impermissible.” (Jawaahirul Fiqh vol.2 pg.411; from Tafseer Mazhari), The Correct Understanding of the Hadith of Bukhari, Let us now turn to the hadith in Bukhari that is often by many people to justify the If Muslims in other parts of the world who have, Alhamdulillah, become a sizeable Takbeer is to be said during slaughter. In reference to Camels which are slaughtered by Nahr (a swift should entertain nothing but good thoughts unless concrete evidence is established to the no doubt that their methods do not fulfill requirements of Shar'ee slaughter. If you are constantly trying to find arguments against zabiha, then maybe you’re just not ready for it. the fact that they mention only the name of Allah Ta'ala upon their animals of slaughter. name of Allah upon his slaughter. 1.2k. Once while dining at a person’s house in the US, the host pointed out to a guest from the UK that a particular dish on the table was zabiha and that another was halal. consumed and he should be regarded as having performed tasmiyah upon its slaughter Zabiha is the Arabic term for the Islamic method of slaughter, derived from the Quran and Sunnah. Posted by 5 days ago. These ayat (verses) have only one meaning and that is undisputed. progressed far ahead in eliminating this problem. share. easily understood. Nabi Reciting the takbeer, Allah o Akbar (God is the Greatest) while doing the above. The raising of the animal, what it is fed, and the conditions around the animal should be equally important. “This is what is understood by the context of the Hadith since the answer of Nabi established. These methods may cause injury or death to the animal, making it unfit for consumption as per their laws. It involves three main steps: Making a swift incision using a sharp knife to cut the jugular vein of the animal. The Prophet (pbuh) reply makes it clear that it is to be assumed that all Muslims perform the slaughter as prescribed by Allah, and it is not suitable to doubt that. Their abattoirs employ machine slaughtered for other than Allah as well as the (animal) expiring by strangulation, that, 'Some Bedouins bring to us meat, cheese and fat. If we are talking about methods of Zabiha, how is that affected by hormone fed animals? “The correct and accepted view according to us is the first one that the slaughter of slaughter wherever possible and do not hesitate to employ pagans and polytheists, e.g. I don’t want to sound judgmental or holistic. I have been researching this subject for quite a long time now. “Intentional Omission of the tasmiyah at the Time of Slaughter” to the their oaths and eat', i.e. does it make zabiha meaningless? Verily the Shayateen inspire their It is also possible that this hadith means that if the meat comes from someone whose slaughtered animal becomes lawful if he does in fact mention the name of Allah, then mentioning His name before eating makes the meat lawful if you do not know whether His name was mentioned at the time of slaughtering. Praise be to Allah. whether he (remembers to) recites it or not.” (Fathul Bari vol.9 pg.793; Qadeemi), Animals Slaughtered by Modern Day Jews and Christians, “The food of Ahlul Kitaab (People of the Book) is lawful for you as is your food 5. The animal must be conscious and the slaughter must be performed by hand with a sharp knife. "Halal Meat" as we know it these days, is a term used more often for commercial profits than religious observance. So just grabbing an animal from wherever you can and pronouncing Allahs (swt) name on it does not make it lawful only because of that. The USDA drains the blood from the slaughtered animals, fulfilling the sunnah. the Ahlul Kitaab with intentional omission of tasmiyah (taking the name of Allah) We are not given the option of choosing one command or the other. The (slaughter) will only be held incorrect when such evidence is Chinese, Koreans, etc. dictates of the Qur'an and Sunnah by ensuring that His name is taken upon slaughtering of It's only in recent vernacular that people differentiate the two. sustenance.” (Al-Hajj 22:34), “And consume not of that whereupon the name of Allah Ta'ala was omitted (at the For example, the Qur’an states to pronounce the name of Allah at the time of slaughter: (besides Allah). elucidated by Imam Malik (RA)'s narration (of the same Hadith) where the addition of, Whomsoever falls into these, falls into the problem would be eliminated with little difficulty. The animal is zabiha, but it’s not halal. There are some Hadith, although not very strong, that suggest Mohammad encouraged consuming meat at least once in a while. (Fathul Bari vol.9 pg.793; Qadeemi), Hafiz ibn Abdul-Barr (RA) has emphasized this point very clearly: “Similarly, the 1. For Allah is swift in taking account. Nobody can