Consuming Rabbit Meat

Question

Is it permissible to consume rabbit meat?

Answer

It is permissible to consume rabbits, whether domestic or wild, because they are  herbivores which means they have a plant-based diet and do not eat meat and prey other animals.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

ولا بأس بأكل الأرنب لما روي عن ابن عباس – رضي الله عنهما – أنه قال: «كنا عند رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فأهدى له أعرابي أرنبة مشوية فقال: لأصحابه كلوا» ، وعن محمد بن صفوان أو صفوان بن محمد أنه قال: «أصبت أرنبتين فذبحتهما بمروة وسألت عن ذلك رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فأمرني بأكلهما»
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