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Supermarket meat of America?

I know that in Islam we can eat meat from people of the book but you cant really trust supermarket meat of America since the slaughter houses here abuse their animals and dont follow Islamic guidelines.The problem is my family thinks its okay and my mom forces me to cook it. I dont want t cook non halal meat but my mom will beat me and hurt me if I dont cook it. I tried to explain it to her but she wont understand. I dont want to disobey Allah, what shall I do.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Allah says in the glorious quran: Made lawful to you this day are At-Tayyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) foods, which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. Quran [5:5]

All the meat slaughtered by mushriks(other than jews and christians) is haram.

I know that in Islam we can eat meat from people of the book

Indeed that is true, it is lawful for a believer to eat meat from the animal slaughtered by a jew or a Christian, but before that certain things need to determined in connection to jews and christians.

  1. Is the animal halal?
  2. Was the animal alive before slaughtering?
  3. Was the slaughterer a Jew or a Christian?
  4. Was only Allah name pronounced or in case of jews and chirstians either allahs name or no one’s name was pronounced.
  5. Did the blood of the animal ooze out naturally. (it is important that the veins must be cut to allow the blood to ooze out of the body)
If the answer to the above questions is in ‘yes’ then the meat is halal for the believer. If the answer to any of the above questions in ‘no’ then the meat is haram for the believer.

you cant really trust supermarket meat of America since the slaughter houses here abuse their animals and dont follow Islamic guidelines.

If the supermarket meat is produced by jews or christens, and it is known from them that they kill the animal by electric shock, strangling, bullit or striking it on the head, then that meat is haram for believers to consume.

If one knows from them that the animal is not killed by electric shock, strangling, bullit or striking it on the head, then this meat is halal for believers to consume.

But if we do not know, if the animal was slaughtered properly or not, then in this case it would be permissible to consume the meat.

The problem is my family thinks its okay and my mom forces me to cook it. I dont want t cook non halal meat but my mom will beat me and hurt me if I dont cook it. I tried to explain it to her but she wont understand. I dont want to disobey Allah, what shall I do.

Dear brother, if it becomes evident that they have not slaughtered the animal properly, then it would not be permissible for believers to consume it. Otherwise it is permissible to eat the meat of animal slaughtered by ‘people of book’. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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