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offer halaal meat in light of a few points.  An in-depth study can be done by  reading Al-Dhabh; Slaying Animals the Islamic Way by Ghuylam Mustafa Khan. #1 News specials have been done concerning that fact that some grocers add 5% pork to their ground beef mixtures regardless of what the meat packing says. #2 Islamicly we are not allowed to eat dead meat.  Some Muslims have visited slaughterhouses in which they witnessed  dead meat   (meat  which was shot , and died before cutting the throat of the animal in the Islamic manner) being prepared for sale. The USDA allows animals which are to be sold to the public to be shot, given a violent blow to the head, or electrocuted and left for dead before the animals throat is cut. #3 The Interpretation of the Meanings of The Noble Qur'an   of At-Tabari, Al-Qurtubi and Ibn Kathir says (Surah Al-An'am :121" Eat not (O Believers of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animals), for  it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah).  And certainly the devils do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making Al-Maytat (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikun (polytheists): [because they (devils and their friends )make lawful to you to eat what Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obey them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worship them, and to worship other besides Allah is polytheism]." Although the Quran states that we may eat meat from the People of the Book, today's Christians are not slaughtering as a religious practice any longer  therefore it is void of its religious requirements. Asking any Western slaughterhouse worker or management  if there is any religious mandates practiced while slaughtering the meat, you will not get an answer in the affirmative. The people of the book don't do or say anything religious while slaughtering the animal, that we know. And lastly, contrary to popular belief, it is not sufficient to just say Bismillah before eating the meat.  Saying this does not make the meat halaal no more than saying it over pork would make pork halaal. Do your own investigation, by talking with the people of knowledge to come to the conclusion that clears you of wrong doing, as the points stated above are not always the case everywhere. Naturally there are scholars who hold the opinion that the meat in America is halaal, And Allah knows best in these matters.

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