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Fiqh of Food (Notes & Audio)

Fiqh of Food
by Shaikh Faisal

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Food is a very important aspect of Islam. You are what you eat. What you eat alters your personality. Our Deen tells us what we can and cannot do; it tells us how and how not to do things.

It was narrated that Salman said, that a man said to him: "Your companion (meaning, the Prophet()) even teaches you how to go to the toilet!" He said: "Yes, he forbade us from facing the Qiblah when defecating or urinating, or cleaning ourselves with out right hands, or to use less than three stones." (SUNAN AN-NASA’I: Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 41)

We have Laws that Govern what we eat and drink: Islamic dietary laws. Only Allah Decides what foods are halal and haram.

Say (O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists) : "Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful." Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?" (Yunus 10: 59)

To make things halal or haram without hujjah is to make up a new religion

SIX CONDITIONS FOR SLAUGHTERING AN ANIMAL

The most rigid madhab regarding food is the Hanafi madhab and the most lenient is the Maliki.  The Shafi and Hanbali are in between the two. 


N.B. If you study Islam at college and you only study one madhab, you are only half educated. Proper teaching includes study of all four madhab.  

1. They killed the animal according to Muslim conditions.

i.e. they used a sharp knife to cut the throat and allow the blood to spill out

Abu Qatadah narrated concerning the zebra. The Messenger of Allah () ate from it.' Agreed upon. (refer to hadith no.753)

1. The animal itself should be halal. I.e. you cannot slaughter a pig and call it ‘halal pork’

2. The animal has to be herbivorous. You cannot slaughter crocodiles, snakes, eagles etc.

N.B. Maliki madhab allows snake to be eaten. We disagree with this ruling.

3. The animal cannot die from drowning or electronic shock

Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals - cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allah's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal - unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allah and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 3)

You can't eat an animal that has died on it's own, drowned or killed by being electrified.

4. Only Allah's Name can be recited at the time of slaughter

You cannot pour water in the mouth of the animal when it is slaughtered: this is a practice done by the shia and is bidah

5. The butcher should be a Muslim, Christian or a Jew

6. The animal should be alive at the time of its slaughtering

What if the animal brought for slaughtering is injured? Can you still slaughter and eat it? Yes

Narrated Mu`adh bin Sa`d or Sa`d bin Mu`adh:  A slave girl belonging to Ka`b used to graze some sheep at Sl'a (mountain). Once one of her sheep was dying. She reached it (before it died) and slaughtered it with a stone. The Prophet () was asked, and he said, "Eat it." (Sahih al-Bukhari 5505, Book 72, Hadith 31, ONLINE REFERENCE: Vol. 7, Book 67, Hadith 413)


MEAT SLAUGHTERED BY JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

Imam Abu Hanifa (rh) says we can only eat meat killed by Muslims. The Hanbali madhab says we can eat meat killed by Jews and Christians. Muslims who reject eating meat by Jews and Christians claim they were different during the time of the Prophet (saw) than they are today. But where did they get this idea? The reason why we don't accept this is because the Christians have been the same since the Council of Nicea in 325 CE where they concocted the idea of Trinity and left monotheism. The Prophet (saw) was born 570 CE, long after the Christians accepted polytheism. They are the same Christians that live in our time.

Allah said:

Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary)." But the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)] said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong doers) there are no helpers. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 72)

If the Christians didn't believe Jesus was the son of God during the time of the Prophet (saw) why did Allah bring down 5:72?

Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 73)

Allah Made Takfir on the Christians for saying Jesus is the son of Allah and believing in trinity.
It is halal to eat the meat of the Christians and the Jews as long as three conditions are found:

2. At the time of slaughter, they didn't mention a false deity


3. They didn't kill the animal in order to celebrate one of the pagan holidays like Christmas or Easter

So why does Allah Allow us to eat their meat even though they are pagans? Because they had a Book and their religion had a Heavenly origin. If Muslim men are allowed to marry Jewish and Christian women why would we not be able to eat their meat?

