Is it permissible to eat locusts? Shaykh Saaleh Fawzaan


Is it permissible to eat locusts, for indeed we find that some people eat locusts?

There is no doubt that locusts are permissible by consensus. The impermissibility of [eating locusts has not be stated (i.e. in the sharee’ah) because it was eaten during the time of the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam]. [lt has been stated] in an authentic hadeeth: “We participated in seven battles with the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] during which we ate locusts.”Locusts are permissible [to eat] and are not declared to be haraam, because they are from the Tayyibaat [things declared lawful by the Sharee’ah], and the good lawful food stuff are used as nourishment.

Shaykh Saaleh Al Fawzaan

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