Question: What types of birds are we allowed to consume?

Answer: It is not permissible to eat birds of prey that use its claws to hunt and it is also not permissible to eat birds that eat carrion.

Examples of birds that are Halaal to consume chickens, doves, sparrows, swallows, peacocks, turkeys, guinea fowls etc

Examples of birds that are not Halaal to consume eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks etc

NB: As far as crows are concerned, there are two types of crows. The first type eats carrion. This type is not Halaal to consume. The second type eats grain and seeds. This type is Halaal to consume. (Al Hadiyatul Alaiyya P/193)


Yusuf Moosagie

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