Made lawful to you this day are At Tayyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) foods, which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. (Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians)  before your time, when you have given their due Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage), desiring chastity (i.e. taking them in legal wedlock) not committing illegal sexual intercourse, nor taking them as girl-friends. And whosoever disbelieves in the Oneness of Allah and in all the other Articles of Faith [i.e. His (Allah's), Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 5)

4. You cannot eat stunned animals.

If a Muslim or a kitaabi (Jew or Christian) slaughters an animal for meat, and it is not known whether he mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not, it is permissible to eat from it, and the one who eats it should say the name of Allaah, because of the report that was narrated by al-Bukhaari (2057) from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), that some people said: O Messenger of Allaah, some people bring meat to us, and we do not know whether they mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not. 

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Mention the name of Allaah over it and eat.” 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: It is not essential to ask about that which was slaughtered by a Muslim or a kitaabi, and how it was slaughtered, and whether the name of Allaah was mentioned over it or not. Rather that should not be done, because that is being obstinate in religious matters. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ate meat slaughtered by the Jews and did not ask questions. In Saheeh al-Bukhaari and elsewhere it is narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that some people said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): Some people bring meat to us, and we do not know whether they mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Mention the name of Allaah over it and eat.” She said: They were new in Islam, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told them to eat without asking, even though those who brought the meat to them may not have been aware of the rulings of Islam because they were new in Islam. End quote from Risaalah fi Ahkaam al-Udhiyah wa’l-Dhakaah by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him).

Based on the above, whoever travels to a non-Muslim country where most of those who slaughter meat are Christians or Jews, it is permissible for him to eat their meat, unless he knows that they stun the animals or mention over them the name of someone other than Allaah, as stated above. But if the slaughterman is an idol-worshipper or communist, it is not permissible to eat meat slaughtered by him. quote from Risaalah fi Ahkaam al-Udhiyah wa’l-Dhakaah by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him).

MEAT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK SERVED TO YOU AT A RESTAURANT AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT WAS SLAUGHTERED 

The Prophet had Jewish neighbors and didn't question them as to how the meat was slaughtered. The sunnah is that you eat the meat without questioning them as to how the meat was slaughtered

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If this meat comes from one whose slaughter is permissible, then it is halaal, and we do not have to ask how it was slaughtered or to ask whether the name of Allaah was mentioned over it or not. We do not have to do that and indeed we should not do that, because asking about this comes under the heading of exaggerating about religious matters. Hence when people came and asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “People bring us meat, and we do not know whether they mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not?” He said: “Say Bismillaah yourselves and eat.” He said not say: Ask them; he said: “Say Bismillaah yourselves and eat.” ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said, narrating this hadeeth, They had recently become Muslim, and the one who has only recently become Muslim may be unaware of the necessity of saying Bismillaah when slaughtering.

Whatever the case, if meat comes to you from people whose slaughter is permissible – and those whose slaughter is permissible are three types of people: Muslims, Jews and Christians – then do not ask.

The Jews used to give gifts of meat to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he would eat it without asking about it. The Jews would invite him to eat barley bread and fat, and he did not ask about this fat and how the animal it came from was slaughtered. The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). End quote. Liqa’ al-Baab il-Maftooh.

Narrated `Aisha: A group of people said to the Prophet, "Some people bring us meat and we do not know whether they have mentioned Allah's Name or not on slaughtering the animal." He said, "Mention Allah's Name on it and eat." Those people had embraced Islam recently. (Sahih al-Bukhari 5507, Book 72, Hadith 33, ONLINE REFERENCE: Vol. 7, Book 67, Hadith 415)

In regards to the issue of gelatin, the scholars use the above fatwa. If the gelatin comes from halal meat or vegetable, you do not need to ask how the animal was slaughtered. You should assume the gelatin is halal to eat.

