Essential Fiqh Class – Sunday August 15, 2021
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I hope that everyone is doing well in sha Allah to Allah is Sunday, August 15 2021. And we're going through our essential fifth class, we're continuing the chapter on foods. We looked at the types of foods or animals that are not permissible.
The animals that are not permissible to eat. That's what we looked at last week. And we also learned that no food is forbidden except for what a less heavy diet is forbidden for us to eat. Either from what is mentioned in the Quran, or in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Like I mentioned last week, I'm not going to be talking specifically about like biryanis and stuff like that. But I'm pretty sure as we go along, especially from today, you're going to start to have a little more questions and maybe some curiosity as to the Islamic rulings of certain aspects of food and drink. And you know what's halal and haram within the deen. Today in sha Allah, in fact, what we left off with discussing last week was the prohibition of consuming donkeys. And then also the prohibition of consuming thing, beasts of prey and birds with talents. We also looked at how it's not permissible to consume carrion, which is, you know, the, an animal or a part of an animal
that was severed from the animal
or the actual animal itself that has died. So basically, it is the decaying flesh of an animal
or a part of an animal.
Today, we start with looking at the prohibition of consuming a gela. Okay, gela What is gelada? joella is an animal
that eats from impure things. So the majority of what the animal consumes is food that is impure, that doesn't mean that the animal consumes only impure foods. But it could mean that the majority of what that animal consumes is not pure, okay?
It's forbidden within Islam to eat these animals. And it doesn't matter if the animal is an animal that is permissible to eat or not. If the animal is from the animals that are permitted to eat, for example, you know, a sheep or a goat or a cow or a camel and it is eating from what is impure, then it is not permissible. So for example, if you see, you know, a sheep going over to animal waste, right, like the feces of another animal and starts to eat that, then that is impure. Okay, so that's what's implied here and what we are discussing, so it's forbidden to eat those animals it's forbidden to drink their milk and also it can be forbidden to ride them as animals to right okay.
How do we know this? Well, even armadyl the Allahumma narrated that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade the meat and milk of lgl Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade the meat to eat the meat or to drink the milk of an animal that consumes impure foods, okay, the majority of what they eat is impure.
He also said some along with it, he was sanlam. Sorry, he also said Who is he? Even though I'm not a viola granuloma, he also said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade lg alella camels, including writing them or drinking their milk. So he forbade them to be eaten, forbade for us to ride them and forbade us from drinking their milk. Okay, so that's with regards to an animal. Now, this is rare. It's extremely rare.
But it does happen. So if someone says, Well, I was at the farm and I noticed that the animal was eating hay and from amongst the hay that it was eating, there was there was one piece of dropping from, you know, another animal, right, a small little piece of let's say, sheep droppings. Right? And
the animal was eating from the hay and then consumed this one piece. Well islamically we, we look at it and say, Well, you know, it's not the majority of what this animal is eating, this animal is not inclined towards going and eating, you know, the droppings of another animal, the animal is inclined towards eating hay. And that's what it's eating. The majority of what it eats is something that is good. If the majority of what it's eating is something that is impure and not permitted, then that's where the animal would be considered jalala, and not permitted for us to eat the flesh of it the meat or to consume its milk. And as we see in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
narrated by even armado, the Allahumma that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for bead, jalala camels, including writing them or drinking their meat. So when does a jalala animal become permissible?
Does it mean that an animal that eats impure foods is always in forever impure for us to consume, even though it's an animal that if we are to sacrifice in a halal permitted way becomes permissible for us? When does that animal become permitted for us to eat? So if such an animal is retained and kept for three days, okay, and it eats only pure foods, then it is permissible to slaughter it or sacrifice it and eat it. It is narrated by it was narrated by Eva naughty Allahumma that he used to
sorry, it was narrated, that's even earlier, the Allahumma used to restrain and keep jalala chickens for three days and he used to keep them within you know, a certain area and feed them pure good foods that is you know,
good for them to eat Of course.
So used to keep these Jelena chickens for three days, right? Okay. So that's where we get the three days from that abnormal the Allahumma he used to see those chickens that may eat something that isn't good. And he would keep them in a certain area feeding them only good, pure, you know foods grain or whatever it was that he was feeding them. Alright, we'll move on the permissibility of eating anything that is forbidden due to necessity. So can we eat something that is generally or typically how long? When are the times that we can eat it if we can eat it? Okay, so let's look at what Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah.
