Zabiha of the Ahle Kitaab

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Q: Someone I know said that he consumes McDonald’s which is haram in America. He says his reasoning is that this is the meat of the Ahle Kitaab and hence permissible. While I do not believe that, I do not know how to respond to him. Can Mufti saheb reply as to why this does not fall under that category?


A: Refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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