Is It Permissible to Eat at a Place Owned by a Non-Muslim?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Asalamualaykum,
Is it permissible to eat dishes prepared with ritually slaughtered ingredients in non-Muslim restaurants? When eating at non-Muslim restaurants, there is a possibility that ritually slaughtered ingredients may be cross-contaminated with non-ritually slaughtered ingredients, but it is impossible to know with certainty.
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
I pray this reaches you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Yes, ​you can eat the permissible at a place owned by a non-Muslim.
In general, you should exercise caution when there is a strong possibility of contamination. ​ If in doubt, you should ask the staff regarding their procedures. ​
Please also see: Should I Eat at Restaurants With Food Cross-Contamination Problems?
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani