Fatwaa ID: 908
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh mufti Saab, I hope you’re doing well.
A brother (who is cautious of hand slaughted meat) told me that he received an invitation to eat at his friends house for iftar, but he thinks the host does not care about Zabiha hand slaughtered meat. What should he do in this this case? Jazakallah khair
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Mechanically slaughtered meat is haraam. A person should be extremely cautious of what he consumes. It affects the acceptance of his worship and supplications. He should be even more cautious in the month of Ramadhan. He should not jeopardize his fast and rewards by eating haraam or doubtful.
In the enquired situation, he should be upfront and clear, with wisdom. If he is unable to do that, then he should avoid eating any chicken product. He should opt for the vegetable dishes.
In many cases, people are not aware of this problem. Bringing it up and discussing it brings awareness. Perhaps this may allow them to eat halaal and he will be rewarded for that.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
08/30/1444 AH – 03/22/2023 CE | AMG3-3551
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