Taxidermy (stuffing dead animals)

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is Taxidermy permissible (the process of preserving & stuffing a dead animal) for display purposes?


A: There are conflicting views of our ulama in this respect. When there are conflicting opinions it is best to refrain.

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


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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