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Is one allowed to be a Vegetarian because he/she thinks it’s cruelty to animals?

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Answered by Shaykh Gibril F Haddad

Is one allowed to be a Vegetarian because he/she thinks it’s cruelty to animals?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

One is allowed to hold certain mistaken opinions about meat-eating and slaughter but not to question the fact the Prophet Muhammad, upon him peace, is more merciful than all the vegetarians past, present and future put together; and he ate meat.

Hajj Gibril

 

 

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