Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Are Muslims allowed to eat animals that have been machine-slaughtered? Is there any distinction between hand slaughter and machine slaughter? Please explain the difference, if any. Jazakum Allah khayran.
My wife asked me an interesting question: Did any of the female Companions of the Prophet ever slaughter an animal during the `Eid? Is this proof that women can slaughter an animal if indeed any of the female Companions ever slaughtered?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the best time to slaughter the sacrificial animal?
Due to the mad cow disease we are concerned to slaughter the Udhiyah on the `Eid Al-Adha next week? Can we distribute the meat to the poor or should we give them money instead, since we stopped eating meat ourselves and we don't want to harm any one; please tell us what to do?