Originally Posted by Bobbyflay23
You can eat meat from people of the book, but people in America are NOT people of the book in actuality, you have to consider this and this is where Muslims who eat everywhere and anywhere are very very wrong. You can't make the fatwa into something it is not, but Muslims take it and run with it ALL.THE.TIME.
Name me one of the popular meat or poultry companies that supply major grocery lines and restaurants that are ACTUALLY Christian or Jewish who practice and respect the laws of their religion. The Jewish and Christian religions were much more clean/pure 1400 years ago than they are today, so using a hadeeth that was captured in a time like this cannot be used ignorantly. You have to think of where society stands today. There are still well practicing Christins and and Jews, but they are not easy to find. You definitely can't find them at McDonald's.
All you have to do is look at how animals are raised and how they are treated before and during slaughter. A heart who loves and fears Allah will know instantly if this meat is permissible or not.
No practicing Muslim, Christian or Jew would ever EVER abuse animals the way these big meat companies do.
I get all my chicken from a Christian Mennonite farm, so please trust me here. It is a thoroughly researched subject on my end ;) do what you will, but people take on characteristics of the foods they put in their mouths. The sahaba were absolutely careful with every morsel they ate because they understood the deep spiritual impact food source has on a human.