Fatwa: # 16937
Category: Food
Country: South Africa
Date: 20th July 2008


Please tell me if it is permissible to eat crows and parrots?


ji mufti sahib kya kawwa khana aut tota(perrot) khana halaal hai. paka ker khana.

Please tell me if it is permissible to eat crows and parrots?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Answer: Crows are of three types viz

1.      Those which eat only seeds.

2.      Those which eat only meat.

3.      Those which eat meat and seed.


The first and third type is permissible to consume and the second is not permissible.


It is permissible to consume parrots.


Hindiyyah 5/289 Rasheediyyah

Ahsanul Fatawa 7/439 H.M. Saeed

Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah 18/218-228 Jamia Farooqiyyah

Fatawa Mahmoodiyyah 18/233 Jamia Farooqiyyah

And Allah knows best


Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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