disprove this announcement. due to the unity of belief regarding slaughter between Muslims and the Jews and Christians it as insignificant) is unlawful (haram). Eat what they catch for you, but pronounce the name of Allah over it, and fear Allah. Shaytaan is ever prepared to bring about division as this will inevitably lead to the Muslims should remember that the cost and convenience of supermarket meat usually does not outweigh the health and spiritual benefits of Zabiha meat. This method of slaughtering lawful animals has several conditions to be fulfilled. Did Muslims eat meat from people of the book back then? Allah Ta'ala has warned us of They can’t be ignored or overlooked. It is important to perform the slaughter with respect and compassion. consumable. Returning to the popular terminology we introduced in the beginning, any meat that can be considered truly halal—that is, lawful for a Muslim to consume—is not just that it be cow meat or chicken meat or something other than pork, but that the meat be what is now in the US dubbed zabiha, which means, albeit inaccurately, that all the requirements of Islamic slaughter be fulfilled. If the animal is killed by strangling or electric shock or drowning in water, its meat is not permissible. Importance of Muslim Unity with Regards to Halal Meat. “So take the name of Allah upon them (at the time of slaughter) while they stand in AA, less of Christianity than the Banu Taghlib. We know not whether the name of Allah Ta'ala has been taken In Zabiha, several animals like the camel, locusts and various sea creatures are considered bad, and are prohibited by the Islamic law. noble Sahaba of Rasulullah of the heinous crime of However, there are still the above mentioned verses that say it is necessary to pronounce Allah’s name. into trespass. The slaughterer's intention is voiced by his saying bismillah, but the forgetting of saying bismillah does … The Correct Understanding of the Hadith of Bukhari. No one takes your plate and pronounces another god’s name over it. Regarding the word, “Ta'aam” (food), ibn Abbaas, Ibn Umamah, Mujaahid and and mix with one another due to suspicion in regards to halal and haram, the name of Allah Ta'ala upon (the slaughter of) the animals granted to them as keen intelligence and discernment knows full well that once the Muslims cannot interact Issue 2592: * If an animal whose meat is halal to eat, is slaughtered in the manner which will be described later, irrespective of whether it is domesticated or not, its meat becomes halal and its body becomes Clean (tahir/pak) after it has died. It’s all about the moment that the words of the Quran just touch your heart and you make a life-changing decision. They do not hesitate to consume meat The hadith is as follows: “It has been narrated from Aisha, Radi-Allahu anha, that some persons said to Nabi 'People bring to us meat. So, the references to zabiha in the Quran are: Surah An Am, The Cattle (6:118) “So eat of (meats) on which Allah’s name hath been pronounced, if ye have faith in His signs.”. True that we have hard time staying on the subject. Meat is not in the same category as other food items. irrespective of color and race, since the commands of Allah Ta'ala are universal. should not entertain unfounded doubts about a Muslim that he would neglect to mention the The only piece of advice I would give someone is this: Be informed. As far as I understood the Hadith was clear that anything that doesn't have Allah's name, its … It is zabiha to butcher, murder, or penance a creature by cutting his throat, as per the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. effect due to it being contrary to consensus of opinion.” (Ibid pg.390; Hidaaya). illness or pain, falling (from a height), by a wound (sustained through fighting) and by Here is the pattern I see prevalent in all articles, over and over again; either ullema, or ordinary people like us, interjecting their views and feelings, which most of the time have nothing to do with the ayaat or suras. Your Rabb (Lord) does not forget. (wholesomely in the Sunnah manner) by saying Bismillah before partaking thereof.” Allah Ta'ala has not made it obligatory upon any Muslim to be aware of tasmiyah Muslims just need to say Takbeer, (God is the Greatest) before eating the meat. (even when one is not certain about this fact) because with regards to a Muslim, one 58 comments. So, the references to zabiha in the Quran are: “So eat of (meats) on which Allah’s name hath been pronounced, if ye have faith in His signs.”, “Eat not of (meats) on which Allah’s name hath not been pronounced: That would be impiety. of the country. Halal (/ h ə ˈ l ɑː l /; Arabic: حلال ‎, ḥalāl; also spelled halaal) is an Arabic word that translates to "permissible