What Parts Of a Slaughtered Animal Are Impermissible To Consume?

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by

Question: Are there any body parts of a halal slaughtered animal that we cannot eat?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

The only part of the slaughtered animal that cannot be eaten according to the Shafi’i school is blood itself.

Allah Most High has said, “Say, ‘I do not find, in what has been revealed to me, anything (out of the cattle under discussion) prohibited for anyone who eats it, unless it is carrion or blood that pours forth or flesh of swine – because it is impure – or there be an animal slaughtered sinfully by invoking on it the name of someone other than Allah.’” [Qur’an, 6: 145]

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

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