Food Prepared In The Name Of Other Than God

There are food items other than flesh of animals. Some people cook such food and give it away while they do not invoke Allah’s name on it but invoke some other entity like a Prophet or a saint. Can we eat such food? Or it is ḥarām for us to eat when offered by any?

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Gender Discrimination In Aqiqah

I live in UK and I have heard that when a new child is born we do aqiqah. My question is that, I know Aqiqah is not obligatory but why do we sacrifice two goats for boy and one goat for girl (I think according to Hadith). If Aqiqah is a way of gratitude then why there is discrimination between boy and girl? For parents both are equal.

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Aqiqah

What is the status of the ‘Aqiqah. Actually, my sister-in-law has been blessed with a baby girl. Now she is staying at her mother’s place for the time being. So who will perform this ‘Aqiqah. Her mother wants to do this here on the 7th day. Kindly clarify how we should go about it as per the directives of Islam.

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Importance Of Qurban

What are the authorities on which animal sacrifice on Eid al-Adha based? To me it appears sheer waste of money that could be used on other constructive purposes. Please help me understand on pure moralistic ground.

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Eating Fish Without Slaughtering?

Why fish is halal without slaughtering?

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Invoking Allah’s Name While Slaughtering And The Status Of The Food Prepared By Ahl e Kitab

I was having a discussion with a group of friends on halāl meat and would appreciate if you could shed some light on this topic. Allāh has permitted us to eat the flesh of animals slaughtered by Ahl-i Kitāb. Here in the UK the meat that is generally available is approved by the church (though I have not confirmed this). I think the only condition they have is that the blood be drained (again this is contentious as stunning is used). However, assuming it is approved by the Church, would it make this meat permissible for Muslims to consume although the people who may be slaughtering the animals may be atheists / non-Christian / non-Jews? Can we follow the assumption that the UK is a Christian country? I found this reference on another site, islamqa.com

If a Muslim or a kitābī (Jew or Christian) slaughters an animal for meat, and it is not known whether he mentioned the name of Allāh while slaughtering it or not, it is permissible to eat from it, and the one who eats it should say the name of Allāh, because of the report that was narrated by al-Bukhāri (2057) from ‘Ā’ishah (may Allāh be pleased with her), that some people said: O Messenger of Allāh, some people bring meat to us, and we do not know whether they invoked the name of Allāh while [preparing it] it or not. The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “Invoke the name of Allāh over it and eat.”
Thank you.
Abdul Bāsiṭ
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حج و عمرہ اکٹھا کرنے والے کے لیے قربانی کی تعداد

حج اور عمرہ اکٹھا کرنے والے کو ایک قربانی کرنا ہو گی یا دو؟

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حج کے ساتھ قرباني

کيا صرف حج تمتع ہي ميں قرباني لازم ہے يا اکيلا حج يا عمرہ کيا جاۓ تب بھي قرباني فرض ہے؟

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غیر ذبیحہ کا گوشت

اسلام میں ان لوگوں کا کیا حکم ہے جو غیر مسلم ممالک میں رہتے ہیں اور غیر ذبیحہ کا گوشت کھاتے ہیں؟ کیا غیر مسلم ملکوں میں رہتے ہوئے بھی ہمیں کھانے کے لیے ذبیحہ ہی کا گوشت تلاش کرنا چاہیے؟ اور اگر وہ نہ مل سکے تو کیا کیا جائے؟

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ذبیحہ پر اللہ کا نام لینا

میں جمیکا میں رہتا ہوں اور میرا سوال یہ ہے کہ ایسا کیوں ضروری ہے کہ کسی مرغی یا گائے وغیرہ کو ذبح کرتے وقت اللہ اکبر کہا جائے ۔ جب آپ ایک مسلم ملک میں رہ رہے ہوتے ہیں تو مرغی اور گائے وغیرہ کا حلال گوشت حاصل کرنا مشکل نہیں ہوتا لیکن کیا یہ ضروری ہے کہ جب آپ کسی غیر مسلم ملک میں رہتے ہوں تب بھی آپ صرف وہی گوشت استعمال کریں جسے مسلمانوں کے طریقے سے حلال کیا گیا ہو؟ کیا ایسی کوئی صورت ہے کہ اس کے علاوہ حاصل کیا گیا گوشت استعمال کیا جا سکے ، اگر نہیں تو براہِ مہر بانی اس کی تفصیل سے آگاہ کیجیے؟

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