I came across this video regarding those people who say that meat & chicken is doubtful in Saudi Arabia.
Has anyone seen this video before and does anyone know this Molana?
Authorizer Edit - Link embedded and Halalified.
Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
In a rushed state and without any planning and organisation, it is necessary for me to elucidate a few minutes.
Some of our friends (and elders) from Pakistan, other countries and even from Makkah have suggested that due to research and reservations of various people (which are being spread) about the status of Chicken (etc) in Saudia, information should be shared. The purpose is not to get into protracted discussions about Chicken being Halal vs Haram because these discussions are contained in books of Fiqh.
I just want to share some observations.
Before I begin, I would like to share that our family (Kashmiri, Malik) has been resident here (in Saudia) since 1953. All the brothers of my honourable father are here and his parents are buried here. I myself (those older than me) and our children have studied in Madaris here and also in Madaris associated with Ulama of Deoband. I (myself) have studied in Darul-uloom Bury (UK) and our children have studied here as well as in Madaris (in Pakistan) under Wifaqul-Madaris. To summarise, this family has acquaintance with Shariah aspects and we are also known due to Shaykhul-Hadeeth (Maulana Zakariyya (RA))’s connection with this family.
There was a time when it used to be said that meat in Makkah and Madina should be treated with caution, then the issue went forwards and it is now claimed that it is Haram. Now Fatwas are being given and Non-Scholars are spreading this information that Restaurants here are serving doubtful and Haram meat.
I have heard from our elders that Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state and there is a Fatwa on this. So if an Islamic state announces that such and such is Halal then our Shariah responsibility is fulfilled. So those involved in research should consider this aspect. It isn’t just about Chicken but about moonsighting etc. When I have spoken to Ulama I have discovered that they don’t even know which companies in Saudia are involved in Chicken slaughter OR which companies are importing from which companies. Their research are based on two premises:
I would just like to point out the practise of our Akabir… Shaykhul-Hadeeth (Maulana Zakariyya (RA)), Maulana Saad (HA), Nazim of Saharunpur etc and we have eaten with them hundreds of times and they also feed us and they never doubt the meat.
Question:What is the ruling on meats imported from abroad and also frozen chicken about whose slaughter we do not know anything,since some of the scholars do not encourage buying them?
Answer: If the above-mentioned meats were imported from the lands of the People of the Scripture,then it is permissible to eat them,as long as you do not know of anything which would be an evidence for its prohibition,based upon the Worlds of Allah,Most High:
"Made lawful to you this are day are At-Tayyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) foods,which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals,milk products,fats vegetables and fruits)].The food (slaughtered cattle,eatable animals)of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christian) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them."
The fact that some slaughterhouses in certain countries of the People of the Scripture slaughter the animals in a manner contrary to the Islamic Law does not necessitate the prohibition of slaughtered animals imported from the lands of the People of the Scripture,unless it is known that,that particular animal is from a slaughterhouse which does not slaughter according to the Islamic Law.Because the basic principle is permissiblity and validity,unless something which necessitates otherwise becomes known.
Shaykh Abdul-Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz
Anybody with half an ounce of Brain should be able to get to the bottom of this Fatwa from Saudi Arabia (Islamic State)
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.