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Status of Rainbow Chickens

Q: I saw on Sanha’s website that you (Mufti Siraj Desai) were a guest speaker once at their AGM. I would like to know if it is possible for you to inform me on the status of their Rainbow chicken certification. Are these allegations, that the chicken is not halaal...

I have a question in regards to the machine operated knife which is used to slaughter animal. One method is the common type of machine slaughter that a rotating knife/mechanical blade is used. This machine is turned on and cuts the necks of the chickens continuously until it is turned off.  Most Muftis have given fatwa regarding this type of machine slaughter. There is another type of machine which is also used at some slaughterhouses and is different from the machine commonly used. This machine has a button which is pressed down by a Muslim slaughterer who says Bismillah. The machine will only operate when the Muslim holds down the button. The Bismillah is recited by the slaughter man continuously as long as he is holding the button and this method is only applied on the missed chicken which happens only on 1 or 2 in 100 chicken separately because missing more than 1 chicken at one time is rare or impossible. The actual slaughtering is done by Muslim men holding the chicken’s neck and using the regular knife along with reciting the Bismillah. What is the ruling for using such a machine for Halal slaughter? Are the chickens which are slaughtered in this manner permissible to consume? 

Q: I have a question in regards to the machine operated knife which is used to slaughter animal. One method is the common type of machine slaughter that a rotating knife/mechanical blade is used. This machine is turned on and cuts the necks of the chickens...

Eating at Non Muslim Restaurants

Q: I received an email apparently sent from a Halaal-certifying body. This email listed things we can and cannot eat. It said that Nando's, KFC etc. are not halaal even though their poultry products are halaal. I'm not sure what to believe now. When we usually eat out...

Ritual Slaughter (Udhiya) for Children

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Is it wajib for children below the age of puberty who has above the nisab to do qurbani [the ritual slaughtering, udhiya] on eid al adha? If it is wajib can the parents pay on behalf of the child or does it have to come from the...

Some Health Guidelines for Ramadhan

Answered by Dr. Farouk Haffajee Some Health Guidelines for Ramadhan Answer: This article provides useful advice on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadhan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of...

Eating Food coming from a Hindu’s House

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani  Sometime our neigbor and us exchange foods, so i wanted to ask you that since she is a Hindu, are we allowed to eat her food as long as it is not from there worship or anything, because most of the food she sends us is vegitable...

Who Must Slaughter At Eid?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Can you tell me if it is wajib to zabah for every member of the family for Eid ul Adha? Kids? Answer: Walaikum assalam, It is certainly not obligatory for the parents to slaughter for their children from the parents' own money. As for...

Chicken-flavored noodles

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is any brand of chicken flavored noodles haram? i am not sure what is inside the chicken flavoring and was wondering if it is permissible to eat, or if it is halal. Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,I pray this...

Eating Cartilage and Bone

Answered by Sidi Fadi Qutub Zada My question is regarding the eating of cartilage and also bone. I was eating cartilage in a piece of chicken and also happened to eat some of the bone whilst I was picking the bone clean of any meat (to avoid wasting the food). I was...