You cannot use doubt [dhann] to pronounce something haram. If the gelatin is from pork, it is haram to eat. If you go to a restaurant and there is no pork on the menu and you order lamb, don’t ask how the animal was slaughtered. It's bad adhab.

EATING MEAT KILLED BY A MUSLIM WHO FORGOT TO SAY BISMILLAH

If you refuse to say Bismillah, the meat is haram. 

If a Muslim or a kitaabi (Jew or Christian) slaughters an animal for meat, and it is not known whether he mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not, it is permissible to eat from it, and the one who eats it should say the name of Allaah, because of the report that was narrated by al-Bukhaari (2057) from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), that some people said: O Messenger of Allaah, some people bring meat to us, and we do not know whether they mentioned the name of Allaah over it or not. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Mention the name of Allaah over it and eat.”

Narrated `Aisha: A group of people said to the Prophet, "Some people bring us meat and we do not know whether they have mentioned Allah's Name or not on slaughtering the animal." He said, "Mention Allah's Name on it and eat." Those people had embraced Islam recently. (Sahih al-Bukhari 5507, Book 72, Hadith 33, ONLINE REFERENCE: Vol. 7, Book 67, Hadith 415)

Imam Abu Hanifa says no meat is halal unless killed by Muslims

Shafi and the Neo Hanbali madhab say it is halal if it is killed by a Muslim, Christian or Jewish butcher.


EATING MEAT FROM A BUTCHER WHO DOESN'T PRAY SALAH

There is no such thing as a non-practicing Muslim

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: Is it permissible to eat meat slaughtered by one who deliberately does not pray, knowing that if he is told of that he will claim that he says the Shahaadah? What should we do if we cannot find any butcher who does pray?

He replied: If a person does not pray, we should not eat meat slaughtered by him. This is the correct view, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his giving up prayer.” Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him). And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The covenant that stands between us and them is prayer; whoever does not pray is a kaafir.” Narrated by Imam Ahmad and the four authors of Sunan with a saheeh isnaad

EATING THE MEAT OF THE QADIYYANIS

The Qadiyanis – who also known as Ahmadiyyah or Ahmadis – are a misguided sect and false religion. There is a discussion in which their kufr and apostasy.

Based on that, it is not permissible for a Muslim to give his daughter in marriage to their followers or to marry any of them.

Based on that also, meat slaughtered by them is not permissible, because in Islam it is not permissible to eat meat slaughtered by any of the disbelievers except the People of the Book, namely the Jews and Christians, subject to two conditions: that the blood be drained out and that the name of Allah be said over animals that are permissible for us to eat.

Apart from meat that they slaughter themselves, it is permissible for the Muslim to eat their food, such as bread that they bake, sweets that they make, and fruits and vegetables that they grow.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Qa‘ood  End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah, vol 3, 1/431-433 

MEAT KILLED BY MACHINES

It is halal to eat meat killed by machines

There is nothing wrong with slaughtering chicken by means of modern machines, so long as they are sharp and they cut the throat and the oesophagus. If the machine slaughters a number of chickens at once, then it is sufficient for the person who is operating the machine to say Bismillaah just once when he starts operating it, with the intention of slaughtering them, provided that the person who is operating the machine is a Muslim or a kitaabi (one of the people of the Book, i.e., a Jew or a Christian).  Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (22/463). 

MEAT KILLED BY THE SHIA

One of the conditions of meat being halaal is that the one who slaughters it must be a Muslim or a kitaabi (i.e., a Jew or a Christian). Hence meat slaughtered by a mushrik, Zoroastrian or apostate is not permissible and is not halaal.

