BRIEF FOR THE IMAMS OF THE MOSQUES/UK TO READ AT COMING
In the Name of ALLAH,the most Compassionate the most Merciful
"O YOU PEOPLE ! EAT OF WHAT IS HALAL(lawful)
AND TAYYIB(pure/natural) ON THE EARTH,AND DO NOT
FOLLOW SATAN's FOOTSTEPS,VERILY HE IS TO YOU AN OPEN ENEMY
(Surah 2(Al baqarah),verse 168)
*Islam is a whole way of life and we have all Islamic
details on foods:Halal meat and Halal foods,Haram foods
and drinks,how to eat and when to eat etc......?
*For genuine Halal meat/poultry: Our teacher and model,Sayyidna
Muhammad(peace be upon him) has told us and has shown
us :how to do Dhabh/Zabh(animal slaughter) and he warned
us in a Hadith in case one deviate from his humane Prophetic
method,as in the use today of many stunning/torture techniques(electric
shock for sheeps,electric water bath for poultry and Captive
bolt pistol for cows) which are adopted widely by the
non Muslims in the UK/Europe and unfortunately by most
Muslim/non Muslim companies who supply most so called
Halal meat/poultry to most Halal shops and Muslim restaurants?
Although the law in Britain allows Muslims(& Jews)
to slaughter their animals according to their religion/Prophetic
method and without the use of any stunning technique.?
New Medical scientific knowledge onthe
effects of stunning on the animal have shown many HARAM
OUTCOMES, apart from inflicting pain and cruelty on the
animals die from stunning like the poultry(33%)....this
is MITAH and is Haram to eat even when the throat was
is less bleeding out after stunning and some blood stays
inside the meat itself.
is harmful to health and Haram to consume.
the cow has been found to spread Mad cow disease(BSE)
Official Muslim view in the UK:
Halal meat/poultry is only in the Prophetic method of
Dhabh and without the use of any stunning before Dhabh
or mechanical slaughter.
ALL MUSLIM BELIEVERS SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT THE MEAT/ CHICKEN
THEY ARE EATING ARE NOT COMING FROM STUNNED ANIMALS, AND
THAT THEY ARE GENUINE HALAL MEAT SLAUGHTERED ACCORDING
TO THE PROPHETIC METHOD OF DHABH(direct method with Tasmiah
on each animal),ESPECIALLY IN THIS HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN.
IT IS A DUTY ON EVERY ONE OF US to make sure of Halal!
Unfortunately it was found in many reports/studies that
in about 90% of the meat/poultry in halal shops and restaurants,the
animals were stunned before:NOT GENUINE HALAL AND MANY
MIGHT CONTAIN MUHARRAMAT!
Another order in the Qur'an is to eat also only: TAYYIB
MEAT/FOODS AND DRINKS.
Unfortunately , most of the meat/poultry we eat today
is not Tayyib?
The animal body, in most cases, is full of: antibiotics,hormones,harmful
chemicals from vaccines, fed:GM diet , unnatural diet
or animal protein?
Also most FOODS today is not Tayyib!
As it is not natural or wholesome , is full of chemicals
and additives,processed and is considered as junk foods
and is very unhealthy!
*For Halal foods and drinks:
We are aware today of many HARAM ingredients in many foods
and drinks on the market (bread,biscuit,icecream etc...)
Gelatin or fat from pork,alcohol etc...
Besides,many foods items contain many HARAM ADDITIVES/E
NUMBERS(Emulsifiers,colouring...) like:E 120,E 140,E 471,E
Every Muslim believer should CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK AND
READ THE INGREDIENTS WRITTEN ON EVERY FOOD/DRINK ITEM
IN THE SUPERMARKET BEFORE BUYING IT!
Vegeterian food(without any animal protein), can be eaten
but only after making sure that they contain no alcohol
and does not contain any Haram harmful additives or GM
Finally,let us all remember these worrying facts in case
any one eat any haram meat or food or drink:
*Du'as will not be accepted
*Ibadat/Salat will not be accepted for 40 days
*The Muslim will not enter Jannah/Heaven .
We have to remember here the parent's big responsibility
in avoiding the feeding of their young developping children
any Haram food item,especially, as their bodies and organs
are developping from the foods they eat?
Written by: Dr A Majid Katme(MBBCH,DPM)
Member of the Halal Food Committee in The Muslim Council
Spokesman: Islamic Medical Association/Uk on Halal meat
TV and Radio broadcaster
Tel: 07944 240 622
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