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Is egg makrooh?

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is there evidence that egg is `MAKROH` and Rasool sallallah-o-alahay-wasallam did not like to eat... plz reply in light of quran and sunnah thanx


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Is egg makrooh?

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If the animal is inherently halaal or lawful for consumption, then its egg would also be considered halaal in Shariah. There is absolutely no evidence in the Quran or the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which would give rise to the verdict that an egg is makrooh (disliked) or haraam (forbidden) in Islam.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.6 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allah's Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the Angels present themselves to listen to the Khutba."


The above quoted hadith clearly implies that an egg is absolutely halaal in Shariah, for an offering made or alluded to Allah Subhanah can never be amongst the things that are considered makrooh or haraam.


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