Enquiring from the host whether the meat is halaal

Q: We exercise caution regarding meat sold at butcheries. When invited to a dawat, would it be permissible to enquire from the host if the meat is hand-slaughtered and unstunned, or should we read Bismillah and entertain a good opinion of the host?

A: If you know that the host is cautious in these matters then you do not need to ask him. And if you are not clear then find out. Saying bismillah does not make any haraam into halaal.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)