A narration containing a precaution against eating much meat
Fatwa No: 9678

Question

Is there a Hadeeth attributed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, in which he warns against consuming meat frequently?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Him, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

This is not a Hadeeth of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, but rather, a saying attributed to ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him in which he said that meat has a similar effect to that of alcohol. As explained by An-Nawawi and Al-Manawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them this means that if a person acquires a fondness for eating meat, he will not be able to break this habit, like an alcoholic.  

 

Allaah Knows best.

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