us that whatever one eats, it has an effect
on one’s behavior. So why Muslims eat
animals instead of being vegetarians?
MAKES MUSLIMS VIOLENT"
eating of herbivorous animals allowed
I agree that, what a person eats has an effect on his
behaviour. This is one of the reasons why Islam prohibits the eating of
carnivorous animals like lion, tiger, leopard, etc. who are violent and
ferocious. The consumption of the meat of such animals would probably make
a person violent and ferocious. Islam only allows the eating of
herbivorous animals like cow, goat, sheep, etc. that are peaceful and
docile. We Muslims eat peaceful and docile animals because we are peace
loving and non-violent people.
2. The Qur’an says Prophet prohibits what is bad
The Qur’an says:
"The Prophet commands them what is just and prohibits what
is evil". "He allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits
them what is bad (and impure),"
[Al-Qur’an 7: 157]
"So take what the Messenger assigns to you and deny
yourselves that which he withholds from you."
[Al-Qur’an 59: 7]
For a Muslim, the Prophet’s statement is sufficient to
convince him that Allah does not wish humans to eat some kinds of meat
while allowing some other kinds.
3. Hadith of Mohammad (pbuh) prohibiting eating of carnivorous
According to various authentic Ahadith narrated in Sahih
Bukhari and Sahih Muslim including hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas in Sahih
Muslim, Book of hunting and slaughter, Hadith No. 4752 and Sunan
Ibn-I-Majah chapter 13 Hadith no. 3232 to 3234, the Holy Prophet (pbuh)
prohibited the eating of:
a. Wild animals
with canine teeth, i.e. meat eating carnivorous animals. These are animals
belonging to the cat families such as lion, tiger, cats, dogs, wolfs,
rodents like mice, rats, rabbits with claws, etc.
reptiles like snakes, alligators, etc.
d. Birds of prey
with talons or claws, like vultures, eagle, crows, owl, etc.