Prohibition against eating animals that consume filth


نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن أكل الجلالة وألبانها

What is the meaning of jallalah?



Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1824, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3779)


Jallalah refers to animals that consume filth/dung.

(Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 1824)



Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited eating an animal that consumes filth or drinking its milk



Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for further details.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar