Assalamu Alaikum
If a person for some reason lives in the west, is the meat available in the shops are halal for him? or he should eat only zabiha halal meat which is more expensive? The answer in light of Quran and Sunnah will be highly appreciated.
Jazakallahu Khairan.

Answer: [Verified by Dr. Manzur-e-Elahi]:

Wa ‘Alaikumussalaam.

Praise be to Allaah.

No, the meat available in the shops are NOT halaal for him. He has to look for halaal meat or abstain from eating meat. There are many “dalil” for this – but we are just mentioning one:

“Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allaah’s Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal)” [al-An’aam 6:121]

Also, please refer to:

And Allah knows the best!

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