One of the conditions of meat being halaal is that the one who slaughters it must be a Muslim or a kitaabi (i.e., a Jew or a Christian). Hence meat slaughtered by a mushrik, Zoroastrian or apostate is not permissible and is not halaal. The Shi‘ah have a number of beliefs and actions that put them beyond the pale of Islam, such as their belief that the Holy Qur’an has been distorted, and that their Imams have knowledge of the unseen, and are infallible and cannot be heedless or forget. They seek the help of the dead and call upon them instead of Allah; they prostrate towards their graves; and they revile the best of mankind after the Prophets and Messengers, namely the Companions of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), and regard them as disbelievers. Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah (2/264)

Recap: the blood has to spill out; the person should be Muslim Christian or Jew; the person should say bismillah; if Muslim the person forget to say bismillah they should say it before they eat the meat.
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MEAT KILLED BY THE SHIA:

- They are not Muslim
- They believe their imams are infallible (shirk)
- They make takfir on many of the sahabas (apostasy)
- They make dua to the inhabitants of the grave (shirk)

Thus because of their dodgy ideology, they are pagans and outside the fold of Islam.

You are only allowed to eat the meat of Muslim, Christian or Jew.

CAN WE EAT THE SLAUGHTERING OF A WOMAN ON MENSES (HAID)

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: “It is permitted to eat from an animal which a man or a woman slaughters Islamically before it dies, or from meat slaughtered by a woman, even if she is menstruating, because her menstruation is not in her hand. It is permissible to eat meat from an animal which a woman slaughters Islamically before it dies, by the consensus of the Muslims.” (Al-Fataawa, 35/234).

There is no difference of opinion about this, you can eat from her. Her menses does not impact the meat.


Narrated Mu`adh bin Sa`d or Sa`d bin Mu`adh:  A slave girl belonging to Ka`b used to graze some sheep at Sl'a (mountain). Once one of her sheep was dying. She reached it (before it died) and slaughtered it with a stone. The Prophet () was asked, and he said, "Eat it." (Sahih al-Bukhari 5505, Book 72, Hadith 31, ONLINE REFERENCE: Vol. 7, Book 67, Hadith 413)

EATING SEAFOOD

Allah told us seafood is halal

Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water game and its use for food - for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel, but forbidden is (the pursuit of) land game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or 'Umrah). And fear Allah to Whom you shall be gathered back. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 96)

If an animal is called A GAME in the Quran, it is halal to eat.
E.g. when you are in a state of ihram, it is haram for you to go game hunting

Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water­game and its use for food - for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel, but forbidden is (the pursuit of) land­game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or 'Umrah). And fear Allah to Whom you shall be gathered back. (Al-Ma'idah 5:96)

WUDU with sea water

Abu Huraira reported that a man asked the Prophet (SAW): 'We travel in the sea and we carry with us little water. If we used it for wudu then we would be suffering thirst! So should we still use this water for wudu?' The Prophet (SAW) replied: "Its [sea] water is pure and its dead meat [fish and whatever lives in sea and die by leaving it] is Halal to eat" [Sunan Tirmidhi (1/100) No. 69, Sunan Abu Dawud (1/21) No. 83, Sunan al-Nasa'i (1/50) No. 59, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/250) No. 386, Sunan al-Darime (1/201) No. 729, Musnad Ahmad (2/361) No. 8720]

If u are traveling and see a dead fish on the sea shore, you can eat it

Narrated Jabir: We set out in the army of AlKhabt and Abu 'Ubaida was the commander of the troops. We were struck with severe hunger and the sea threw out a dead fish the like of which we had never seen, and it was called Al`Anbar (whale). We ate of it for half a month. Abu Ubaida took (and fixed) one of its bones and a rider passed underneath it (without touching it).

(Jabir added Abu 'Ubaida said (to us), "Eat (of that fish)." When we arrived at Medina, we informed the  Prophet about that, and he said, "Eat, for it is food Allah has brought out for you, and feed us if you have some of it." So some of them gave him (of that fish) and he ate it. [Sahih Bukhari (5/167) No. 4362]

Dolphins and whales are not fish; they are mammals.
Everything in the sea is halal but there are some exceptions

Saltwater crocodiles are haram because they spend time on the sea and the land. Madkhali’s will say crocodiles are halal. The correct opinion is that it is haram.

