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is it legal in islam to kill animals and eat them, because what i heard that god always say never to hurt anyone, as i am hindu, and i have a muslim friend and when i try to explain them that hindu people don`t eat beef because it`s our against religion, same as muslim people don`t eat pork because it`s against their religion too. hindu people don`t eat beef because they worship cow because cow gives us milk but when one of my muslim friend eat beef infront of me so i get so pissed off and hurt, so i am trying to explain him to quit eating beef, i am not telling him to quit another food i am just telling him to quit beef . please explain me why it`s not sin to eat beef in muslim religion. why allah give permission of eating beef. i know i can`t stop or force another people to stop eat meat, but god always say to quit eating meat because you`re eating flesh of another animal and at the time of death you have to repay for it.

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Eat meat hindu

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

We understand and appreciate your love for the created beings of Allah Subhanah; and it is the condition of a believer to love and respect every creation of the Merciful Lord.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) advised the believers to have mercy on their animals, feed them appropriately, and not to over-burden them in their works.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.712 Narrated by Asma bint Abi Bakr

The Prophet (saws) once offered the eclipse prayer. He stood for a long time and then did a prolonged bowing. He stood up straight again and kept on standing for a long time, then bowed a long bowing and then stood up straight and then prostrated a prolonged prostration and then lifted his head and prostrated a prolonged prostration. And then he stood up for a long time and then did a prolonged bowing and then stood up straight again and kept on standing for a long time. Then he bowed a long bowing and then stood up straight and then prostrated a prolonged prostration and then lifted his head and went for a prolonged prostration. On completion of the prayer, he (saws) said, "Paradise became as near to me that if I had dared, I would have plucked one of its bunches for you and Hell became so near to me that I said, 'O my Lord will I be among those people?' Then suddenly I saw a woman and a cat was lacerating her with its claws. On inquiring, it was said that the woman had imprisoned the cat till it died of starvation, and she neither fed it no freed it, so that it could feed itself."

 

Allah Subhanah punished a woman because she imprisoned a cat, and neither left it free to feed itself, nor fed the cat; until the cat died! This deed was so hated in the sight of Allah, that the women was being tormented in the Hell Fire for the evil that she did to the cat.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.38 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "While a man was walking on a road, he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did." So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He (saws) said, "(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being)."


 

Such are the teachings and guidance of mercy in Islam, that a man was forgiven all his sins and entered into the Mercy of his Lord, for giving water to a thirsty dog to quench its thirst!

 

The same Allah Subhanah who has commanded the believers to be merciful to their animals, is the same Lord who has created the animals. And some of the animals were created to serve man, so that he may ride on them, some to provide clothing for them, some to provide milk for them, and while some that man may eat of their flesh, etc.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verses 5-8: And cattle He has created for you (men): from them ye derive warmth and numerous benefits and of their (meat) ye eat.

And ye have a sense of pride and beauty in them as ye drive them home in the evening and as ye lead them forth to pasture in the morning.

And they carry your heavy loads to lands that ye could not (otherwise) reach except with souls distressed: for your Lord is indeed Most Kind Most Merciful.

And (He has created) horses mules and donkeys for you to ride and use for show; and He has created (other) things of what ye have no knowledge.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Muminoon verse 21: And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are in them (besides) numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat;

 

Thus, to eat of the animals flesh is not being unjust to animals; but is one of the very reasons of their creation and existence. If one says that eating of animals is against animal-rights, and they should not be eaten; then it is also scientifically proven today that even plants have feelings and they feel pain when broken or cut! Would that mean that human beings cannot eat plants and vegetation too?

 

Just as not eating plants and vegetation is taking things to the extreme; so is the taking of eating the halaal animals taking the concept of mercy towards the animals to the extreme! And extremism is not part of the deen of the Islam! To have mercy, feed and take good care of animals is good and appreciated in Islam; but at all times, one must always take a balanced view in all aspects of life.

 

Your Statement: i have a muslim friend and when i try to explain them that hindu people don`t eat beef because it`s our against religion, same as muslim people don`t eat pork because it`s against their religion too. hindu people don`t eat beef because they worship cow because cow gives us milk

Islam has forbidden the flesh of swine upon its followers, but that does not mean that they have an individual right to enforce the prohibition on the ones who do not follow their religion. If a person chooses to follow the hindu religion and wishes to enforce the prohibition of not eating beef on oneself, that is the personal choice of each individual; but it cannot be considered righteousness to force people who dont believe in your faith to follow the dictates of your faith

 

The question that should be asked is how can a cow or anything else in creation be a god, when it neither is the creator of itself, nor of others, nor has the power to save itself when others wish to harm it! How can one who cannot save oneself from harm be expected to save others when they call upon them? A lot of other animals are bestowed with nature to provide milk; thus should all of then be considered gods?

How can such a powerless creature be given the status of an all-powerful god? That is the question that should be asked!

 

No my beloved sister in humanity, never can a created being be given the status of god; for there is no god, but the One and Only True God Who is the Creator of everything in existence; and thus He Alone deserves to be worshipped.

 

Your Question: please explain me why it`s not sin to eat beef in muslim religion. why allah give permission of eating beef.

The One Who Created everything in existence alone has the Right to declare what things are permissible and what things are forbidden; for He Alone is the One Who is All-Knowing, All-Wise. The Creator has created innumerable species from the plant and animal kingdom for the benefit of mankind, and Decreed all of them permissible except a few amongst them to see who amongst mankind obey His Commands after accepting belief in Him. Thus the principle in Islam is whatever is not forbidden specifically by Allah and His Messenger (saws) will be deemed permissible in Islam; and the consumption of beef is definitely not amongst the list of forbidden animals in the deen of Islam.

 

Thus the question that should be asked is not why is it permissible to eat beef in Islam, but rather it would be more appropriate to ask why is it forbidden to eat beef in Hinduism? Is it just because the cow gives milk? Then what about all the other animals that give milk; are they all gods? Does one choose ones gods just because they have been bestowed by nature to produce milk? These are the questions that must be addressed!

 

Thus, my sister in humanity, the real issue to be addressed is not the permissibility eating a particular species or not; but the absolute real issue in the life of every human being should be who deserves to be worshipped and why? If this question can be addressed appropriately, then all the other peripheral questions will pale in comparison!

 

Does the One Who Created everything in existence deserve be to worshipped or something He Himself created deserves that honor? We, as believers in Islam, declare without hesitation that only the One that created the heavens and the earth and everything that exists in between has the right to be worshipped.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 18-25:

18 Nay We hurl the Truth against falsehood and it knocks out its brain and behold falsehood doth perish! Ah! woe be to you for the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us).

19 To Him belong all (creatures) in the heavens and on earth: even those who are in His (very) Presence are not too proud to serve Him nor are they (ever) weary (of His service):

20 They celebrate His Praises night and day nor do they ever flag or intermit.

21 Or have they (the unbelievers) taken (for worship) gods from the earth who can raise (the dead)?

22 If there were in the heavens and the earth other gods besides Allah there would have been confusion in both! But Glory to Allah the Lord of the Throne: (High is He) above what they attribute to Him!

23 He cannot be questioned for His acts, but they will be questioned (for theirs).

24 Or have they taken for worship (other) gods besides Him? Say "Bring your convincing proof: this is the Message of those with me and the Message of those before me." But most of them know not the Truth and so turn away.

25 Not a Messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him: that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me Alone!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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