Claiming the lawfulness of eating the slaughtered animal of a Mushrik

Q 7: Is it an act of Kufr (disbelief) if someone claims that eating from the meat of animals slaughtered by Mushriks (people who associate others with Allah in worship) is lawful on the grounds that Allah says: So eat of that (meat) on which Allâh’s Name has been pronounced (while slaughtering the animal), if you are believers in His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). ? They argue that the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) is self-explanatory, stick to their opinion, and do not accept anyone's advice; are they considered kafirs (disbelievers)?


A: Whoever regards eating from the meat of animals slaughtered by Mushriks as lawful - if Allah's Name is mentioned at slaughtering - is wrong. However, they are not Kafirs, as there is a doubtful matter, but there is no proof for this view in the Ayah. The generality of the verse is specified by Ijma` (consensus) of Muslim scholars on the impermissibility of eating from the meat of animals slaughtered by Mushriks. Whoever knows about those people and can explain the matter to them should do so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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