In surah, Al Baqarah, verse number 173,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, are all to be learning in a shape on Rajim for many of
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then there is no sin on him. Truly Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. In sought after many diverse number three of us from when we die that says,
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food or coffee, almost which addresses but as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin,
then one can eat these meats right that are mentioned above.
As in in the AR the previous, as first and second I refer to the animals that are not permitted to eat. So, we'll go back and mention that if but as for him who is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin,
then surely Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
allows us in a state of necessity to eat, what is how long for the purpose of survival. Now let's look at the commentary of Ibn cathedra anahola. There's a few things that he points out here. So first of all, this verse
means that if one is in need of partaking of any of those forbidden foods mentioned by Allah subhanaw taala due to an immediate necessity, than he is allowed to eat them, and Allah subhanaw taala of course is Forgiving and Merciful. So if a person is in danger,
You're in need of eating food. That is how long in order to survive. Don't say, Oh, you know, since lunch, I haven't eaten anything, so you just need some bacon right now.
Since lunch, you're not in a dire need, okay? You're not at a state where you absolutely needs to eat right now. Okay? So if it's, you know, an absolute necessity then Allah subhana wa COVID to Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
remember Allah Subhana Allah knows the condition of his worshiper, so Allah knows the state or condition that we are in and he knows if we are in a real difficult time, and we need help from Allah Subhana Allah through the food that is in front of us, that may be how long or you may be stranded somewhere and you find that it's a wild boar and you you know, catch it, you can consume it if it is a necessity and absolute necessity. So almost how do we to add it overlooks that, in Muslim, Imam Muhammad, and insomnia have been hit bad.
It's recorded on the authority of Evan armadyl, viola Angela that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Verily Allah loves that one resorts to his exemptions. Allah loves that one resorts to his exemptions, in the same way that he dislikes for one to resort to disobeying him. So Allah Subhana Allah loves that when we are in a state of need and necessity, regardless of what it is right? Regardless of what it is. If we are in a state of need of something, for example, someone is in a dire need to combine prayers for whatever reason, Allah Subhana Allah knows the condition of the person and if that person is fulfilling what Allah subhana wa Jalla wants according to the
Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu I do send them based on a exemption within the deen that is not the norm. Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that we take advantage of those except exceptions within the deen or exemptions. We could say within the deen because we are in a state of need. Okay.
So even Kathy Rahim Allah he continues, and he says this, the jurists say that eating carrion would, under some circumstances be obligatory, such as if the person fears for his life and finds no other food. So if a person fears that they would die of hunger and starvation, then at that point in time, it becomes permissible to eat what Allah Subhana Allah has made, how long for us to eat and consume, despite it being held on, because our life is more important to try to preserve then to say, Oh, no, Allah has not made this Hello for me, so I can't eat it. Even if I die, I'm not going to eat it. That's actually ignorance. That's ignorance, right and the lack of knowledge of the deen of Allah
subhanho wa Taala add.
It could also be recommended or permissible depending on the circumstances that a person is going through. The jurists differ over the question of whether the person is to eat only as little as meets his or her hunger, or if he or she is allowed to fill his stomach, or if he or she is allowed to fill his or her stomach and keep extra food with them as provisions. So the difference of opinion amongst the scholars is not that it's not permissible or is permissible? No, they all say that it is permissible. Some say that it could be recommended depending on the circumstance, and others say that it is an absolute must that you know you have to eat. And of course we have to at that point in
time when it comes to life and death.
But what the scholars do differ on is the amount that a person should eat? Should the person eat just enough to maintain their life? Or should the person eat until they are full? Like you know, you go to your favorite restaurant, and you know, they serve you free food, right? And it's all you can eat for free of your favorite food. And you know how we fill ourselves when we eat? Well, that's where the scholars differ Should we eat from what's impermissible in the condition that we are in which is dire right we may not survive. And all that is present is how long food or food that is forbidden for us to consume. The scholars say or the scholars differ on whether we are allowed to
eat just enough in order to nourish ourselves, or can we eat to our full to our fill? Or can we eat to our fill and keep some for our own provisions later on? Okay, that's where they differ. So no one differs on the fact that
We need to make sure that we,
you know, eat in order to stay alive.
There are different views on these questions as discussed in the books of fic.
It's not a precondition for eating carrion that one must go three days as some may think, some feel, Hey, you know what, if you haven't had food for three days, then you can eat what's hot on? No, it's not a precondition. If you fear for your life, despite the amount of days of course it has to actually be like, a significant amount of time, then that's where it becomes permitted.
