waothkuroo isma Allahi AAalayhi waittaqoo Allaha inna Allaha sareeAAu alhisabi
Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals – cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns – and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal – unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience and sin).
[Surah Al Maidah 5:4]
Domesticated Donkey Meat
عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ – رضى الله عنهما – نَهَى النَّبِىُّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – عَنْ لُحُومِ الْحُمُرِ الأَهْلِيَّةِ يَوْمَ خَيْبَرَ
Ibn Umar (ra) said Allah (swt) Prophet (saw) made the meat of donkeys unlawful on the day of the battle of Khaibar
[Sahih Bukhari] #5521
Beast of Prey with Fangs
عَنِ الزُّهْرِىِّ نَهَى النَّبِىُّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – عَنْ كُلِّ ذِى نَابٍ مِنَ السِّبَاعِ
Narrated by Az-Zhuri: The Prophet (saw) forbade the eating of the meat of beasts of prey having fangs
[Sahih Bukhari] #5527
Birds with Talons
Ibn Abbas said on the Day of Khaibar the Messenger (saw) prohibited eating every beast of prey, and every bird with a talon.
[Sunan Abu Dawud]
Carrion is the carcass of a dead animal that becomes food for other scavenging animals. This is haram (forbidden) to eat.
The reason for this forbiddance has been mentioned in Sahih Muslim from the hadith of Ibn Masoud in that the bones are the food of the Jinn. (By the time the bone reaches them), Allah (swt) will cover it for them with more meat than it had before. And as for the dung (faeces), then it is the food of their riding animals.