Visiting Friends Who are not Particular about Zabihah Meat

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If you eat only zabiha meat, and you go to another muslims house who eats meat from the American grocery store (like Tyson chicken or USDA beef), is it polite to ask them if it is zabiha meat or not?

Should you just keep quiet and eat it? Or should you avoid the food with any meat if you are in doubt of the origin?

Answered by: Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf

Assalaamu alaykum

In the name of Allah the Inspirer of truth

If you have a friend who is not particular about their meat, it is still necessary for you to avoid it. The best way to go about this may be to inform them in advance of your restrictions, and insha’Allah they would be kind enough to cater for you.

This is something that friends and family should be made aware of and in most cases they will respect your opinion, and even better still maybe change their own eating habits.

It would be sinful to eat knowing that it is not slaughtered in the acceptable manner.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf

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