Let's move on inshallah. Tada. All right, let's look at a new part of this chapter. Islamic manner of slaughtering animals or sacrificing animals. I will try to get through all of this and shot along to Adda before we end for salata. lotia if we have time, if we don't have time, then we'll continue next week in Sha Ma, okay. But it's nice if we try and just cram it all in together.
actually might be nice if we just space it out where we have some time for q&a afterwards.
And then, you know, give us some time for
covering the rest of it next weekend some questions as well. Just remember, those of you that may have some questions on the topic that we're discussing today, or you know, general questions, then feel free to type them in sometime soon and shot a lot of data Don't wait until we start asking because then that's usually when people forget their questions, or we have to sit there and just wait for questions to be typed in.
Alright, so the Islamic manner of slaughtering or sacrificing animals. The word of the cat, okay.
In the case of Allah Subhana Allah says Illa Mirza kaiten
linguistically speaking if we're to talk about this word, linguistically has the meaning of purifying something or making something good. Okay, purifying something and making something good. Thus if one was to say there is a Vicki Yeah, smell is the key. Yeah, smell. That means that there is a pleasant good scent or smell. Okay, like the pleasant good smell that you can smell right now from my office because there's perfume in the air freshener.
Islamic Lee right in the Shetty eye, we've borrowed this word as we saw, you know, as I mentioned, a lesser penalty to Allah says lemma advocaten we borrowed this term, and we use it. Allah subhanaw taala uses it in the Quran referring to you know, slaughtering an animal making it permissible, according to the Shetty. Yeah, and good and pure to eat Okay, hello to eat.
So, therefore, we discuss now the animals or the manner with which we are to sacrifice animals within Islam. The exception to this though, is, of course, fish and locusts. Okay, because Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Sorry, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, as we saw in the Hadees, that we took last week, that there are two things that are permitted
to animals that are permitted, we could say are two types of animals and two types of blood. The two types of animals are fish, or what's found in the seat and
locusts, and the two types of blood are, what are the
you know what they're
typing in typing in? Let's see, who remembers the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
Mater, Attorney, and demony right, two things that if they die,
we're allowed to eat
their halaal for us.
We don't have to say Bismillah Allahu Akbar, and sacrifice them or slaughter them.
And two types of blood. What are they typing them in? Whoever remembers. Let's see who remembers from amongst you?
Who remembers liver and spleen? Very good stuff. Right liver and spleen. Very good. So KQQKKQ says fish and locusts, very good.
Santa says liver, liver and spleen. Good. Um, the law.
handed in law good. At least we have a few people that are paying attention and keeping track of the knowledge that we are acquiring remember, I always encourage that we write things down, write write things down.
Very beautiful clip that I was showing my wife the other day, from Jacob bozak, even arguing, Marcin Allahabad, Albert, they're
one of our teachers, one of my teachers from Medina.
There's this video clip on YouTube that I saw last week of him giving a lecture in Indonesia. And he had a brother or another chef graduate who was translating for him. So chef out there, Zack was speaking. And, you know, the other chef, the Indonesian chef was translating. And at the end, shakeup, the rezac asked,
you know, a question to the people and said, Who remembers who can list the items that we mentioned, right? And he looked around and there was like, hardly anyone. In fact, you don't see any hands go up. And then you see, you know, brother, and then he goes, the shift goes, You know what, I'm not gonna, I'm not even going to choose from the people who might think that they know, he says, I'm going to ask this person, he says, I'll choose someone. So he chooses this elderly man who's sitting, you know, a few feet away from the table that the chef is in, and there's like, hundreds of people sitting around, maybe even 1000s alive at him. So he asked the chef, he asks the old men.
And of course, you know, the chef says in in Arabic, and then it's translated, right? So he says, Can you list the things? And so the old man, he lists the things, and then this the items that they discussed? Then the chef chef rose up, he says, You know, I asked him? And you know why he knows the answer? He says, because from the beginning of the halaqaat, from the beginning of the class, he says, All I've noticed from this, from this uncle, right from this old man, is that he hasn't put his pen down
from writing all of the knowledge that we are conveying everything that the chef was saying, This old man was writing it down, writing it down, sweeping the page, writing it down, writing it down, flipping the page, writing it down, right, everything that the chef was saying.
And so he says, I know that he knows the answer, because he wrote it all down. And he preserved it.
And so the chef, you know, rewarded that.
That old men, elderly man that was sitting there
by taking off his watch and giving it to him, and he gave it to him as a gift.
