Fatwa: # 23319
Category: Food & Drink
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 28th November 2012


Is it permissible to consume meat without washing the remaining blood from it?




What is the ruling regarding the washing of meat before cooking? Are muslims supposed to wash it three times or can we cook met without washing?


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

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

After slaughtering the animal, the meat becomes pure. The red liquid you see is not blood. It is water which is red due to the color of the meat. It is then not a requirement of Shariah to wash the meat. However, if one wishes to wash the meat, one may do so. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] (قَوْلُهُ: وَمَا بَقِيَ فِي لَحْمٍ إلَخْ) يُوهِمُ أَنَّ هَذِهِ الدِّمَاءَ طَاهِرَةٌ وَلَوْ كَانَتْ مَسْفُوحَةً وَلَيْسَ بِمُرَادٍ. فَهِيَ خَارِجَةٌ بِقَيْدِ الْمَسْفُوحِ كَمَا هُوَ صَرِيحُ كَلَامِ الْبَحْرِ. وَأَفَادَهُ ح. وَفِي الْبَزَّازِيَّةِ: وَكَذَا الدَّمُ الْبَاقِي فِي عُرُوقِ الْمُذَكَّاةِ بَعْدَ الذَّبْحِ (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) ،1ص319، دار الفكر)

(فتاوي محموديه، ج17ص302، ادارة القرآن)

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