To those who don’t know what I mean when I say ‘AK’: basically it means all the Muslims that eat meat at McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. because of the verse in the Qur’an that says the meat of the people of the book (Ahlul Kitab) is permissible to eat (halal).
I think this video is solid evidence that KFC is not halal.
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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on meat
â€œMeat is not a necessity in Shariâ€™ah, and in the old days most Muslims used to eat meat, if they were wealthy, like middle classâ€”once a week on Friday. If they were poorâ€”on the Eids.â€
â€œSo traditionally Muslims were semi-vegetarians. The Prophet was, I mean, technically, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) was in that category. He was not a meat-eater. Most of his meals did not have meat in them. And the proof of that is clearly in the Muwattaâ€”when Sayyidina Umar says, â€˜Beware of meat, because it has an addiction like the addiction of wine.â€™
And the other hadith in the Muwattaâ€”there is a chapter called â€˜Bab al-Laham,â€™ the chapter of laham, the chapter of meat. Both are from Sayyidina Umar. And Umar, during his khilafa, prohibited people from eating meat two days in a row. He only allowed them to eat [it] every other day. And the khalifa has that right to do that. He did not let people eat meat every day, he saw one man eating meat every day, and he said to him, â€˜Every time you get hungry you go out and buy meat? Right? In other words, every time your nafs wants meat, you go out and buy it?â€™ He said, â€˜Yeah, Amir al-Mumineen, ana qaram,â€™ which in Arabic, â€˜qaramâ€™ means â€˜I love meatâ€™â€”heâ€™s a carnivore, he loves meat. And Sayyidina Umar said, â€˜It would be better for you to roll up your tummy a little bit so that other people can eat.â€™â€
â€œNow Umar, if there was a prophet after the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam), it would have been Umar. And that is really verging on prophecy, that statement. Because if you study the modern meat industry, you will find out that a lot of the famine in the world is a direct result of the overconsumption of meat in countries like the United States and Canada and Europe, because the amount of grain needed to produce 1 pound of meat, right, is much greater than the amount you need to produce grain itself. And beef in particularâ€”I really recommend Rifkinâ€™s book Beyond Beef. Itâ€™s an extraordinary book. And itâ€™s interesting â€˜Baqaraâ€™ is also a chapter of the Qurâ€™an (â€™kill the cowâ€™), because beef-eating societies just have massive impact on the environment, on natural resources, on all these things. And traditionally the Muslims were not cow-eaters, they were sheep and lamb [-eaters] when they did eat meat.â€