And he said, and I'll give him another gift, when I get back to my hotel, right? Because he left his you know, his stuff in the room. And he says, When I go back, I'll get it for him. So somehow, you know, that's an indication that's nowadays when you have large gatherings of people learning knowledge, still, we find that it's very rare for us to write things down. And we are not like the Arabs of the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who would listen to what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, and memorize it, right? We are people who don't remember every single word that is said, or done, I just finished saying.
We are people who don't remember every single word that is said, right? So it's important for us to try to preserve this knowledge. And sometimes years later, we might say, Hey, you know what, I remember, we were talking about this once in the fifth class, what was it? And then you can easily refer back to your notes. Okay.
All right. So,
we asked the question, what are the exemptions the exemptions to the rule of sacrificing or slaughtering something is maita, 10 and demin. Two things that if they die, we can still eat them. Fish and locusts and demand the two, two types of blood is liver and spleen. Very good, and Allah. So whose slaughtering is acceptable? Whose slaughtering is acceptable? If someone slaughters something for us, can we eat it based on who that person is?
Meat is made permissible by the slaughtering done by any Muslim
Or one from the People of the Book.
Whether they are male or female,
I'll say this again.
Meat are an animal becomes permissible for us as Muslims to consume it becomes halal for us from the animals that are halal for us to consume if they are sacrificed or slaughtered in a halal manner, okay, they become permissible for us by the slaughtering that is done by any Muslim or one from the people of the book, who are the people of the book, the Jewish and the Christians, whether they are male or female. So, whether the person is Muslim or the person is Jewish, or the person is Christian, whether they are male or female, doesn't matter. If they are the ones who sacrifice it slaughtered it, then it becomes Hallo for us. And
of course not if they sacrificed it in the name of something or someone else. We're talking about it being sacrificed according to the way that the Muslims and of course the Jewish and the Christian see permitted, okay?
Which is In the name of Allah subhanaw taala, the name of God, okay.
awasum which Allah says in verse number five of pseudotumor EDA,
what I am what led you to kita?
whom Allah subhana wa Allah says, the food of the People of the Book, the Jewish and the Christians, is lawful to you. The food of the Jewish and the Christians, is lawful for us and I know as soon as I mentioned this, we're going to see lots of questions coming through right.
Even our bus or the logline homeowner said their food refers to their slaughtered animals.
Their food refers to their slaughtered animals caribean Malik stated that a woman slaughtered a sheep with a stone.
The profits on a long ladder he was selling was asked about that and he said, Tell her to eat it. Tell her to eat it. As in it is halal. It's permissible. Okay, even though you use a stone, not a knife, a sharp stone, it still is permissible. Okay, tell her to eat it. So we see here that the food of the Muslims and the Jewish and the Christians is halal for the Muslims to consume. Of course, so long as it was sacrificed in the name of God in the name of Allah subhana wa tada carribbean Malik, of course mentions that
the example of the woman who slaughtered the sheep with a stone and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it is permissible and tell her to eat it. And even our best sort of the alohar. And when I said about what I am Latina, who took it up the hill the lock on the food is the People of the Book, the Jewish and the Christians is lawful for you. He said their food refers to their slaughtered animals from amongst the animals that are permissible for us to eat. Case and one can't say oh, here's a pig that was sacrificed slaughtered by a Christian friend. Right? It's permitted No, it's not permissible. Okay, it's not permissible because the animal itself despite it being
sacrificed by someone of the book, the animal itself is something that is how long to be consumed. Okay.
All right. instruments to use for the slaughtering. What can we use to slaughter an animal within Islam? It is permissible to slaughter with any instrument that will cut the throat except for teeth or claws. Okay, so when we say Bismillah, Allahu Akbar, it has to be able to cut through the throat, the jugular veins as well.
Except for teeth and claws. So a knife, a sharp stone, whatever it is that you're using that's sharp, has to be sharp, okay, it has to be sharp, but we are not allowed to torture or put extra pain upon the animal. Okay. So it's permissible to slaughter an animal statically with any instrument that will cut the throat except for teeth and claws.
was narrated that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked all messenger of Allah, we do not have a knife. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said whatever causes the blood to flow, and has had Allah's name mentioned upon it, you may eat it. You may eat as long as it were not a claw or a tooth. The claw is the knife of the Ethiopians, and the tooth is a bone.
Shed dad even opes said two statements I remember exactly from the message
Have a loss on a long rally he was seldom, Verily Allah has prescribed excellence in all things. Thus, if you kill, kill in a good manner, if you slaughter slaughter in a good manner, each of you should sharpen his blade and spare suffering to the animal he is slaughtering.