Imam Abu Hanifa said sea snakes are haram. Imam Ahmad allowed sea snakes if they are not poisonous. Because sea snakes only live underwater the correct opinion is of Imam Ahmad.

Allah and the Prophet (saw) said everything in the sea is halal

Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water game and its use for food - for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel, but forbidden is (the pursuit of) land game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or 'Umrah). And fear Allah to Whom you shall be gathered back. (Al-Ma'idah 5: 96)

Imam Ahmad said crab, shrimp etc are haram because they are scavengers. But they are all halal because Allah Said so in Maidah 96 (see ayah above)

The laws of the sea are different from the law of the land. You don’t slaughter fish like you slaughter animals on land.

CAN MUSLIM EAT FROG

Frogs: It is not permissible to eat them because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade killing them, as is reported in the hadeeth of ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Uthmaan, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade the killing of frogs. (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad and Ibn Maajah; see also Saheeh al-Jaami, 6970). The rule is that everything, which we are forbidden to kill, we are not allowed to eat; if we are allowed to eat it we are allowed to kill it. Some scholars exclude sea snakes, but the correct view is that as they live nowhere except in the water, we are permitted to eat them, because of the general nature of the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water game and its use for food – for the benefit of yourselves …” [al-Maa’idah 5:96].

Eating frog is haram. There is no scholar that says it is halal.
It is forbidden to kill frogs  *see fatawa above*

CAN MUSLIMS EAT THE DONKEY

Narrated By Jabir bin Abdullah: On the day of Khaibar, Allah's Apostle forbade the eating of donkey meat and allowed the eating of horsemeat. [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 5, Book 59, Hadith #530]

The Prophet (saw) forbade it

CAN MUSLIMS EAT HORSE

Yes *see hadith above*

CAN MUSLIMS EAT ZEBRA

It is agreed that you are allowed to eat zebra

CAN A MUSLIM EAT CAMEL

It is permissible but you have to make wudu after eating it. Camel meat breaks wudu

The hadeeth of Jaabir: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked, “Should I do wudoo’ after eating camel meat?” He said, “Yes.” The person said: “Should I do wudoo’ after eating mutton?” He said, “If you wish.” (Narrated by Muslim, 360).

The hadeeth of al-Baraa’: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about eating camel meat. He said, “Do wudoo’ after eating it.” He was asked about mutton, and he said, “Do not do wudoo’.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 184; al-Tirmidhi, 81. Classed as saheeh by Imaam Ahmad and Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh).

Some say it is Mustahab, and not fard to make wudu after eating camel meat.

Al-Nawawi said: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh, Yahyaa ibn Yahyaa, Abu Bakr ibn al-Mundhir and Ibn Khuzaymah thought that it (eating camel meat) breaks wudoo’; this was also the view favoured by al-Haafiz Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi. It was reported from the scholars of hadeeth and from a group of the Sahaabah.

They took as evidence the hadeeth of Jaabir ibn Samurah which was narrated by Muslim. Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh said: “It has been reported from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in these two saheeh hadeeths, the hadeeth of Jaabir and the hadeeth of al-Baraa’. This view has stronger evidence even though the majority follow the opposite.”

The majority responded to this with the hadeeth of Jaabir: the last of the two commands from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was that there was no need to do wudoo’ after eating meat that had been touched by fire. But this hadeeth is general, whereas the hadeeth about doing wudoo’ after eating camel meat is specific, and a specific ruling takes precedence over a general one. (Sharh Muslim, 4/49).

CAN MUSLIMS EAT ELEPHANT MEAT

This is Makhrooh, not haram. It is makhrooh to eat because it has a temper and is a terrestrial predatory animal. It has fangs (tusks) but does not eat meat. 

