Posted by أم حذيفة حياة لأندلسية at 21:42
Halal and Haram Food From the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah
Sheikh Muhammad bin Salih Al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله said
“…it is necessary of you to know the basic principle regarding foods’ permissibility – except those things for which there is evidence of prohibition. If we are in doubt about whether something is permissible or forbidden, then it is permissible until it because clear that it is prohibited.
The evidence for this is in the Words of Allah, Most High:
“He it is Who created for you all that is on earth…” (Al-Baqarah 2:29)
and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
“Verily Allah has obligated the obligations – so do not neglect them. And He has limited the limits – so do not transgress them. And His silence about things is from His mercy, not forgetfulness, so do not investigate them.” (Ad-Darqutni No. 4/199 and Al-Baihaqi No. 10/122).
According to this principle, all animals are permissible until the evidence of prohibition is established.”
[Fatawa Islamiyah, Volume 6, p. 220]