or lawful" into English.. is good the entire body is good; when it is corrupt the whole body is corrupted. Returning to the popular terminology we introduced in the beginning, any meat that can be considered truly halal—that is, lawful for a Muslim to consume—is not just that it be cow meat or chicken meat or something other than pork, but that the meat be what is now in the US dubbed zabiha, which means, albeit inaccurately, that all the requirements of Islamic slaughter be fulfilled. Meat is the most strictly regulated of the food groups. Moreover, before beginning a meal (or any task) Muslims are supposed to say bismillah (In the name of Allah, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful), not takbeer. regarded as correct (accompanied by tasmiyah) unless evidence is established to the If Allah gave us a book like Quran, there is no need for, “I think….”, and, “So and so, says….”, at the end of quoting ayaat and ahadith. ascertained with certainty or this is the condition prevailing among them. In light of all the halal meat scandal, I was wondering about all the Arab brothers and sisters that eat meat from anywhere in uk...what evidence do they refer to when they say all meat is permissible? But since Muslims can see that they are not following them in this day and age, they don’t need to go after them. to cause his mischief even to the extent of nourishment. Allah Ta'ala states in the noble Qur'an: From the above verses the following points are understood: Imam Bukhari has quoted this same verse in his magnum opus under the chapter, History, Culture & Art. confusion. First of all, after all the clear references to zabiha in the Quran, it is quite irrelevant to go into hadith regarding the issue, because any hadith that goes against the teachings of the Quran may be disregarded. To me the most disturbing aspect here, is that, despite there being clear quotes from the Quran, poeple try to inject their personal opinions into the equation. This is also clear from the command not to eat of that over which any other’s name has been pronounced. -Narrated Abu Thalaba: Allah's Messenger forbade the eating of the meat of beasts having fangs (Bukhari).-Narrated Ibn Umar: The Prophet cursed the one who did Muthla to an animal (i.e. using it as proof to legalize omission of tasmiyah by inventing baseless The Zabiha is the Islamic method of slaughter prescribed by Allah. “this was in the beginning of Islam.” (Fathul Bari vol.9 pg.792; Qadeemi) is “It has been narrated from Aisha that some persons said to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ‘People bring to us meat. The Quran and guidance from the Prophet Muhammad, as recorded in the hadith, a record of Muhammad's traditions and sayings, give many examples and directives about how Muslims should treat animals. ... Then we wash the meat carefully before eating. prohibition (of the Sahaba) from consuming the slaughter of the Christian Arabs can be “With regards to a Kitaabi, when he omits tasmiyah (the name of Allah) upon Nevertheless, the resource is here, if you ever need it! To combat SubhanAllah, beautiful hadith. (permissible) for this Ummah. name, “atheistic” in their beliefs and actions. Different versions of this hadith are quoted to make the case that it is alright to eat non zabiha. Bukhari. Taghlib)' becomes clear. are His prohibitions. This is done at the time of slaughter. Making a swift incision using a sharp knife to cut the jugular vein of the animal. the following words: “Imam Bukhari (RA) wishes to point out by citing this verse the reproach against But I believe that as stated in the verses quoted above, Allah’s name must be pronounced during the slaughter. 2. Read moreabout The continuing saga of tainted meat Halal and haram food in the Quran and Hadith “And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been mentioned, for lo! permissible for consumption as is the ruling of all the four Madhaahib based on the Hadith Who are we to make these judgements then? The reason for permissibility has been explained clearly by Allaamah ibn Katheer that Bismillah and eat it.' When this unity of belief came into doubt, many great Sahaba, Radi-Allahu anhum, had claim that tasmiyah is not required. It is as though they (questioners) were But God has given Muslims permission to eat non-vegan food (meat, dairy … Are the MapleLodge Zabiha halal meat products that generally appear in green packages halal? Find out for yourself. We can deduce from this verse that God gave the same rules to all three nations. import.” (Fathul Bari vol.9 pg.778; Qadeemi), The Jurists (Fuqahaa) have unanimously agreed that consumption of an animal slaughtered Today we have genetically modified animals, fed hormones, fed genetically modified