Okay, so islamically we see that, you know, it might even be, for example, an animal that
you know, needs to be put down, or, you know, something harmful, whatever it is, right, we make sure that we don't cause extra harm when sacrificing or slaughtering that animal that we are going to consume. Okay.
The manner of slaughtering, how do we actually slaughter? Okay. Should we stop here?
and open it up for questions? I think we should. Okay. So we'll stop here and open it up for questions. inshallah, we'll continue from the manner of slaughtering next week. Okay, we also have to look at the status of the fetus like, Can we eat a fetus? That is found within the belly of the animal? Okay.
What do we say, when the animal is being sacrificed? What direction are we facing when sacrificing an animal? Okay, so that's what we'll cover next week in shallow Tanna. We'll open it up for some questions. Now, I'm pretty sure there's gonna be quite a few questions, because whenever we're talking about food, there's always a lot of questions that come in. So while you type out your questions, I'm going to just mark in my book where we're stopping and choma
I know there was one question that came in here I'll just quickly open that up.
So one of the questions was sonicwall Sheriff quick question, why is everything below the water considered halaal although it may fall victim to the same impurities as land animals, okay, so we might assume that it
that it has similar impurities, but Allah Subhana Allah knows best Allah is the one who created us and created everything that exists, right? So we leave it up to Allah subhana wa tada if Allah made something permissible, and it is found within the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then we accept it. Not everything in life has to make sense. Okay, now everything in life has to make sense. It doesn't have to be logical. And here's an example. When making little and wiping over our feet, or our socks, right, let's say a person made with when they put socks on. And they're making Whoo, now at a later point in time after putting their socks on, what part of the foot do we
would we assume we have to wipe over? Naturally, we assume that we're going to be wiping over the bottom of the foot, because that's the part of the foot that gets dirty. Right? We'd be wiping over the bottom of the sock. But islamically we don't we wipe over the top of the sock, someone says what's, what's the logic behind that? Not everything needs to be logical, right? Not everything needs to be logical. Okay, whatever the Prophet said along it was I'm encouraged us to do we do.
Okay, I don't see any questions here.
don't see any questions there. When it says people of the book, How can I know? of?
How can I know of what
if the Christian has mentioned either to God or Jesus, okay.
This is where
we have to keep in mind
is that, first of all, is the worshipping of Jesus that he saw or rendering him a
one to be worshipped by the Christians was also present during the time of the Prophet son alongside of us and them. How do we know this? Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran
that they refer to him as you know, the Trinity. Well, that's a kulu selesa Okay, don't say that. You know, Allah is three, or God is three. Right. The father this
On the Holy Spirit, so that was something that already existed during the time of the Prophet so long it was on him now. There were much more religious Christians at the time and when I say by much more religious I mean like they were concentrated like the group of Christians, they were religiously practicing Christians. Just like nowadays when you have you know, Muslims people say I'm Muslim, but you don't see any Islam on them. You said you fast? No, I don't fast. Okay. Do you pray? No, I don't pray. Okay. Are you Muslim? Yeah. Muslim, is what people say, right?
Without getting into the satanic ruling, whether whether these people actually are Muslim or not,
you know, the claim is there.
So, what I encourage us to do, is first of all look for food as in food that came from the Muslim. Okay, halal food that came from the Muslim. When we say halal food, we have to keep in mind that Allah made the food of the Jewish and the Christians halal for us. So halal food doesn't mean food that came from a Muslim.
solely, okay. halal food is food that Allah has permitted for us. And this is where I know when we get into this discussion.
as Muslims, we sometimes go in circles, and that's because we are uncomfortable with something. And that's fine. That's fine. Why? Because within Islam we have this concept of yes and, and terrible de la haka, and NACA Tara, who fell in love with her Quinta who fell in Iraq, to worship Allah as though you see him. But even though we don't see him know that he sees us, what does that mean? That means that we tried to do things as best as we possibly I could, I could take this water and drink it. I could drink it like this, we spit it out.
Or I could take this water and go,
I don't really care while I'm drinking this water and start pouring it up from up here with my mouth open in the air. Am I drinking water? Yes. In the first example of my drinking water, yes. is one method better than the other? Yes. Okay.
So I always encourage that we do what is better, what is best, and especially looking at what is more pure, the food coming from the Muslim is usually more pure, in the sense that we have less doubt. We shouldn't have any doubt to begin with, right? Because if a Muslim is giving us food, and it's halal for us, and this is where sadly, within our own communities, we start to make problems, right? We start to say, oh,
almost never serving the food, but it's not halal.
