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‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) cautions against consuming excessive amounts of meat

Question

Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

“Beware of excessive meat, for it has an addiction similar to that of wine”- ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

 

Answer

Yes, it is. This narration of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is recorded in Muwatta Imam Malik.

(Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith: 2702)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar