Are Muslims Allowed to Eat Animal Meat That Still Alive? ~ In this article I will invite all of you to discuss issues that might rarely occur in our lives. For example, we have a cow. Then suddenly it appeared in our minds to eat the beef. The problem is, if we slaughter the cow then we will get too much danging, even though what we need is only a little, maybe two or three kilos. We also took the initiative to cut part of the body of the cow. What is the view of Islam about that?
As always, before I answer the above question and speak more about are Muslims allowed to eat animal meat that still alive? I will present a hadith related to our discussion.
Hadith About Eating Animal Meat That Still Alive
The hadith about eating animal meat that still alive that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ وَاقِدٍ اللَّيْثِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَا قُطِعَ مِنَ الْبَهِيْمَةِ وَهِيَ حَيَّةٌ فَهُوَ مَيِّتٌ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Abu Waqid al-Laitsi radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “The body part of the animal that was cut into a feeding state became a carcass.” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud and at-Tirmidhi.
There is a story that we need to consider in relation to the hadith above. At one time the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam came to Medina. There are some people who want to cut the tail of sheep and camel hump to be processed into food and lighting equipment. He then told them that the animal’s body parts that were cut alive were then carcasses, not to be eaten, not to be used for lighting, and also not to be sold and bought, because the act was categorized as torturing animals that we actually required be nice to them.
If we look at the hadith above, we will understand several things as follows;
One; The hadith prohibits us from hurting animals in any way, especially by cutting off the limbs.
Two; Animal body parts that are cut alive are carcasses that should not be eaten and are used for any purpose.
Three; Animal body parts that are cut alive are carcasses, even though they are animals that can be eaten after being slaughtered.
The person who narrated the hadith above is Abu Waqid al-Laitsi. He is Abu Waqid al-Harith bin ‘Auf al-Laitsi. He died in 68 hijria in Mecca when he was 85 years old.
To be honest, the information above reminds us of another hadith below;