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Disposing of Haraam meat

Nasihah (Advice): The Obligation of a man providing for his family:
Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Amr (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “It is sufficient to render a man sinful by him neglecting to provide for his dependents.”(Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 1692)
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Question and Answer:
 
Q. We were visited by our non-Muslim relatives. They mistakenly brought us products from forbidden (Haram) meat. This food was remained at our home. What should we do with this food – should we give it to non-Muslims or give pet?
 
 (Query published as received)
 
 
A. It is not permissible to derive any benefit from Haraam meat nor is it permissible to feed anyone such meat. You cannot even feed a non-Muslim or an animal this meat. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 344)
 
You should discard this meat in the appropriate manner of disposal (e.g.; burying it in the ground).
 
And Allah Knows Best
 
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

Council of Muslim Theologians

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