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Distribution of Meat to Non-Muslims from Ritual Slaughter

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Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

Sacrificial meat should be divided in 3 parts. One for ourselves, 2nd for relatives and 3rd for charity. Can we give meat from sacrifice to non Muslims especially from the charity portion?

Answer:

In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, Most Kind

Thank you/ Jazāk Allāh Khayr for your question.

Yes, it is permissible, in fact encouraged to give meats from ritual slaughtered animals at the occasion of ʿEīd al-Aḍḥā, to non Muslims (to establish close ties), from any portion of the Uḍḥiyyah. (See Mukhtaṣar al –Qurdūrī, Al-Mugnīy).

ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAmr (may God be pleased with him) gave meat from his ritual slaughter, to his Jewish neighbour. (See: Tirmidhī)

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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