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Is It Permissible to Consider a Muslim an Unbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, 1) Is it permissible to preemptively assume that a Muslim is a disbeliever, without clear evidence? 2) Is it permissible to reject the invitation to one’s own brother’s wedding meal due to such an assumption? 3) Are the Shia disbelievers? Are all Shia restaurants haram? 4) Is […]

Can I Eat Using Silver Utensils?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. My family has only silver utensils at home. Can I eat using them? 2. How should I go about knowing whether the meat my family is halal? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) The […]

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 […]

What Should I Do About Blood Found Around the Meat That I Have Bought From the Butcher?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam alaikum, After bringing chicken back from the butchers I find spots of blood around the meat and also while cutting it I find some inside. Should all this be removed before cooking? Also when eating chicken of the bone I find red areas where it looks like dry […]

Is It Permissible to Eat the Meat of an Injured Animal?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I recently purchased some whole chickens from a muslim halal butcher. On cutting the meat at home, I found that 2 of the chickens had bloodied meat in the leg or wing, indicating that the bird has been injured during or a short time before slaughtering. Given the requirement […]

Can I Say the Basmala and Just Eat Any Meat I Come Across?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, When one stays in a country that does not provide halal meat, or it is not readily available in the market, is it permissible for the person to eat the available meat after pronouncing the Basmala on it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

Is Kosher Meat Upon Which God's Name Has not Been Pronounced Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: When Jews slaughter they don’t say God’s name on each animal they slaughter. If they are slaughtering more than one animal they just say God’s name one time at the beginning. Is kosher meat still permissible to eat in this case? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam According to Jewish Rabbinic […]

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 […]

How to Hunt Animals in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How do I hunt and keep the animal halal? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The following excerpt is taken from Shaykh Faraz Khan’s footnotes on Imam Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity [179-180]: The following comprises […]

The Issue of Halal Meat (A Detailed Article)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question:I have come across Muslims who try and justify that we are permitted to eat the meat of the Jews/Christians, as is, e.g. McDonalds, supermarkets etc on the basis of the opinion given by Yusuf Al- Qaradawi. They say that, it is perfectly allowed to eat the animal slaughtered […]