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 Aug 2 '13 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 Ezati Aug 3 '13 at 21:01

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)‏ .‏


The Hadith clearly implies that God discourages eating Camel meat! Camel is a honorable animal that served our prophet tenfolds; as companion, as pet, as method of transportation. I understand that if you are dying of hunger to resort to eating any moving thing but there is no need to eat camels when we have plenty of other foods around. It's almost HARAM and NOT Halal, because it clearly breaks the Wudu !!

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    Hello and welcome to Islam. The question is not asking whether camel meat is halal or not. It's asking whether eating it breaks the wudu. And whether there's any hadith to prove it. This answer bleakly answers the first question and clear not the second one. Please elaborate the answer by editing it and also go through How to Answer. – Bleeding Fingers Sep 14 '14 at 20:56

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