Is a Sacrifice (Dam) Required for Performing the Stoning Rite (Rami) Before the Slaughtering (Dhabh) in Hajj?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have recently completed Hajj. On 10th Dhul Hijjah like many people I paid for someone to complete the animal sacrifice on my behalf. Unfortunately on our way to the pelting we got a phone call saying that it had been done (before we could pelt […]

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 […]

Is Unethical Food Permissible to Eat?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Like many Muslims, I am increasingly concerned about not knowing the origins of my food. I have recently been given the opportunity to select and slaughter rabbits by a family that raises them in cages in their backyard for their own consumption. They have more than they need […]

What Does One Say When Slaughtering?

Answered by Ustadha Tabraze Azam Question: What are we supposed to say when slaughtering an animal? Do we say: Bismillah, or Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, or Bismillah Allahu Akbar, or something else? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. It is obligatory to say the name of Allah (tasmiya) at the […]

Is There a Difference of Opinion on Whether Slaughtering (Qurbani/Udhiya) is Necessary, and How Does One Deal With Years of Makeups?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalaam-u-alaykum, My understanding is that with regards to qurbani on Eid Al-Adha, in the Hanafi school, it is wajib upon everyone who: 1) is baaligh, 2) is sane, and 3) possesses wealth greater than or equal to nisaab However, I rarely came across a household where more than […]

What Do I Do if I Missed Slaughtering (Qurbani/Udhiya)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I am following the hanafi madhab. What do I do now that I miss slaughtering. ( i missed it because I asked someone else to do it for me and they forgot). Answer: Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. […]

Can One Person Slaughter a Sacrificial Animal on the Behalf of Others on Eid in the Maliki School?

Answered by Shaykh Idris Watts Question: Can someone share in the price of a sacrificial animal on Eid in the Maliki School? Our family usually gives one sheep for the whole family. Is this correct? Answer: It depends. The Eid sacrifice is an emphasized sunnah (should not be left out of laziness) for every free […]

A Reader on Halal Meat

Eating the Meat of the People of the Book Can We Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians? Can We Eat Machine Slaughtered Meat? Meat Handled, Processed, Packed and Transported by Non-Muslims What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School? Cutting Off the Animal’s Head Directly After Being Slaughtered A Guide […]

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 […]