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Why do Muslims eat so much meat?

The addiction to meat can be like the addiction of alcohol Muslims seem to eat an inexplicably high amount of the meat sold here in the UK, so in this Khutba we look at what the Holy Quran has to say about the type of diet people should eat, to be healthy, and also look at how the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the people at the time ate.

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The Halal Controversy

Another day and another national scandal as the print media go crazy over the fact that we are all apparently secretly being fed halal meat. But what is the truth? Are these reports accurate or is this just more Islamophobia, hidden under the facade of consumer choice, from our national media? We look at the various accusations made in the [...]

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Is New Zealand meat sold in the UK actually halal?

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc is responsible for the promotion of beef and lamb within New Zealand and is jointly funded by farmers, New Zealand retailers and New Zealand processors. They say that; Although a significant proportion of sheep and beef is slaughtered according to halal requirements, only a much smaller percentage is actually halal-certified [...]

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The Halal meat fallacy

The whole point of halal meat not being stunned before it is slaughtered is that the animal is supposed to be healthy and well before it is killed. The point about slitting its throat with a sharp blade is that we take personal responsibility for what we are doing. I take it that the point about the animal not being killed in the presence [...]

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Animal welfare & Halal meat

Today’s ‘The Sun’ headline screamed “Halal secret of Pizza Express”, in an effort we can only assume to anger their core readership into hating anything to do with Islam more than they already do. And this after social media went crazy about the news that some Subway restaurants in the UK were selling halal meat [...]

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Dutch call for ban on religious slaughter

In the Netherlands, an animal rights party and the far-right Freedom Party are pushing for a ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods which critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals. The parties say religious slaughter should only be allowed on the proviso that Jewish and Muslim groups can prove the process is humane. Al Jazeera’s [...]

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Eating less meat is more Islamic

For most of the billion-plus Muslims who sit down each evening to break their Ramadan fast, meat will be on the menu. Lots of it. But how Islamic is eating meat? Not very, according to Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, who argues that historically Muslims ate so little meat they were almost vegetarian. “Meat is not a necessity in sharia, and in the [...]

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