Islamic Fatwa: Slaughtered Right, Dining on Dog and Cat is ‘Halal’ Good

Dog for dinner tonight? al-Atrash said, “The Prophet ordered us to be merciful with animals, humans and birds. If you kill then kill well; and if you slaughter, then slaughter well. Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering.” (YouTube photo)

Egypt Independent – Former Head of al-Azhar’s Fatwa Committee Abdel Hameed al-Atrash proclaimed that Muslims may kill and eat cats and dogs, in a phone-in with TeN satellite channel on Tuesday. He explained that the committee had previously reviewed the issue, and it was allowed.

. . . In his discussion with the program’s presenter, Amr Abdel Hamid, Atrash added that “there is a jurisprudential ruling by Imam Malik that there is no harm in eating dog or cats. Eating dogs or cats is halal, but after the Islamic method of slaughtering.”

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