Sadaqah Jariah
MBH QnA Corner
Your Questions - August, 2018

Can the meat of sacrificed animal be given to a Non-Muslim friends? (Eid ul Adha)

Answered by: Shaykh Zafar

This is a strange question. Some people just burst out - do not give the meat of sacrificed animal to any non-Muslim. There are no categories of deserving or non-deserving when it comes to distribution of the sacrificial meat. You may give  a part of meat to your Non-Muslim friends, if you are aware that they eat non-veg food. There is no prohibition in shariah that prevents Muslims to share the meat with non Muslims. The Ummah is unanimously agreed on this. There are fatawa even from Deoband that allows sharing of meat with Non Muslims.

The understanding is very easy - Allah has accepted your sacrifice and gifted the meat to you to eat and share (with anyone you like). Otherwise He would have lifted up the dead animal. He says- Neither the blood or meat reaches Him but it is your Taqwa that reaches Him. The Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said- Eat, share and also if you want, you can preserve it for few days.