HARES. Arabic arnab, pl. aranib. The flesh of the hare is lawful for the Prophet ate it, and commanded his companions to do so (Hidayah, vol. iv p/ 75). A difference of opinion has in all ages existed as to the value of the hare as an article of food. The Greeks and Romans ate it in spite of an opinion that prevailed that it was not wholesome. In the law of Moses, it is specified amongst the unclean (Lev. xi 6; Deut xiv. 7). The Parsees do not eat hare’s flesh, nor do the Armenians.
Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam