A Rule: What We Do Not See Should Not Be Probed Into
It is not required of the Muslim to inquire about what he has not witnessed, i.e., How was the animal killed? Did the manner of 6laughter meet the Islamic conditions? Was the name of Allah mentioned while slaughtering or not? If the animal was slaughtered by a Muslim, even if he is ignorant or sinful, or by someone from among the People of the Book, eating it is halal for us.
We have already narrated a hadith in which it wasaid to the
Prophet (peace be on him): "People
bring us meat and we do not know whether they have mentioned the name of Allah over it or
not. Shall we eat it or not?" and the Prophet
(peace be on him) replied, "Mentionthe
name of Allah (over it) and eat."
Concerning the application of this hadith, scholars say: This is proof that the actions and practices of people are ordinarily considered to be correct and appropriate, while deviation or error must be proved.