Q: Why is horse meat haram?
Muhammad Rasheed - Horse meat is not haram in Al-Islam.
The Muslim dietary law as established by Allah in the Holy Qur'an is thus and so:
- Do not eat swine flesh
- Do not consume blood
- Do not eat carrion
- Do not eat the meat of an animal slaughtered in the name of a pagan idol.
The Holy Qur'an 2:172-173
O ye who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and
be grateful to Allah, if it is Him ye worship.
He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine,
and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful.