Is Giraffe Halaal To Eat?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by



dear Shaikh,

My question to you is that is the meat from giraffe if slaughtered in the appropriate Islamic manner (zabh) would it Halaal to eat. Also what makes the question some what dubious is that the animal is known to have a temper and its kick can kill ? Jazakallah wa Ahsanul Jazaa fid Dunya wal Aakhirah.





A lot of Ulama have accepted the giraffe to be herbivore and have pronounced it to be Halaal. We prefer the opinion of those who say that it is not Haraam.

See under giraffe in Hayaatul Hayawaan

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


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22 June 2007

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