Hadith on Halal: Lawful food is clear, unspoken matters are pardoned

Salman al-Farisi reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about eating ghee, cheese, and wild donkeys. The Prophet said, “The lawful is what Allah has made lawful in His Book and the unlawful is what Allah has made unlawful in His book. Whatever He has been silent over has been pardoned.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3367

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سَلْمَانَ الْفَارِسِيِّ قَالَ سُئِلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنِ السَّمْنِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْفِرَاءِ فَقَالَ الْحَلَالُ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّهُ فِي كِتَابِهِ وَالْحَرَامُ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ فِي كِتَابِهِ وَمَا سَكَتَ عَنْهُ فَهُوَ مِمَّا عَفَا عَنْهُ

3367 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الأطعمة باب أكل الجبن والسمن

3195 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في حسن الجامع