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Mohammed asked 8 months ago

as wr wbr. my name is Mohammed. i am from ethiopia. can i eat the meat from christian hotel?

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Admin Staff answered 8 months ago

The scholars have given some conditions for consuming meat from people of the book. Here is an excerpt from the answer provided by Shaikh Salih al Munajjid (islamqa.info)

Firstly:

Saying the name of Allaah is a condition of meat being halaal, and it is not excused by forgetting or not knowing, according to the most correct scholarly opinion.

Secondly:

Meat slaughtered by one of the people of the Book (a Jew or a Christian) is permissible subject to two conditions:

1 – That the meat be slaughtered as a Muslim does it, but cutting the throat and oesophagus and letting the blood flow. If the animal is killed by strangling or electric shock or drowning in water, its meat is not permissible. Similarly, if a Muslim does that, the meat is not permissible.

2 – No name other than that of Allaah should be mentioned over it, such as the name of the Messiah etc, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allaah’s Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal)”

[al-An’aam 6:121]

And He says concerning haraam things (interpretation of the meaning):

“He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allaah (or has been slaughtered for idols, on which Allaah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering)”

[al-Baqarah 2:173]

Hopefully you have an option to eat halal meat from a nearby place. It will eliminate doubt and help you consume halal. The food we eat has an effect on us and eating something which may not be slaughtered in the right way will definately affect our imaan in a negative way.

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