Broiler Chicken

Q: Through reliable sources I have come to know that broiler chicken is a cross breed of pig and hen. There are certain similarities in both of these like their meat is soft, both have common disease like swine flu and bird flu. Please let me known according to shariah is broiler chicken halal or haram?

A: According to our findings broiler chicken is not a cross breed between a pig and a hen. Instead broiler chickens refer to chickens that are bred and raised in an unnatural way. Hence, it is permissible to consume it.

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)