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Can Hindu cook halaal meat?

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Is food that is cooked at the hands of a mushrik (hindu, buddhist) considered halal? A restaurant that purchases halal meat can hire a hindu cook. Being aware of that scenario, is a muslim allowed to eat at such a restaurant?

 

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Can Hindu cook halaal meat?


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Q-1: Is food that is cooked at the hands of a mushrik (hindu, buddhist) considered halal?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 3: Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat blood the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah, that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any forced by hunger with no inclination to transgression Allah is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.

 

If the meat in its essence is halaal, it does not matter who cooks the food; the food will be deemed absolutely halaal for the believers.

 

Q-2: A restaurant that purchases halal meat can hire a hindu cook. Being aware of that scenario, is a muslim allowed to eat at such a restaurant?

If the meat is in its essence halaal, regardless of who cooks or serves the food; the food will be deemed absolutely halaal for the believers.

 

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