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Can a non muslim do halal of chicken, goat, sheep, beef? If yes how and if no why?

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can a non muslim do halal of chicken, goat, sheep, beef? If yes how and if no why?


In Assam, India i have seen chicken vendor, hitting the chicken on the back with his hand and then it dies in a few miniutes. He then cuts it.

If a non muslim has a chicken shop can he do halal of the chicken for business and also name his shop as halal. 

 

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Non muslim halaal

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Your Question: can a non muslim do halal of chicken, goat, sheep, beef? If yes how and if no why?


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:

5 This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them.

 

If the non-muslim brother belongs to the People of the Book (Jew or Christian), any lawful animal which he slaughters will be deemed absolutely halaal for the believers to consume.

 

But if the animal is slaughtered by anyone belonging to any other faith other than Islam, Christianity, or Judaism.regardless of the animal, or how it is slaughteredthe flesh of this animal would be absolutely prohibited for the believers to consume as food.

 

Your Question: In Assam, India i have seen chicken vendor, hitting the chicken on the back with his hand and then it dies in a few miniutes. He then cuts it.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 3:

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.

 

Beloved brother, the Lord Most High has declared it haraam and absolutely forbidden for the believers to consume the flesh of animal which has died before it was slaughtered. Regardless of who cuts or slaughters the dead animal, even if a muslim were to slaughter a lawful animal after its death, the flesh of such dead animals would be absolutely forbidden as food for the believers.

 

Your Question: If a non muslim has a chicken shop can he do halal of the chicken for business and also name his shop as halal. 

There is absolutely no harm if a non-muslim brother wishes to open a halaal meat-shop provided the meat he sells in his shop are from the lawful animals, and the ones whom he employs to slaughter the lawful animals are either Muslims, Jews, or Christians.

 

If the meat the non-muslim brother sells in his shop is of unlawful animals (swine, dead animal, dogs, cats, etc.), or if the lawful animals (cattle, chicken, sheep, etc.) were slaughtered by any other than a Muslim, Jew or Christian.then the meat would obviously not be lawful for the believers to consume as food.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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