“An elephant is a fanged animal; hence, it will be prohibitively disliked (makruh) to consume its meat.” (al-Hidaya, 2/440)

The Prophet (saw) said not to kill one animal in front of another animal. Can u eat the meat if this was done? Yes, but what was done is makhrooh

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:  It is makrooh to slaughter one sheep when another is looking on. End quote.  Al-Mughni (9/317) 

And it says in ‘Awn al-Ma‘bood:  He should not handle it violently, or drag it to slaughter violently, or slaughter it in the presence of another. 

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) said:  It is makrooh to slaughter (an animal) when another is looking on. End quote.   Majmoo‘ Fataawa Ibn Baaz (23/73-74) 

It is animal abuse to kill one animal infront of another

WHAT IS THE AGE OF THE ANIMAL YOU ARE ALLOWED TO KILL?

According to the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah, when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) visited Abu’l-Haytham, along with Abu Bakr, and ‘Umar, Abu’l-Haytham went to make some food for them. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Do not slaughter any animal that is producing milk. He said: So he slaughtered a kid (young goat) or lamb for them and brought it to them, and they ate. Narrated by Muslim (2038); at-Tirmidhi (2369). 

The word translated as kid here refers to a female baby goat that has not reached the age of one year.

There is no age restriction; you can kill a baby goat. 

If a Muslim tells you not to kill an animal below the age of one year, bring them this hadith

CAN MUSLIMS EAT KANGAROO MEAT

It is halal. It is herbivore

CAN MUSLIMS EAT HYENA MEAT

Hyena is halal to eat

Ibn Abi Ammar said: "I asked Jabir bin Abdullah: 'Is the hyena game?' He said: 'Yes'" He said: "I said: 'Can it be eaten?' He said: 'Yes.'" He said: "I said: 'Did the Messenger of Allah say that?' He said: 'Yes.'" TIRMIDHI : Vol. 2, Book 4, Hadith 851

The question was asked multiple times because this is shocking. It is an exception to the rule as hyena’s eat meat. 

ARE MUSLIMS ALLOWED TO EAT LOCUST

Narrated Ibn Abi `Aufa: We participated with the Prophet () in six or seven Ghazawat, and we used to eat locusts with him. BUKHARI : Vol. 7, Book 67, Hadith 403

Two types of blood and two types of dead things are halal

“Two types of dead meat and two types of blood have been made lawful for our consumption: The two dead meats are: fish and locust, and the two types of blood are: liver and spleen.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Musnad Ahmad, 2/97 and Sunan Ibn Majah, no: 3314)

Liver and spleen are halal, this is blood
Fish and locust are the two halal dead things

CAN MUSLIMS EAT THE OSTRICH

No scholar pronounced ostrich meat to be haram

Allah Said: Say (O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists) : "Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful." Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?" (Yunus 10: 59)

MUSLIMS EATING PORK

Muslims are allowed to eat pork to save their life

And why should you not eat of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has been pronounced (at the time of slaughtering the animal), while He has explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you, except under compulsion of necessity? And surely many do lead (mankind) astray by their own desires through lack of knowledge. Certainly your Lord knows best the transgressors. (Al-An'am 6: 119)

If you are starving and pork is the only meat available but you didn't eat it and died - you have committed suicide. And you are an extremist. No sahaba ate pork. It wasn't their culture to keep pigs. 

A scholar of today would have to use Qiyas to determine the punishment for eating pork. 

An example of making qiyas is when the Rasool (saw) said to slaughter two sheep for a baby boy, but if you have no sheep you use a goat.  This is qiyas. It is one of the 15 sources by which we derive the Islamic shariah: Qiyas. 

EATING AND DRINKING WHILE STANDING

It is makhrooh. No one said it is haram. Some say it is halal but it is better to sit to eat and drink. They say halal because of the following hadith: 

Narrated An-Nazzal:Ali came to the gate of the courtyard (of the Mosque) and drank (water) while he was standing and said, "Some people dislike to drink while standing, but I saw the Prophet () doing (drinking water) as you have seen me doing now." BUKHARI : Vol. 7, Book 69, Hadith 519

Why did Ali stand and drink? To let the people know it is permissible but disliked. Sometimes you can't find a seat to drink, what do you do? Stand and drink.

