Eating dog meat


As-Salamu Alaykum Shaykh Gibril

My friends who follow the Maliki madhhab differ as to whether eating dog meat is halal or haram. Some say it is and do eat it, while some say it isn’t and abstain. What are the basis and proofs for each view?



Alaykum Salam,

There is no disagreement across the schools that dog meat is categorically forbidden (haram). The claim that Imam Malik said it is “only” abominable (makruh) is very weak.

See:  ‘أكل لحم الكلاب لا يجوز في المذاهب الأربعة
Hajj Gibril Haddad

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