Monthly Archives: April 2006

Halal Meat

Bismillah wallahu Akbar

Here are a few brief points regarding the issue of halal meat. These are just random thoughts and issues in response to a few questions related to this topic and are not in any particular order.

1) Islam is built on ease. This is something that Allah likes – he does not like hardship. Allah says:
“Allah likes (yureed) for you ease and does not like (laa yureed) hardship for you”
It is also the sunnah of the Prophet sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who, as stated in the hadith, “was not given the choice between two matters except that he took the easiest of the two as long as it was not a sin.”

2) This is a very emotional issue – the issue of halal meat as well as the issue of the meat from the British people (ahl al kitab?). Continue reading