Fatwa: # 14869
Category: Food
Country: South Africa
Date: 6th February 2007


If a muslim is invited to a jewish wedding, can he/she eat the kosher food?


If a muslim is invited to a jewish wedding, can he/she eat the kosher food?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Allah Taala has permitted the meat of Ahle-Kitaab (Christian and Jews) with the same conditions that are required for Muslims. That is to recite the name of Allah before slaughtering the animal and the animal should be slaughtered by severing at least three out of four veins.

If meat slaughtered by Muslims is available, Muslims should not eat the meat of Ahle-Kitab. In the absence of meat slaughtered by Muslims, and if there is a need, then only one may eat the meat of Ahle-Kitab with the above mentioned two conditions.

And Allah knows best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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