The Ruling on Turtle meat

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️The Ruling on Turtle meat▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: What is the ruling of eating turtles -may Allah reward you with good-?

📝 Answer:

Turtles live on land as well as the sea, so it’s carcass is not permissible to eat; because it’s not a carcass of an animal which resides purely in the sea.

But if you take it and slaughter it, there’s no problem in eating it, as there are no proofs indicating the impermissibility of turtle meat, and the origin of things is permissiblity as is well known from the evidences of the Sharee’ah. And with Allah is all success.

Translated by:
Abu Sulaymaan ‘Ammaar ibn Sufyaan Ba ‘Alawi

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