Game and Ihraam (Hadith No. 1574)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 29, Number 51:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu):

From As-Sa’b bin Jath-thama Al-Laithi that the latter presented an onager to Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) while he was at Al-Abwa’ or at Waddan, and he refused it. On noticing the signs of some unpleasant feeling of disappointment on his (As-Sab’s) face, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to him, “I have only returned it because I am Muhrim.”

Apparently there’s ikhtilaaf (difference) between today’s hadith and yesterday’s post. And due to this ikhtilaaf, scholars have also differed in their opinions regarding the ruling for a muhrim eating game. One group says a muhrim is allowed to eat game because of Abu Qatada’s hadith, and the other group says a muhrim must not eat game because of the above hadith and this ayah:

..forbidden is (the pursuit of) land-game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or ‘Umrah). [5:96]

The correct and balanced opinion, that of most scholars (including Imaam Maalik, Shafi`i and Ahmad etc.), is that a muhrim is allowed to eat the game that was not hunted for him specifically. But the game that was hunted for him, as it was done in the above mentioned hadith, he cannot eat it, nor accept it.

If it so happens that someone offers you something that’s forbidden in Ihraam while you’re in Ihraam, you may refuse them politely, saying something like “a muhrim is not allowed to have such-and-such”. Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) refused politely as well, and when he saw the person getting disappointed, he told him the reason. Remember, accepting something that’s forbidden in Ihraam while you’re in Ihraam for the fear of offending the other person is not allowed. Fear disobeying Allah more.

Advertisements

About Yumna

Bukhari Blogger | Student and teacher of the Qur'an | Studying BAIS from IOU.

Posted on May 21, 2013, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

genuine (tr)eats

homemade goodies for any occasion.

Raising Muslims

What job can be more rewarding than raising a child upon the kalimah of "La ilaha illa Allah"?

Always Learning Resources

Sharing for the sake of Allah (swt)

Islamic Lapbooking

Your one stop for Islamic lapbooking resources

My Beginning

Islamic homeschooler

Days of Our Lives 2

...a continuation of Days of Our Lives, a Muslim family's homeschooling journal.

Days of Our Lives

Through Thick and Thin...

Talibiddeen Jr. Companion Blog

Companion Blog to Talibiddeen Jr. - Tips and Tidbits for homeschooling, home, and Islamic life!

Umm Abdul Basir's

Sharing Our Homeschool Adventure!

Muslim Learning Garden

Planting Seeds of Jaariyah

Happy Land

For Islamic Teachings

thegentlemuslimman

Becoming A Muslim Gentleman.

The Humble "I"

Knowing, Doing, Becoming

Iqbalencia

Sharing words with the globe

The Ottawa Cafe Hopper

Your guide to Ottawa's cafe universe.

Dumpling Sisters

Chinese-Kiwi sisters bonding through food

%d bloggers like this: