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Is it allowed to eat the meat of fetus if it is found dead in the belly of its slaughtered mother?


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Tafseer ibn-kathir [surah: Al-Maaida :: chapter: Explaining the Lawful and the Unlawful Beasts]
There is a Hadith to the same effect collected in the Sunan of Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah and narrated by Abu Sa`id who said, "We asked, `O Messenger of Allah! When we slaughter a camel, cow or sheep, we sometimes find a fetus in its belly, should we discard it or eat its meat' He said, (Eat it if you want, because its slaughter was fulfilled when its mother was slaughtered.)'' At-Tirmidhi said, "This Hadith is Hasan.''

Abu Dawud recorded that Jabir bin `Abdullah said that the Messenger of Allah said, (Proper slaughter of the fetus is fulfilled with the slaughter of its mother.) Only Abu Dawud collected this narration. And Allah alone knows the best.

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