foods that are sprayed with synthetic fertilizers and synthetic chemicals. know of the tasmiyah (at the time of slaughter).” Ibn Abdul Barr (RA) has How Christians and Jews follow their religion, was never mentioned. Very simply, I eat zabiha, but the purpose of this blog is not to convince anyone to follow the same course. slaughtered by even Pagans and Mushriks (polytheists) and atheists. This is further others, Radi-Allahu anhum, say that it refers to slaughtered animals. As it can be observed, this is a complicated issue, but it is also a very serious one. By this, the We are required to be thankful to Him by following the The debate in fiqh is what constitutes the requirements for slaughter to be considered zabiha, not if non-zabiha meat is halal. They have held to even Those who call their meat Halal, are in some way insinuating that any other meat is not Halal, or specifically the meat in the general grocery stores is not Halal. if it is their normal habit to slaughter without tasmiyah, their slaughter is not It is a well known fact that the Jews were given detailed dietary laws, including rules of slaughter, and they are followed to this day. What is called non-zabiha meat is according to the majority of Muslims haram and according to some (including me) not haram. partners to Allah).” (Al-An'am 6:121). and Hadith). Literally, zabiha (more accurately written, dhabiha) means “slaughtered animal.” It simply means that the slaughterers were new Muslims, and the people who came to the Prophet (pbuh) were concerned that they might not be performing the slaughter as required. Following are a few arguments against eating zabiha, and why I don’t agree with them. take their word for it that they have taken tasmiyah Muslims can eat what Jews and Christians eat. And also that which is pure and good. A similar ruling has been issued regarding the non-Arab Christians that It is a well-known fact that the majority of present day Christians and Jews no longer Concerning the present day Christians there is no doubt that their methods do By Mufti Ebrahim Desai hide. Concerning the present day Christians there is machine slaughter, etc. While zabiha is plenty available, should one go for meat from people of the book? It is only afterwards that you think about all the arguments, and they only reinforce a belief that you’re already convinced of. not fulfill requirements of Shar'ee slaughter, but they usually cause the death of their And Allah knows best. falling to a predator and (about to be consumed), excepting those (animals) upon which you Almighty Allah Ta'ala in His infinite Mercy has made certain animals halal contrary.” (Fathul Bari vol.9 pg.793; Qadeemi), This import is borne out by other narrations of this same Hadith as follows: “The by a Muslim with intentional omission of tasmiyah or out of Istikhfaaf (regarding Having said that, however, this hadith is misquoted as an argument against zabiha. of Nabi . It’s a matter of embracing each saying and following all the specifications and not disregarding the inconvenient ones. "Chicken Tikka" by Umair Mohsin from Karachi, Pakistan - Chicken Tikka. Do not follow one or the other because someone said so. Tasmiyah is the most important of them. The bewildered guest had never heard of the term zabiha used in this context. It is the heart.” (Arba'een Nawawiy), “For every nation We have specified a rite (for slaughtering) so that they may take Shaytaan's inroads in this regard as has been explained already. Even non-Muslims are increasingly buying zabiha meat. Posted: 18 Safar 1422, 12 May 2001. Zabiha meat is legal, and it is the best alternative of all. replied, 'Check that which is prohibited by Allah and abstain therefrom. not hesitated to rule prohibition. It is mentioned in hadith narrations that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم did sacrifice a cow on behalf of his wives, and apparently he ate from that meat as well.” We need to follow hundreds of other God’s commands to become good Muslims. There are special requirements for the meat to be The Prophet (s.a.s.) Halal is a kind and merciful way of slaughtering animals. pg.460 - from Tafseer Mazhari). After exsanguination, putting the animal in a position to allow all the blood to drain from the animal that is practically possible. It simply means what it says. his slaughter and takes some other name, his slaughter is not consumable. Due to Welcome to my zabiha world! anhum.” (Jawaahirul Fiqh vol.2 pg.407; Darul Uloom - from Bahrul Muheet), Regarding the Christian tribe of Banu Taghlib, Sayyidna Ali, Radi-Allahu anhu, ruled Radi-Allahu anhu, 'Do not consume the slaughter of the Christians of Banu Taghlib since ‘Aqeeqah was known among the Arabs during the Jaahiliyyah. same import as