Fatwa Date : Jumaadaa Al-Oula 28, 1424 / 27-7-2003
Can I eat horse meat?
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
Eating the meat of all kinds of horses is permissible as recorded by the majority of Muslim scholars. The evidence is the Hadith reported from Jabir Bin Abdullah that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) On the day of Khaibar, Allah's Apostle forbade the eating of donkey meat and allowed the eating of horse meat . There is another Hadith reported from Asma Bint Abu Bakr who said: We slaughtered a mare in the period of the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and we ate it while we were in Madina . Allah knows best.