But if the Muslim is serving you food,
it's their responsibility to make sure that it's Hello.
Otherwise, shouldn't there be an issue with the Muslim?
Right? A Muslim is a Muslim.
And of course, we are all at different levels of emotion.
But islamically, we have a responsibility to enquire about the food that we can swim. But if we know someone is a Muslim, trustworthy and Hamdulillah, they're serving us. Like, for example, sometimes people come to my house as well. And they will ask,
though, what if you don't mind me asking? Where do you Where do you buy? Where did you get this, you know, meat from? Where do you get this chicken from? Is that not offensive?
Especially as someone who's considered like, you know, man loss penalty to keep us sincere and genuine, but someone who's considered to be one of the Imams of a community, like to ask that question. If we are doubting the leaders, and the food that they're giving, then there's a problem either with the leaders, or there's a problem with us. Right? Either there's a problem with the leadership, or there's a problem with the community
and the knowledge and the education that we have. And so therefore, you know, when we talk about this topic, I know we could talk about it for a long time and this is why I was saying I think we should stop here and you know, continue
next week and open it up for questions. So again, now here's here's something for underskirt undiscovered, Isabel undiscovered.
if one is going to, if a person is traveling the world and they stop in certain countries, okay? And there are zero Muslims around. Okay, let's just assume that there are no Muslims. No halal food at all. Zero at all doesn't exist.
And you go to
Okay, would you consider the food in Texas or in the United States to be food from the people of the book?
Okay, answer I'm waiting for your answers. Would you consider? Again there's no Muslims there and no halal food from a Muslim or halal meat store anything of that sort. Okay. And you go to a nice steak restaurant because it's all you can find. Okay, and you're in Texas or somewhere in the United States
would you consider generally speaking the food that comes to you the meat or the chicken or whatever to be permitted permissible for you to eat? And not out of necessity dire need right? Talking about people of the book? I know. I know. Someone would say you could still eat vegetables. You can get sushi. You can eat fish. No, no, we're talking about the steak. I'm talking about steak. beef steak. Okay, nice veal tender, very soft, very pink. You know beautiful soft tender veal.
Okay, so for HANA says you are allowed to eat it. Okay.
Anyone else? Finance? Come on, you gotta answer this. There's at least 2030 at least about 30 families watching right now although I want some answers.
To stay safe. You'll probably stay away from meat because you're not sure okay.
Almost says no, you can't eat it. Why can't you eat him I'm sure he says Texan steak. Yummy. Now the fatwa is another issue. You're making us hungry
so again, in the example you go to Texas, United States there are no Muslims and no Hallo places no halal meat nothing available. You have a choice to eat the steak. So generally speaking, we look at what's the norm, religion or faith in that area. Okay.
Drive to another state.
State toa normalises in the entire United States. Okay.
So if that was the case, look, you go to Texas or generally across the United States people are Christian. Now, here's another example. You come to you get on a plane and you fly to
You fly to Thailand.
Know this, there's no vegetarian food and O'Shea stop opening the doors of like, what's what's up?
Okay, good. So Sonny Han says they're Christian. Alright. And then she says what's the question? Okay, sorry.
Okay, so now you get on the plane and you fly to Thailand? Sorry. Yeah, Thailand. There are no Muslims and no halal food, no halal restaurant, nothing but you're in Thailand. Your general thoughts in your mind is I can eat the food have a Hello keytab. I'm in Thailand.
Would the food generally be halal for you in Thailand? Remember, we eliminated all the Muslims from the equation?
No, she I'm coming to that soon. Okay.
So you're in Thailand? Or what would you think based on Thailand today without any other Muslims? Okay. No, she says no. Anyone else? Now look, come on. Hurry up some time for Asia.
Okay, just name says no light spread says no.
No, we're not talking about the survival eating. We're not talking about the survival eating. We're talking about you just landed. You know, can you eat? Okay? No to Thailand. Okay, no, okay. Okay. Why are you thinking no? See, now I'm probing your thoughts. You're starting to think why are you saying no, you're saying no, because you're thinking in your mind the majority faith that is followed there is not Christianity and it's not Judaism
and we eliminated the Muslims from the from the you know, the the question. So the majority is not 100 Khattab Okay, therefore, no, we wouldn't be able to just go to the grocery store, supermarket wherever it is, and just buy meat and eat it. Because most likely, that animal was slaughtered.
by someone who is not Christian and not Jewish
Okay, now you get on an airplane
and you fly to
Medina Medina to Manuel
okay can you eat the meat and the chicken that is in Medina terminal or in Medina in the home area as in within the harem boundaries right can you eat the meat that is in Medina and yes in this question this part of the question but Muslims do exist in the Muslims are there okay of course it's Medina so what do you think? Yes or no?
