Animals slaughtered by Magi unlawful to eat
Fatwa No: 329107

  • Fatwa Date:27-9-2016 - Thul-Hijjah 25, 1437
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Question

Assalamu alaykum. Is it true that ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab accepted meat from the Majoos (Magi) when he was reigning as the Caliph and ate it and distributed it amongst the Companions? Or was it sweets? Did anything like that take place? May Allaah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We have not come across any statement regarding ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him to this effect.

It should be noted that it was said that there was a consensus among the Companions that it is forbidden to eat the meat of animals slaughtered by the Majoos (the Magi).

Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “The meat of animals slaughtered by the Magi is forbidden to eat according to the majority of the scholars among the predecessors and successors, and it was said, 'There was a consensus among the Companions about this issue.'

Allaah knows best.

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