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Question text

In Surah 5 (Maedeh), Ayah 5 says: you are allowed to eat the foods that are provided by Ahl-Ketyab, which implies that their meat also is halal, and it does not need to be zabihag by a Muslim. What is your justification about this ayah?


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Answer

There are two opinions on this. One says that the food referred to in this verse doesn't include meat. The other opinion says that if Ahl-Ketab are practicing their own religion, then it is OK to eat their food (including meat) if we mention the name of God before eating it. Based on this opinion, Kosher would be permissible.


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Ref: www.islamichouseofwisdom.com


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