Can you eat the meat from a restaurant or store in Medina? Medina terminal water
Okay. What do you say? For Hannah says yes. No, she says Absolutely. It is by says yes Sunnah says yes.
dhanesh says yes.
sadef says Yes.
Would you after knowing what you know?
I like I like light speeds. Light spread, sorry, light spreads. response. The only thing you do is eat.
Right go there and eat. Hello. Hello, right? Okay, no, this is where I'm sure Eva has opened the door to shape on.
Right? This is where I have beef with people beef. Literally I have beef with people who go to Medina. And they say we can't eat the meat of Medina.
And I know people personally, personally personally personally who has been in Medina. I was with them. And they're walking around looking for a doll. And they're looking for roti and they're looking for subzi I'm like, you're cool.
Why are you walking around looking for a doll and roti and subzi go eat some nice food had come a lot. Right? Why? in your minds now you're thinking Wait a second, the food based on what we learned. Right? So we took the example of of Texas us generally the United States. Then we flew to Thailand and we're like no, no majority Buddhist. So no, we're not going to be eating there because there's no food of allergy types not the norm. Then you fly to Medina and it's like old tobacco. Yeah, we can't eat this food either. Because this food is imported.
Who is importing it? Who's making sure who is responsible for those standards? The Muslim? Now we're doubting the Muslim and we're doubting the the ledge now we're doubting. No, you know, I don't want to get into that. And if any imams are watching this other than him I'm sure I know you and I'm sure you'd like to sprinkle salt on the wound Dre.
But Subhan Allah you know, when we think of this, the Muslim is offering you food. Now you're going again and this is what I said you come to my house and you question or I go to your house and I start to question you Where did you get this meat from? I'm not going to eat it until you tell me dude. Should I be doing this? Right?
So KFC outside of the home
doesn't stand for Kentucky Fried Chicken stands for carrabba facing Chicken carrabba facing chicken not Kentucky Fried Chicken is carrabba facing chicken. Okay, and chicken that was sacrifice facing the cargoes Hello.
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so I know I know. I know.
One day in the future This video is probably gonna give me some issues with other Imams and probably be spread and used in different ways and people are gonna cut it up and chop it and probably send it out and I asked you not to do that and May Allah subhana wa tada you know protect and save us all. Context is important. But generally speaking my brothers and sisters I've given you the tools now to think in your mind. Okay, you went from Texas to Thailand to Medina now you get on the plane okay we have a few more minutes you get on the plane and you fly to Canada
you fly to Canada
we would you eat the meat there are no Muslims no halal food nothing right no Muslims around no halal food no halal restaurant. Would you eat the meat in Canada?
Would you eat the meat in Canada?
Now I want to see answers.
Okay, I want to see answers. Would you eat the meat in Canada? There's no Muslims no halaal remember
Going back to it no Muslims know how that would you eat the meat in Canada? No she says yes Sunnah says no.
Okay tasneem just you know has to be a little more patient
for Hannah says
she says she will eat it.
It is by says mostly Christian people and they are people of the book.
artifices only filet o fish.
Remember I said there's no seafood? We're talking about steak. You're talking about steak. Okay.
And there's no kosher. Certified. Okay? How do I know? No, we'll leave the kosher in there. Okay. Sarah says yes. Okay. The majority. here's, here's, here's something interesting that we need to look into now. The majority faith or identity of Canadians, the majority of Canadians identify as it used to be Christians. The majority now identify as atheists.
To the majority identify as atheists.
Do you feel comfortable eating the meat?
I give you the tools. I don't answer your questions. You know how to go about it now. Part of learning the deen is learning how to apply that Deen in your life. So if you go somewhere in the majority is atheist now would you eat that meat?
Remember, you went to Thailand, the majority was not Christian. The majority was not Jewish. And there were no Muslims around in the example that we gave. So now you come to Canada and there's no Muslims around. There are Jewish, there are Christians that the majority are atheists.
Would you meet?
Yes. sama sama. Got it? 100%. Right.
This is what's out of sync, right.
