In my area, camel's meat is rare. But at the day of Eid, the camel's meat will be imported and I'll be served with that Insha Allah.

I heard a friend saying that eating camel's meat will break wudu.

Is it so?

Is there any hadith available to prove the above statement true?

  • Camel's meat was haraam for bani Israel while Allah made it halaal for us... it does invalidate the wudu unlike the eating of other animals' meats. Though I recall having read a hadith about this, I do not exactly recall where or its reference.
    – Najeeb
    Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 9:14
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    As far as I know only the Hanbali sect believe that it breaks the wudu, and none of the other sects believe so.
    – Zahra E
    Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 21:01

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Yes, Eating camel meat invalidates the ablution. This is because of the following narration from the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam):

Narrated Jabir bin Samura (radiallahu anhu): A man asked the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam), “Should I perform ablution after eating mutton?” He replied, “If you wish so”, he then asked, “Should I perform ablution after eating camel meat?” He (salallahu alayhi wassalam) said: “Yes”. [Reported by Muslim].

وَعَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ رَضِيَ اَللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا; { أَنَّ رَجُلاً سَأَلَ اَلنَّبِيَّ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-أَتَوَضَّأُ مِنْ لُحُومِ اَلْغَنَمِ? قَالَ: إِنْ شِئْتَ قَالَ: أَتَوَضَّأُ مِنْ لُحُومِ اَلْإِبِلِ ? قَالَ: نَعَمْ } أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِم ٌ (94)‏ .‏

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