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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