Slaughtering cows in India endangers Muslims

Q 3: Is it permissible for us to slaughter cows in India, although we may be beaten, robbed and killed if we do so?

A: If slaughtering cows or selling their meat in that country exposes a Muslim to danger and severe punishment, it is not permissible to slaughter them or sell their meat (Part No. 22; Page No. 386) in this case to avoid harm. Allah (Exalted be He) says: ...and do not throw yourselves into destruction May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.