Is Duck Halal OR Haram In Islam?

The permissibility of consuming duck in Islam involves examining the general principles of halal (permissible) and haram (forbidden) food, as well as the specific characteristics and nature of ducks. Islamic dietary laws are primarily derived from the Quran, Hadith, and scholarly interpretations.

Specific Characteristics of Ducks

Ducks fall under the category of birds. To determine their permissibility, we need to understand the general rules regarding birds in Islam:

  1. Birds with Claws: According to some interpretations, birds that hunt with their claws (e.g., eagles, hawks) are generally considered haram.
  2. Non-Predatory Birds: Birds that do not use claws for hunting and are not scavengers are generally considered halal.

Scholarly Opinions

  1. Hanafi School: The Hanafi school permits the consumption of ducks, considering them similar to other birds like chickens, which are halal.
  2. Shafi’i, Maliki, and Hanbali Schools: These schools also permit the consumption of ducks, emphasizing the general permissibility of non-predatory birds and those not mentioned explicitly as haram.


Based on the Quran, Hadith, and the opinions of classical scholars:

  • Ducks are considered halal in Islam.
  • They must be slaughtered according to Islamic law, ensuring that Allah’s name is invoked, and the blood flows out.

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