Is veal halal? Veal is a type of meat that comes from young cows, typically those that are less than a year old. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the halal status of veal, and explore the various factors that are considered when determining whether or not it is permissible to eat.
Whether you’re a Muslim looking to understand more about halal meat or simply curious about the subject, this post will provide valuable information.
Is Veal Halal?
Yes, veal is a halal animal because there is no basis for its prohibition. The only condition is that it should be slaughtered with all necessary requirements of Islamic slaughtering. As long as the vael is slaughtered according to the requirements of Dhabiha, bison-meat should be halal for Muslims.
As long as the slaughtering has been performed according to Islamic conditions, then there is no problem with eating veal. The calf being too young or being confined in a cage does not make it haraam to slaughter and eat. Source: IslamQA
Why is Veal Meat Halal?
The basic principle with regard to land animals is that it is permissible to eat them unless there is evidence to show that it is prohibited.
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Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
The basic principle with regard to food is that it is permissible, except that for which there is evidence that it is prohibited. If we are uncertain about something, whether it is halaal or haram, the basic principle is that it is permissible unless we find proof that it is prohibited.
The evidence for that is the verse in which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“He it is Who created for you all that is on earth” [surah al-Baqarah 2:29]. That includes everything on earth, animals, plants, clothing and so on.
And Allah says (Interpretation of the meaning):
“And He has subjected to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth – all from Him. Indeed, in that are signs for a people who give thought.”Surah al-Jaathiyah :13
This verse shows that Allah SWT has subjected everything in the heavens and on earth that consists of the sun, moon and stars as well as everything on earth that includes the animals (for food and land transportation), plants and crops, ships and others for your benefit.
All of these blessings are a gift only from Allah and He granted these to you as His blessings and gifts. Hence, only to Him you should worship, and never associate anything with Him.
Based on that, the basic principle with regard to all animals is that they are permissible unless there is evidence to prove that they are prohibited.
And Allah knows best.