Consuming the spinal cord of a chicken

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Q: Consuming the Spinal Cord of a Chicken

1. Is it true that it is makrooh to consume the spinal cord of a chicken? The following reference was given: “Fataawa Darul Uloom Vol.1 Pg.970; Darul Ishaat” If so:

2. Does cooking a chickens’ spinal cord togther with other food make all the food makrooh?

3. Does Makrooh in this context refer to makrooh-e-tanzihi or makrooh-e-tahrimi?



1. Yes, it is impermissible.

2. Throw that away and the rest of the food can be eaten.

3. Makrooh-e-tahreemi.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

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Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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