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 […]

What Would Be the Correct Method of Slaughtering Ducks?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, We have quite a number of drakes (male ducks) that we would like to kill for eating. However, we have never slaughtered a duck before. What would be the correct method of slaughtering ducks? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, There are two types of slaughter: (1) […]

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 […]

Is It Valid to Hang a Chicken Upside Down in Order to Slaughter It ?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu. Is it permissible to tie a chicken’s feet and hang it upside down in order to slaughter it? What is the preferable method of slaughtering? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health […]

Will Giving Money to the Mosque Discharge the Obligation to Slaughter an Animal?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Can someone donate his/her Qurbani money to help build a new mosque? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam No, one cannot give the money used towards a qurbani (slaughtering) to the mosque. This will not discharge an individuals obligation to actually slaughter an animal. This obligation has been established in the […]

What is the Spiritual Significance of Our Method of Slaughtering?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: What is the spiritual meaning (if known) behind the slaughter method. Is it an offering to Allah, or a seeking of permission from Allah to consume the meat, or some thing else? With the rise of islamophobia and anti-halal campaigns, halal is said to be some sort of […]

Can We Eat Machine Slaughtered Meat?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Is it permissible to eat machine slaughtered meat? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Slaughtering animals mechanically is becoming a widespread phenomenon in many abattoirs, plants and firms in a number of countries. The idea and objective behind slaughtering animals mechanically rather than manually […]

A Guide for Consuming Various Meats, Foods, Alcohol, Animal By-Product Ingredients, and Cosmetics

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Questions: 1. Is it permissible to eat foods with ingredients that come from animals that are not butchered in a halal manner (i.e. Kosher gelatin, mono and diglycerides, whey, etc.)? 2. Is it permissible to use products like soap, face wash, lotions, etc., which also contain animal by-products from an […]