explained by Hafiz ibn Hajar, the renowned commentator of Sahih Bukhari in interpretations of the verse and understanding it in a manner contrary to clear told, 'That is not your concern, rather what should concern you is to consume it While Muslims are divided as to the use of these methods, I concur with the Jews. friends to cause division with you. to carry our slaughter. One Islam – Many Muslims Though Islam is a single religion, it is important to recognise that Muslim people are not a single homogenous group. This would include any type of food obtained unlawfully, not just meat. To believe that these people were non-Muslims is in fact tantamount to accusing the Halal and Zabiha. But most Christians today do not follow these laws. also hold the belief of the prohibition of slaughter save in Allah's name and also due to it is abomination. In Islam, cruelty toward an animal is considered a sin. I pray Allah (swt) will make it for us, ease after difficulty. I think that we are all trying to do the best we can. Take note! upon slaughter carried out by others of which they are unaware, there is no obligation In whatever Allah Imam Shaaf'ee (RA) has also concurred ruling of Abu Darda, Ubadah bin Saamit and large faction of the Sahaba, Radi-Allahu It should be noted significantly that the above discussion of impermissibility is with Reciting the takbeer, Allah o Akbar (God is the Greatest) while doing the above. And subsequest questions. Another talk should be about the ‘Meat from AhlulKitaab’. of slaughter) is not subject to Ijtihaad (independent deduction of a ruling from Qur'an There should be one talk about ‘What defines a Halal Animal’ and this should cover hormone-fed ect animal. Hadith (Sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him). they have not held to any more of Christianity than their drinking of wine. This is also made very clear from the following verse: “The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful. (upon its slaughter) or not? ... Quran & Hadith. Allah.” (Al-Maidah 5:3). View Entire Discussion (10 Comments) More posts from the islam community. The other verses are also God’s command. this solidarity, the Muslims of South Africa, although a minority (around 3 - 4 %) have The meat that we eat slaughtered the Islamic way is much more fresh, hygienic and pure. Ta'ala has not discussed, he has given you a concession. contrary.” (Ibid pg.794). “Hafiz ibn Jawzi (RA) has narrated with his Sanad (chain of narrators) from Ali, —Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim [AMNA Note: Conflicts preceding hadith.] A brief outline of the zabiha method is as follows: Zabiha slaughter is believed to cause the least amount of pain to animals. If any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good). prohibited the meat of domesticated donkey and he permitted the (eating of) horse meat on the day of Khaibar. To conclude this, let us ponder upon the following words of Nabi : Zabiha Bites is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. omission of tasmiyah upon slaughter or that they slaughtered in some other name We know not the condition of their Allah also says, “To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food).”. He states that they should just say bismillah and consume the meat. There is therefore more flexibility there as the ruling itself is a matter of interpretation. I believe that for us to eat what has been made lawful to Christians, Christians first have to follow the dietary laws that God laid down. hence, their slaughter is Quran & Hadith: Zabiha (ذبيحة) ... For the Hanafis, the action is what is sanctified, not the animal (meat) to be slaughtered, citing the hadith below. What a Muslim Vegetarian Looks Like Islam does not compel its followers to eat meat. “Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been invoked the name of other than Allah, that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death, that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal, unless you are able to slaughter it (before the animal dying due to the above causes).” (Qur’an, Surah … (Jawaahirul Fiqh vol.2 pg.388; Darul Uloom from Kitaabul Umm and Tafseer consuming meat slaughtered by polytheists which is expressly forbidden in the Qur'an: “Forbidden to you is carrion… and that slaughtered for other than Beware! In Mustadrak Safinat al-Bihar, the focus of this narration is specified as food obtained via forbidden means, such as theft or usury, rather than things such as pork or non-zabiha meat, although that would be included in it. '” (Ibid Islam, (i.e. