Monday, September 12, 2005

Eating meat in England from the supermarkets

Question: Is it halal to eat the meat in England from the supermarkets?

Answer: No, one may not eat meat from the supermarket in England, because they do not slaughter properly, even though they are "People of the book". Moreover, most people in England are probably agnostics or atheists, not "People of the Book" anymore.

One must find trustworthy Muslims that sell meat that one feels confident and believes has been slaughtered properly by Muslims (or by real people of the book - but this is unlikely). One should not take this issue easily, eating meat one doubts has been slaughtered islamically is a very big sin.
...and Allah knows best.