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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Different Questions About Shari’ah Compliant Slaughtering

My Questions:

If someone is doing Zabiha all day like a butcher - does he require to do tasmia by saying some words every time - if yes Why? Or having that concept in mind is enough every time he is doing that? After all that is his job especially when he is hired in a Halal meet section of a Canadian meet company.

What is wrong with saying Allah-akbar on an automated slaughter process where the chickens are slaughtered one by one tied upside down on a belt? No one is touching the animal or wrestling with them to slaughter them or using knife by hand.

What is wrong with shooting them and do the Tasmia before that and make sure tazkya is also done using modern techniques?

What is wrong with recorded Allah-akbar while doing zabiha - this is an arrangement made specifically for Muslims by Muslims establishing a concept of permission from Allah to slaughter the animal - why a live human voice is necessary for each and individual animal?

Moreover why not a Muslim can buy number of animals and before giving all of them to a slaughter machines do tasmya for all of them that all these animals are going to be slaughtered because Almighty has given me permission to do so, else I have no authority/right to take these lives.

Questions about ingredients of non-meet items such as bakery and cheese products:

How far should we go to investigate the ingredients and the source of that (in North America)?

We never do this in Pakistan, there are hundred and thousands of items that are imported in Pakistan including meet products and have the same ingredients and same sources. List of a common Haram Ingredients are as follows.

Please also have a discussion with specialized chemist / industrial chemists / applied chemists. Some have the opinion that when these ingredients are made for industrial purpose (large production) they are produced 1) artificially 2) using small quantity of animal product and then make large quantity from it chemically to use in industrial process 3) some products (such as Alcohol) lose the original properties and convert into something else after production is complete. However it is not easy for a non-technical person to know/understand theses chemical changes.

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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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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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Flesh Of Animals Slaughters After Stunning

My question is about the meat that is slaughterd and sold as ḥalāl meat here in Sweden. The animals have to be stunned with a boltgun that is put to the animals temple (the head) and then shot and may very well kill the animal becuse its a hard blow to the head before it is slaughterd. Now my question is even if it is sold as ḥalāl is it really ḥalāl. If not can I eat meat that isn’t ḥalāl because I don’t have a soice like chiken or lamb.

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Chicken In The Western Societies

I am serving in Pakistan Navy as Lieut Commander. Presently I am undergoing a training Course in Canada. I want to know about eating of chicken and lamb which is available in market or in our officer's mess. Please indicate under the light of Qur’an and Sunnah if it is ḥarām or ḥalāl. I am really worried aboout that.

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Qurbani In The Name Of The Prophet

I have a small query regarding qurbani. Can we offer qurbani in the name of our Prophet (sws)?

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Stunning Before Slaughtering

I live in Canada, where there are many ways to slaughter an animal here.

1. Some halal distributors use an automated process for slaughtering chicken. The process is as follows. First chicken is stunned but however still alive (this is a Canadian law and there is no way around it) b. Second chicken process through a conveyor belt where a circular knife cuts its neck partially, meaning only cutting the jugular vein. As slaughtering is in process and tape recorder is constantly reciting takbeer. Is this meat halal?

2. Almost all non-halal distributors use the same process as above for slaughtering chicken minus the recitation of takbeer.

3. I have hindu friends from Pakistan and India both. My Pakistani hindu friend always buys halal meat from the local grocery shop. I know this for the fact, am I allowed to eat the food he offers me. Why is this meat not halal on us, I have seen in Pakistan that majority of people slaughtering chicken in Pakistan don’t even say takbeer and sometimes they will be cursing at the street peddlers while cutting the chickens neck. Please kindly tell me the reasoning behind it. Also in today’s world it is not feasible to use a non-automated process to slaughter animal. Also the whole intent of these slaughtering plants is to kill the chicken so they are eaten by human beings.

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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 Flesh Of Animals Slaughtered By The People Of The Book

According to your view the Christians of today have abandoned the ritual slaughter but I found that even today the Christians in Ethiopia adhere to the mosaic law of slaughter ( The food taboos found in the Old Testament are observed by most people as the Ethiopian Orthodox Church prescribes them. The flesh of animals with uncloven hoofs and those that do not chew their cud are avoided as unclean. It is nearly impossible to get pork. Animals used for food must be slaughtered with the head turned toward the east while the throat is cut: "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost" if the slaughterer is Christian or "In the name of Allah the Merciful" if the slaughterer is Muslim.) This article I found on the page The Christians that adhere to the Mosaic Law in Ethiopia pronounce the name of The Father the son and the Holy Ghost. So my question is can we eat that meat and if not why? If yes then why do we allow a believer to eat the meat of their slaughtered animal when they do not only pronounce the name of Allah but add the name of the son and the Holy Ghost? We see the same critic in the Qur'an: They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them. (Surah 5:72-3)

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How To Treat Animals Before Slaughtering?

Do we have any position of Islam on treating animals before Zabiha. In the USA the chicken (broilers) are kept indoors not allowed to move. They live in their waste before slaughtering them. They do not even see the sunlight. Same is true about beef; animals are kept in very cruel conditions even though they are Zabiha in the traditional fashion. Is such meat Halal for us where animals are literally tortured before being slaughtered?

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Significance Of Slaughtering In The Prescribed Way

I live in the US. My question is about halal meat and halal meals in the country. I have researched the slaughter houses both Islamic and non-Islamic. In both animals were bled from the neck, hung upside down, the only difference was that a recording of holy Qur’an was played in the background in Islamic slaughter houses.

So if healthwise both are same can we use regular halal category of meat by saying Allah’s name on it before cooking? There is also availability of organic high quality meats but we are confused about consuming them? When I read in Qur’an 5:3, 5:5, 2:173, 6:145, and 6:115 it appeared that we can eat after saying Allah’s name on it. This is also supported by the hadith where the Prophet (sws) allowed consumption of eatables from non-Muslims after saying Allah’s name on it. Please comment.

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Eating Flesh Of Animals Feeding On Haram

If the feed of a halal animals (cow, goat etc.) comprises haram ingredients; does it make the animal haram?

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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,

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؟


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؟


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؟


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؟