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time, when ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues. Muslims have been clearly instructed in this regard and do not need to go after one or the other in what to eat. The takbeer is specifically said at the time of slaughter, and not bismillah, because the slaughter is not an act of mercy. If not, is it permissible to pray behind someone who eats these items? ‘Aqeeqah refers to the sacrifice that is offered on behalf of the newborn on the seventh day after birth. They ask thee what is lawful to them (as food). Also, when we tend to complicate things; if aya says, the food/meat from, ‘the people of the books’, is allowed for consumption, then that is just that. If this hadith was about the consumption of halal food and the effects of supplications, then this hadith would be in the book of supplications or the book of dietary requirements. “A believer always slaughters upon the name of Allah, This is the (Ibid), “Some of the Sahaba, Radi-Allahu anhum, asked Rasulullah There's no Islamic basis for a distinction. This verse is quoted to make the argument that since Christians eat everything, that makes it lawful for Muslims to eat everything too. “The lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear. But camels, fish and locust become halal without their heads being slaughtered, as will be explained later. Shaytaan, possessed of a We know not whether the name of Allah has been taken (upon its slaughter) or not?’  The Prophet (pbuh) replied, ‘You people say Bismillah and eat it.’ Aisha says, ‘The people referred to (in this Hadith) were new Muslims.’” (Bukhari vol.2 pg.828; Deoband)”. Meat slaughtered by one of the people of the Book (a Jew or a Christian) is permissible subject to two conditions: 1 – That the meat be slaughtered as a Muslim does it, but cutting the throat and oesophagus and letting the blood flow. In the body there is a piece of flesh such that when it report. In his untiring efforts, he has overlooked no sphere of life This matter Ulama of the time had based their rulings on this very same reasoning. A Muslim can be a great believer and remain a pure vegetarian. After exsanguination, putting the animal in a position to allow all the blood to drain from the animal that is practically possible. 905. they are Muslims but of what caliber, we are unaware).' wording that he said, “Accept their word that they have effected (Shar'ee) fabricate a lie against him.” (Al-An'am 6:138), “Forbidden to you are Maytah (carrion), flowing blood, the flesh of swine and that There is no questioning the way that zabiha meat is halal. this will bring about the much awaited split in the global community of Islam. Again, by definition, if the meat (non-seafood obviously) is not zabiha, it is not halal. cut its limbs or some other part of its body while it is still alive (Bukhari). the animal. Probably the easiest method to follow would be to ask a reliable scholar in the area to provide some guidance in this regard, and inform you of someone they trust. The actual meaning of this Hadith, as understood by similar narrations is that one A few of the companions told Mohammad, that some butchers in the market (of the Islamic city) do not do Zabiha slaughter. concluded, “In this Hadith, it is understood that the slaughter of a Muslim should be The evidence for this is the authentic hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). slaughter of the Bedouin Muslims will be permissible (for consumption) since they usually upon slaughter (and partake without doubts).” (Ibid pg.793), Imam Tabrani has recorded the narration of Abu Sa'eed though with a difference in Most of them are just Christians and Jews by In the end, a million arguments cannot convince you to eat zabiha. Fish is halal in Islam without Zabiha (Islamic slaughter) because Allah says so. The purpose of this information is to assist non-Muslims to come to a better understanding of the term ‘Halal’ and its importance to Muslims. This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. “…and such animals upon which they mention not the name of Allah only to found. All carginogenic hormones injected into animals – even if slaughtered by the zabiha method, make the animal haram. If you obey them, you are indeed Mushriks (ascribing than Zabah (Shar'ee slaughter) of which, The Zabiha (animal slaughtered) by a Kafir (non-believer) or Mushrik (polytheist) is, The verse number 121 of Al-An'am explains consumption of meat not slaughtered with. Surah An Am, The Cattle (6:121) “Eat not of (meats) on which Allah’s name hath not been pronounced: That would be … It is also argued that because the USDA does not pronounce any god’s name during the slaughter and all the blood is drained from the animals, a crucial requirement for zabiha, therefore USDA slaughtered meat is permissible for Muslim consumption. 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