Consuming Meat Slaughtered without Mentioning Bismillah
  • Question:

    Is it permissible to eat meat like chicken that was slaughtered without mentioning Bismillah?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    It is mandatory to articulate the name of Allah at the time of animal slaughter, for halal consumption.

    There are prophetic supplications that are recommended, which can be recited, in addition to the mandatory requirement of taking the name of Allah. You may access these additional recommended supplications from reliable dua books.

    “Eat of that [meat] upon which Allah’s name has been taken, if you are believers in His verses.” - Qur’an 6: 118

    “Do not eat of that [meat] upon which Allah’s name has not been taken, for indeed, it is a grave sin.” – Qur’an 6:121”

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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