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Is Islamic slaughtering cruel to animals?

Islam's stance on what is permissible to eat and what is not is clear. There are strict rules when it comes to meat regarding what is allowed and what is forbidden. In Surat Al-Maida (The Table) Allah says: "Forbidden to you (for food) are: AI-Maytatah (the dead animals -cattle-beasts not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah or has been slaughtered for idols etc, or on which Allah's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering and that which has been killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a headlong fall or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal - unless you are able to slaughter it(before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on AnNusub (stone altars). [Forbidden] also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, [all] that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allah and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all

What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?

  Definition of Udhiyah The word  udhiyah  means an animal of the  an’aam  class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep, or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the ‘Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby.  This is one of the rituals of Islam prescribed in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and according to the consensus of the Muslims.  Reference to Udhiyah in the Quran and the Sunnah In the Quran,  Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):  “Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).” [Al-Kawthar 108:2]  “Say (O Muhammad): Verily, my Salaah (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists). He has no partner. And of this, I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.”  [Al-An'am 6:162] The word  nusuk  (translated here as a sacrifice) means sacrifice; this is th

Hijab in Islam is not due to sexual obsession

Question: I am curious about the coverings that you have to wear if you're a female in your religion/culture. it really does all seem very vain for us that are Christian because it implies that a woman thinks every man wants her if she is not wearing this type of garb. it also seems that men are not to be trusted with someone from your culture/religion because of the "beauty" that you feel you possess, but people could be beautiful, and not every man wants them. can you shed some light on this for me? I will be honest and say that when I see someone wearing this, I always think "how vain are you?". thank you ahead of time for replying. Answer: Praise be to Allah. First of all we would like to thank you for your frankness, the clarity of your question and your search for an answer. We hope that you will find the answer in these few lines we write.  We will begin our answer by posing a question, which we would like you to answer, then after that our point will bec

Being a Muslim Woman, how must they wear their attire to say that she is a Muslim woman?

Scholars have specified the requirements of the Muslim woman's proper dress before al-ajaanib (lit. foreigners, i.e., those to whom marriage is permissible) from both the Glorious Qur'an and the sunnah. Once a woman adheres to such conditions, she can wear whatever she likes and go out into public places so far as her hijab complies with Islamic law. A summary of the requirements are as follows: 1: It should cover the whole body. 2: It should be thick enough, i.e. non-transparent or translucent. 3: It should be loose and not tight on her body. 4: It should not be decorated or ornate such as to attract onlookers. 5: It should not be perfumed. 6: It should not be considered libaas al-shuhrah. 7: It should not resemble the dress of men. 8: It should not resemble the dress of the unbelievers. 9: It should not bear crosses or depictions of anything with a soul (humans, animals, etc). This is a summary of the requirements according to the Islamic shari'ah.