Can We Eat Kosher Meat Due to the Unavailability of Halal Meat?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle


When no halal meat is available, is it permissible to eat Kosher meat?


Thank you kindly for your important question.

Yes, it is halal to eat Kosher meat even if meat slaughtered by Muslims is available. This is because Kosher meat is halal.

Allah Most High says, “The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you and yours is lawful for them.” [Quran, 5:5]

Please see:
Can We Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians?
Is Kosher Meat Upon Which God’s Name Has not Been Pronounced Permissible?

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language