So that's where we are within learning our Dean, part of these classes is to learn to apply the dean in our lives. And I'm happy if at least some of us will apply what we learn sha Allah to add. That's all the time that we have. Asia is in about seven minutes. Yes, of course now. Now, let's go back to reality. Okay, because some of you might be like, Oh, wait a second, something's wrong. Now let's go back to reality. Reality is that there are Muslims around.
Okay, there are Muslims around there is certified kosher food. But remember, those of you that are thinking, Oh, it's certified kosher, it's permissible for us to eat it. Read the ingredients, because you'll find it and especially with airplane food. I've had this. I've had this in front of me a plate or a tray of certified kosher food sealed completely. And I read the ingredients. Some certified kosher foods have alcohol in them. So don't think that something is kosher.
Bismillah you might find some alcohol in it.
Just like if we were to say food of the Christians. Is there any alcohol in it?
Right. Think of that. So don't just put blanket statements that okay, Hamas kosher Bismillah Okay. Yes, Sunnah. Sometimes kosher food has alcohol in it. I remember being in an airplane. The very first time everyone always says My dad always says order. The kosher food is so much better than the Muslim meal. This was going back like in the early 2000s. Right?
When airplane food was absolutely nasty and disgusting, you know, the kosher meals were usually the meal to get and I remember getting it I'm reading through them like wait a second. So the main course has alcohol and this thing has alcohol and I'm like, Well, I can't eat any of this. Anyway. So what was the point of me getting that right? So Subhan Allah
subhana wa. Okay, now.
So now she is like, Wait a second, what do we do now? How do we know their belief? And how do we judge? This is where we come down to what I'm going to leave with leave with you before ending Okay, what I leave with you is
we have so many halal options hamdulillah so many halal options. Why is it that we as Muslims are not comfortable with the halal options we have.
I can understand where someone was
lives in Canada live in remote areas where there are no halal options for them. That's a different story. That's a completely different story. Let them deal with what they have to deal with. Let's talk about us especially here in the GTA. We have so many halal food options, halal restaurants, you know, halal meat stores. Hello food is sold even in the regular grocery stores. Right? You go to the grocery store the meats and chicken aisles you know produce you'll find halal meat and chicken there.
Why do we need to resort to something else? We know something is halal by the halal certified halaal or from a Muslim? Right You go to the Muslim halal meat store and the Muslim he might not have that stamp that you're looking for. Right? I'm not gonna mention any names might not have that stamp that you're looking for. That Muslim is telling you is halal. I got it from this place. I'm glad you do your homework. Do your homework if you need to do your homework, right?
But Bismillah May Allah subhana wa tada make it easy for every single one of us.
I really don't want to get into any debates with anyone. So don't start any debates with me afterwards. If you want to debate, go and eat from whatever stamp you prefer. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for every single one of us to learn our Deen and to understand it in a way that we can apply it. And here's a sneak peek into an interesting thing that I you know, I have so many when I start thinking of travel, I have so many things that I want to share with you. I was in Taiwan.
I was in Taiwan once and I was eating breakfast and there was nothing in the buffet that I could eat. Because they use lard to fry things right instead of vegetable oil, or even butter.
So I thought to myself salad salad had bacon bits on it. scrambled eggs scrambled eggs had bacon in it. I was like some kind of like everything is how, like even the bread, the bread, the bread buns, right? The bread buns. The the the the butter that you would think is butter that's on top of it in order to give it that nice golden glaze, right? Is lard that they put on top. So it's like you can eat bread. You can eat salad, you can eat eggs, what am I going to eat? So I went to the chef, I asked the waiter Can I speak to the chef and I told the chef I said can you boil two eggs for me? He says no, no problem. I can scramble them I can do this. I could do that. And bacon. I'm like no no,
no, no bacon, nothing. No nothing, no alcohol, nothing. Just boiled two eggs for me. And give me that. Can you do that? He said yes, no problem. That's all you're gonna eat. I said yes, that's all I'm gonna eat. And I have some apples and fruits and bananas and stuff like that.
So sometimes you go to countries and even the salad You can't eat right? Ask Allah Subhana which Allah to make it easy for every single one of us to be able to travel this world and see what Allah subhanho wa Taala has put for us there and also to implement our Deen when we learn it, we tried to implement it. Remember, we're just touching the surface of our Deen. So what I'm teaching you here is just scraping the surface. We can go deeper and deeper. And I know you know some others might see this and be like oh, but what about this shaker? What about that and this is I know we're just touching the surface to take the general Islamic rules and principles of our Deen about a
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