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I live in Adelaide, Australia and it is little hard to find any shop/restaurant offering halal food here. That’s why I have some questions which I need your guidance. Question 1: Can we eat French Fries (Potato Chips) which have been fried in the same oil which is used for frying chicken (not cut in a halal way)? Question 2: Most of butcher shops over here are owned by Shias (Ahle Tashee). These people belong from Iran and Afghanistan. I would like to tell you that these people do not slaughter the meat themselves, as they say themselves, but we do not have any evidence. Can we buy meat from them or not?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com

I live in Adelaide, Australia and it is little hard to find any shop/restaurant offering halal food here. That’s why I have some questions which I need your guidance.
Question 1: Can we eat French Fries (Potato Chips) which have been fried in the same oil which is used for frying chicken (not cut in a halal way)?
Question 2: Most of butcher shops over here are owned by Shias (Ahle Tashee). These people belong from Iran and Afghanistan. I would like to tell you that these people do not slaughter the meat themselves, as they say themselves, but we do not have any evidence. Can we buy meat from them or not?

Answer

(Fatwa: 520/419/B=1434)

(1) If the oil is pure and clean then you can eat the potato chips friend in it. If the oil was used to fry chicken which was not slaughtered as per Shariah method then it shall be impure and it shall not be lawful to eat the potato chips fried in it.
(2) When there is no evidence that the animal was slaughtered as per the Shariah method or there is strong probability that it is not slaughtered as per Islamic rules then it is not lawful for sunni Muslims to buy such meat that too from a Shia shop.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

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Darul Uloom Deoband

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