Hadith addressing preference of white meat to red
Fatwa No: 85490

  • Fatwa Date:25-1-2003 - Thul-Qi'dah 23, 1423
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Is there any hadith that white meat is healthier than red 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.

We do not know any Hadith that favors white meat over red for eating. But Al-Baihaqi reported in his 'Sunan' and so did Al-Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' from Mulaikah Bint Amr al Jaafiya that she said: 'The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said about the cow: "Its milk is a cure, its ghee is a treatment and its meat is a disease." '
Al-Albani graded this Hadith as correct. But the cow mentioned in this Hadith is only a given kind of cow, not all kinds. The evidence for that is the fact that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) sacrificed a cow on behalf of his family and the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) never tried to get closer to Allah by using anything harmful.
Allah knows best.

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