Eating chickens slaughtered by Christians

Q: If there is a Muslim student in a Christian country and there is no Muslim community, can he eat the chickens slaughtered by a Christian or not?

A: No. In this day and time, it would appear that there is hardly any Christian who can be called a Christian, because they do not believe in their books and they reject the hereafter. There is hardly any difference between these people and atheists. So how can such people be called Christians and how can their slaughterings be permissible. Most of them call themselves Christians just so that they may not be ostracised by their friends and families, not because of their conformity with Christian beliefs.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)