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Animals Slaughtered by Polytheists

Answered by: The Permanent Committee


If a person deems as lawful animals slaughtered by a Mushrik, and uses as an argument the Words of Allah:

Eat, then, the meat of animals upon which the name of Allah is pronounced, you believe in his verses. (Al-An`am 6:118)

He claims that this Verse is self-explanatory, and does not accept any other argument. Is such a person to be considered as a disbeliever?


He who deems lawful consuming meat of animals slaughtered by a Mushrik is wrong, not a disbeliever because he is confused. The above-mentioned Verse does not support his claim, because it is unanimously agreed that the meat of animals slaughtered by a Mushrik is prohibited to consume. He who has the knowledge should clarify this to him.

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad