Stunning of Animals.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum A halal certifying authority say they stun their chicken using Water-bath Stun – for Poultry and Electric-Tong Stun – for Ovine meat before slaughtering. They say that the animal is alive at the time of slaughtering, and slaughtering is carried out by a Muslim whilst reciting Bismillahi-Allahu […]

Can I Eat Questionable Meat at a Muslim’s House?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I was invited for iftar at a Muslim family’s house. I know they eat unlawful meat when they go out to eat (fast food etc), but I don’t know if the meat they use at home is lawful or not. I don’t want to ask them where […]

Why Don’t We Have to Make Wudu After Eating Camel Meat?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Why don’t we have to make Wudu after eating camel meat? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Generally, it is recommended (mustahab) to renew your ablution after consuming camel meat due to the difference of opinion on the matter. It is reported that when the Messenger of Allah […]

Can I Eat Halal Meat Cooked by a Christian? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I got this question from a christian friend of mine whose family on principle do not consume alcohol nor pork. If they cook halal meat and invite Muslims over, can the Muslims parttake of the food? What is the ruling on food in general in this case? […]

It Is Permissible to Eat Non-Zabiha Meat in North America?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to eat non-zabiha meat (meat not slaughtered with Islamic standards) in North America? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub […]

My In-Laws Are Insulted When I Do Not Eat Their Store-Bought Meat. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband and I are very particular about the food that we eat. We buy farm-slaughtered meat, but do not force my husband’s family to do the same. When visiting them, I pack my own food so that my kids and I have something to eat. […]

I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

Can I Eat Using Silver Utensils?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. My family has only silver utensils at home. Can I eat using them? 2. How should I go about knowing whether the meat my family is halal? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) The […]

Is It Permissible to Eat the Meat of Animals Slaughtered by Amish People?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum Is the slaughter of Amish people permissible to eat? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. There are three conditions for a valid slaughter according to the Shariah: 1) The slaughterer must be either a Muslim or from the People of the Book (Ahl al-Kitab); 2) Three […]

Is It Permissible to Eat the Meat of an Animal Slaughtered by a Dull Blade? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu Alaykum, 1. The brother who was slaughtering my goat did not realize that the blade was not sharp enough, until after the blade had already cut into the goat, so he continued with it. Does this make the meat of this animal impermissible? 2. Also, does the one […]