Halal Meat disappearing
|I have recently read that in England their will be no more Halal meat available(As the farmers are saying the animals suffer more if they are sacrificed) I wanted to know if this is true and how to feed my family Halal food if it is true|
Checked and authorised as correct by Hadhrat Maulana Mufti Abdullah Sahib on: 6 June 2003
Assalamooalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
We would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us all to serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. Hereunder is the response to your query subject to disclaimer:
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We present the following excerpt from the Muslim News: "President of the Halal Food Authority, Masood Khwaja, was at the meeting with the Council and said that the proposals were not relevant as under current legislation there was an exemption for halal meat. The proposals must first go to Defra, which would then consult on the proposals before any decision was made. Speaking to The Muslim News, Khwaja insisted that, “Religion is non-negotiable,” but said, “We are not at log-ahead with the Council. We put our view forward and await for the Report next month. If we can immobilise the animal provided it is not dead and all the blood flows out of the body and provided it doesn’t conflict with Islam then we would look at it.” He added, “Ironically the Report will be submitted to the same Minister who worked with the Muslim community to get a religious exemption of the law.”
Insha-Allah ta'ala, there will be nothing to worry about as this preposterous proposal will never get out to see the light of day. What can we do to facilitate the process? Make fervent du'aa to Allah for this foolish proposal to fail miserably, give sadaqah and employ any Shaariaah compliant method of protesting e.g. writing to your MP.
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