Hadith on Food: Allah reveals Halal and Haram food

Abu al-Sha’tha reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The people of the time of ignorance would eat some things and leave other things believing they were unclean. Allah sent his Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and revealed his book allowing what is lawful and forbidding what is unlawful. What is allowed in it is lawful, and what is forbidden in it is unlawful. Whatever it is silent upon is an act of clemency.” Then he recited the verse, “Say: I do not find in what was revealed to me anything forbidden to eat except dead animals, blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine,” (6:145) until the end of the verse.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3800

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي الشَّعْثَاءِ عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ كَانَ أَهْلُ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَأْكُلُونَ أَشْيَاءَ وَيَتْرُكُونَ أَشْيَاءَ تَقَذُّرًا فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى نَبِيَّهُ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَنْزَلَ كِتَابَهُ وَأَحَلَّ حَلَالَهُ وَحَرَّمَ حَرَامَهُ فَمَا أَحَلَّ فَهُوَ حَلَالٌ وَمَا حَرَّمَ فَهُوَ حَرَامٌ وَمَا سَكَتَ عَنْهُ فَهُوَ عَفْوٌ وَتَلَا قُل لَّا أَجِدُ فِي مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ مُحَرَّمًا عَلَىٰ طَاعِمٍ يَطْعَمُهُ إِلَّا أَن يَكُونَ مَيْتَةً أَوْ دَمًا مَّسْفُوحًا أَوْ لَحْمَ خِنزِيرٍ إِلَى آخِرِ الْآيَةِ

3800 سنن أبي داود كتاب الأطعمة باب ما لم يذكر تحريمه

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