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China (III): Forbidden Fruit

K was right. Two of them finally fell for the love of forbidden fruit. Reminds me of the famous part of Al-Baqarah (2:173):

…but he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful” (2:173)

I do not consider myself a better Muslim by virtue of being able to follow a religious dietary law. For me, the issue is clear enough to leave no room for suspending my judgement. And Allah indeed knows best.

In any case a cursory look, I think, at modern factory farm slaughter methods will do. The key is to decide whether the slaughtered animal falls into the category of mayta’h (dead) or not as mentioned in first part of ayah 2:173. Probably more on this later.


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