List of Halal and Haram Animals to Eat Admin 16.01.2014 Editor's Pick, Halal & Animal Welfare 15 Comments Allah Ta’ala has granted us human beings with innumerable blessings and bounties. He has made us the best of creation and made other creations subservient to us. From a question posed by readers on the permissability to eat kangaroos (see post here), second year student of DarulIftaa in the UK, Maulana Saanwal ibn Muhammad has published a lists of Halal and Haram animals according to the Hanafi madhab. Below is the detailed; albeit not extensive; chart of Halal and Haram animals in alphabetical order according to the Hanafi madhab based on the above-mentioned principles: Halal – Permissible To Consume Addax Albatross All types of samak (fish) Alpaca Anglerfish Antelope Argali Barracuda Birds without talons Bison Blackbird Budgerigar Buffalo Bustard Camels Catfish Chicken Cormorant Cow Crane Deer Dogfish Dove Duck Eels Egret Eland Finch Flamingo Francolin Gazelle Geese Gemsbok Giraffe Goat Grebe Gull Hagfish Hares Heron Hoopoe Ibex Ibis Kangaroo Kingfisher Lamb Llama Locust Loon Mackerel Magpie Manta ray Martlet Moorhen Moose Nightingale Oryx Ostrich Ox Parrot Partridge Peacock Pelican Penguin Petrel Pigeon Pika Pike Puffin Quail Rabbit Reindeer Ringdove/ woodpigeon Roebuck Roller Rooster Shark Shearwater Sheep Small birds (sparrow, swallow, finch) Snipe Spoonbill Springbok Stag Starling Stingrays Stork Swan Tern Tern/ sea swallow Thrush Trout Turkey Turtledove Wallaby Waterbuck Wildebeest Wren Zebra Haram – Impermissible To Consume Aardvark Alligator Animals that live underground/ ‘burrow?’ Ant Anteater Any sea animal other than ‘samak’ (fish) Ape Armadillo Badger Barnacle Beaver Bee Beetle Bilby Birds with talons that use them to hunt Black bear Butterfly Caecilians Capybara Cat Caterpillar Centipede Chameleon Cheetah Chimpanzee Chinchilla Chipmunk Cicada Clam Coati Cockle Cockroach Cony Cougar Coyote Coypu Crab Crawfish Crayfish Creepy crawlies – insects – bugs Crocodile Crow/ all birds that eat beef only Cuttlefish Dingo Dog Dolphin Donkey Dormouse Dragonfly Dugong Eagle Earwig Elephant Ermine Falcon Fennec Flea Fly Fox Frog Gecko Gerbil Gharial Glede Gopher Gorilla Grasshopper Grizzly bear Groundhog Hamster Harrier Hawk Hedgehog Hippopotamus Hornet Hyena Iguana Jackal Jaguar Jellyfish Jerboa Kinkajou Kite Kitten Komodo dragon Krill Ladybird Leopard Lice Lion Lizard Lobster Lynx Mandrill Marten Mayfly Mice Millipede Mink Mole Mongoose Monkey Mosquito Moth Mule Muskrat Mussel Newt Nutria Octopus Opossum Orang-utan Owl Oyster Panther Peccary Periwinkle Pig Pika Polar bear Porcupine Praire dog Racoon Rat Rodents Sable Salamander Sannakji Scallop Scorpion Sea snail Sea squirt Sea urchin Seal Shrew Skunk Slug Snail Snake Spider Sponge Squid Squirrel Starfish Stoat Termite Tick Tiger Toad Tortoise/ turtle Vermin/ pests Vole Vulture Walrus Wasp Weasel Whelk White abalone Wolf Wood louse Worm For the full dalil (evidence) behind the above ruling, please view the full report here or download the pdf copy here. Also, please check out Darul Iftaa’s Facebook Page. 15 Responses Rafiqul Islam 21.01.2014 How can Crow included in both halal and haram list? May be typo error.. Halal SME 21.01.2014 oppss… thanks for that! You’ve got sharp eyes Maryam 06.02.2015 I don’t know who to ask, Is fish oil haram to take because it has gelatin? a lot of medications contains alcohol – are those haram? Kamarul Aznam 06.02.2015 Salaam Maryam. Thanks for the questions. I have decided that I won’t answer fiqh questions as I’m not qualified, but I’ll point you to the right direction in hope that you will do your own research and make your own personal ijtihad. Regarding gelatin, the key term for you to check is istihala, or change of state. The imminent scholar Yusuf Qaradawi is one of its proponents. Regarding medications, which contains not just alcohol but also many internal parts from pigs (check out this book), there is the darurah excuse to survive, as there is little or no halal alternative for medicines. But I am not saying go ahead and indulge, just be wary of the consequences, in this life and the next. Allah knows best. Anonymous 23.01.2014 Just wondering… Howbout crab and snail? Non halal? Really? Any snail? kareem 06.03.2014 i was under the impression quid, cuttlefish as well as a few other animals on the “haram” list were halal according to al-maa’idah 5:96. would you please clarify this for me. many thanks in advance. peace be upon you. Manzurul Haque 13.07.2014 Cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish are halal as per this website http://spotlighthalal.blogspot.com/2009/01/haram-animals.html khadija javed 28.06.2014 How can all the shellfish be haram and eating shark meat halal? I thought eating a animal that eat meat is haram Yusuf 03.08.2014 How is squirrel haram? All they eat are nuts and berries. Halal vs Kosher: are They the Same or Different? | Kitchology Food Allergy Blog 04.09.2014 […] eat birds of prey, such as eagles, owls or swans. Here is a list of Kosher animals and a list of Halal animals for […] Ismail 04.10.2014 Plz informed me animal lama glama o llamo is halal for sacrifice in eid azha Jamilah Jawahir Mohd Bakeri 08.10.2014 I am just wondering what is the explanation behind the Haram for eating ‘any other sea animal except of fish (samak). What about the shellfish, oyster, cuttlefish, crab, jellyfish etc? If all these are Haram to consume, please justify your reason and provide me with evidence from Quranic verses. And shark meat is Halal to consume? I thought shark falls under predator animal, with sharp teeth and we cannot consume those animals under this category? Mohammad 25.10.2014 what about the markhor could anyone tell me if it is haram or not. i mean it is a goat but it eats snakes then spits them out. so what is it. halal or haram? Nog 06.12.2014 Mualana study again/more there are some mentioned Helal but they are not. but condition if required to survive Only. amanda 28.12.2014 you can eat anything in the ocean!!!!