MUSLIMS EATING FOOD WITH ALCOHOL IN IT

According to Ibn Taymiyyah, if the alcohol disappears and you can no longer smell it, it is halal to eat. But if you can smell the alcohol, you are not allowed to eat it because it is haram.

Shaykh al-Islam [Ibn Taymiyah] (may Allah have mercy on him) said: If alcohol falls into water and is completely absorbed in it, then someone drinks it, he is not regarded as drinking alcohol and the hadd punishment for drinking alcohol is not to be carried out on him, because nothing of its taste, colour or odour remained. End quote from al-Mustadrak ‘ala Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa (3/12).

The second scenario is where the essence of the alcohol remains present or its traces may be detected in the mixture, in terms of taste, colour, odour or flavour. In this case it is haraam to consume this food or drink, because of the presence in its ingredients of a percentage of alcohol that has not been fully absorbed. The presence of alcohol in this food or drink makes it prohibited, even if the percentage of alcohol is very small.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen said: If this alcohol is mixed with something and is not fully absorbed into what it is mixed with, and does not disappear into it, then that thing becomes haraam, because this mixture is affected by it.

But if the alcohol has been fully absorbed into what it has been mixed with, and no trace of it can be detected, then it does not become haraam thereby. End quote from Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb

Thus if you are given cake with alcohol, and you can't smell the alcohol – you can eat it. But if it has a smell of alcohol, don't eat it because it is haram

The issue of perfumes that are said to contain cologne or alcohol If the percentage of alcohol is very little, we say that it does not matter, and a person may use them without any concern, such as if the alcohol content is 5% or less. This does not matter.If the percentage of alcohol is very high, so that you can detect it, then it is better not to use it except where it is necessary, such as for sterilizing wounds and the like. [ Liqa' alBaab alMaftooh by Sheikh 'Uthaymeen, 24]

EATING FROM HALAL RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL

You, a Muslim family, are hungry and stop at a halal restaurant selling alcohol - is it halal to eat there? Yes, out of necessity Because the alcohol doesn't impact on the meat

VINEGAR ON THE SHELVES

* see above fatawa for explanation on when they are halal *

Sheikh Uthaymeen gave a fatwa which said, "If a small quantity of alcohol is so submerged in something else that is has no tangible or theoretical effect, then the substance keeps the ruling that is in accordance with its own attributes. As for the hadith that states 'Whatever intoxicates in large quantities, then a small quantity of it is forbidden', this refers to a certain beverage that intoxicates when someone drinks a lot of it, but not when he drinks a little. It is unlawful to drink a small quantity of such a beverage, because even though a small quantity cannot make a person drunk, it can lead to drinking larger quantities." [Majmoo` al-Fatawa (4/260)]

The issue of perfumes that are said to contain cologne or alcohol If the percentage of alcohol is very little, we say that it does not matter, and a person may use them without any concern, such as if the alcohol content is 5% or less. This does not matter. If the percentage of alcohol is very high, so that you can detect it, then it is better not to use it except where it is necessary, such as for sterilizing wounds and the like. [Liqa’ alBaab alMaftooh by Sheikh 'Uthaymeen, 24]


Say (O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists) : "Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful." Say (O Muhammad SAW) : "Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?" (Yunus 10:59)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tafsir Surah Baqarah (Audio)

Tafsir Surah Baqarah
by Shaikh Faisal


Saturday, January 7, 2017 PART 1
"Who are the mutaqeen"



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Monday, January 9, 2017 PART 2
"The Virgins of Paradise"



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Monday, January 16, 2017 PART 3
"Refuting the Atheist"



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NOTES Revisited from 2014: