This course details the Islamic law, ethics, and theology related to animal slaughter and sacrifice. In modern times, the Islamic rulings related to the final seconds of an animal’s life are known by many, but the rest of their preceding lifespan is neglected. This course details the robust Islamic method of rearing animals in an ethical manner in light of contemporary issues that have arisen as a result of mass consumerism.
This course covers the Islamic law, theology, and ethics-related issues that pertain to animal slaughter and sacrifice. It covers the ethics related to why animal slaughter and sacrifice is deemed good in Islam, and also covers details about how to conduct animal slaughter and sacrifice under Islamic law.
This is important because we live in an age where global meat consumption is at an all-time high, and where the ethics of animal treatment is widely debated. This course clarifies the Islamic perspective on the ethics of animal sacrifice and slaughter and allows Muslims to see the balance and moderation that Islam calls for.
The learning outcomes of this course include understanding the key theological questions related to animal sacrifice and slaughter—including the ethics of killing animals and of animal pain and suffering. They also include the fiqh of animal slaughter, the definition and role of sacrifice in Islam, and contemporary issues that Muslims must deal with.
- Understanding the key theological questions related to animal sacrifice and slaughter
- Ethics of animal sacrifice and slaughter
- The fiqh of animal sacrifice and slaughter
- Contemporary issues related to animal sacrifice and slaughter
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