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Is Hippo’s Meat Haram or Halal? Why?

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Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed​


Question


Is Hippo’s meat haram or halal? Why?


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


 


Answer:


 


Hippos are herbivores and do not consume meat or filth. They are not predatory animals. This is due to the prohibition of the Prophet SAW from eating anything that has fangs [carnivores] from the predatory animals and any birds with talons [predatory birds].[1]


Therefore, the meat of hippos will be halal.


 


Only Allah knows best


Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


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[1]https://www.britannica.com/animal/hippopotamus-mammal-species


ولأنه ليس من السباع ولا من أكلة الجيف فأشبه الظبي.


Al-Hidayah, volume 4, page 351, Dar al-Turath al-Arabi


 


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