Category: Food and Nourishment
Fatwa#: 37814
Asked Country: Saudi Arabia

Answered Date: Feb 28,2017

Title: Is it Halal to eat egg shells?


Qs: Is it Halal to eat egg shells? 


Answer: I recently saw a study which says that egg shells are healthy to eat. You first boil them, then bake and grind it into powder form and then use it in food. 


So is it Halaal? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Egg shells are halal and permissible to consume.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص- دار البشائر الإسلامية (7/ 297)

قال: (ومن ماتت له دجاجة، فخرجت منها بيضة: فلا بأس بأكلها).

والأصل في ذلك: أنَّ كل ما يستباح من الحيوان في حال حياته بغير ذكاة، فحاله بعد الموت كهي قبله، وذلك لأنه لا يلحقه حكم الموت، لأنه لو كان يلحقه حكم الموت، لما حل له إلا بذكاة الأصل، كاللحم وسائر أعضاء الحيوان، لما لحقه حكم الموت بموت الحيوان، لم يحله إلا الذكاة. ويدل عليه: ما روي عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: "ما بان من البهيمة وهي حية: فهو ميتة". فلما كانت البيضة تبين منها في حال الحياة، وليست بميتة، علمنا أنها مما لا يلحقه حكم الموت.








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