Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia. With few exceptions, animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, are able to move, can reproduce sexually, and grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development. Over 1.5 million living animal species have been described—of which around 1 million are insects—but it has been estimated there are over 7 million animal species in total.
We Muslims believe that every order from Allah is for our benefit and to protect us from harm. Non Muslims can search in the internet for many published scientific papers proving that the Islamic way of animal slaughtering has many important health benefits and avoids many dangerous illnesses which can come from animals killed away from the Islamic slaughtering. There are many scientific and medical websites which explains the benefits of the Islamic way of animal slaughtering.
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Muslims do not currently agree in their views on the theory of evolution. Some reject it entirely; some accept it in part (evolution for everything except the creation of Adam); and some accept it entirely. In the latter two cases, evolution is seen as being part of the divine plan.
There are some things in the Qur'an that would seem to concord with some basic ideas of the theory of evolution, such as the statement that Allah created all living things from water; while at the same time, there is no requirement that these things necessitate accepting the theory of evolution, and they can be understood otherwise.
Some of the objection to the theory of evolution in prior decades was due not only to a belief in creationism, but also because the theory of evolution was associated with the West, and so imposing the theory was perceived as a sort of cultural attack. This is less of a concern today as the theory of evolution has become more commonplace.
There is, in any case, no reason in the Qur'an to reject the idea that, regardless of how they were initially created, plants and animals have evolved over time.
Cruelty to animals is against the teachings of Islam. Those who do that are responsible. This does not mean that using any product is not allowed because the manufacturers did wrong as far as we don't support the wrong. There are two different issues in this question.
Yes, it is allowed to eat such chicken.
If they are Americans, ask them what they do on Thanksgiving. If they are English, ask them what they eat at Christmas. And so on. Most cultures have some sort of feast where they eat some kind of meat or animal product, and oftentimes those feasts are associated with religious commemorations.
(Apart from the vegetarians of course!)
Usually people see their own cultural practices as normal and other religious or cultural practices as cruel.
It is not the people who are suffering from malnutrition or poverty who are saying that it is cruel to sacrifice an animal and share the meat with people who are deprived. The sacrifice is not just to kill the animal and destroy it for the sake of killing or feeding an idol, but rather it is intended to go to good use.
As the Qur'an says, it is not the flesh or the blood of the animal that reaches Allah, but rather it is the piety. In the book 'Ilal al-Shara'i', it is also related that the Prophet (S) said: "This sacrificial offering of the slaughter animal has indeed been established [as part of the pilgrimage rituals] so that your poor may be able to partake of meat, so feed them [with it]."
And, are the people who are criticizing this eating meat? If they are, there is no more discussion to be had. Even if they don't meat, do they have access to a variety of food or nutritional supplements so that they don't suffer from not eating animal products?
Perhaps if the people who are criticizing this spend a year in a situation where they have very limited types of food and are in need of basic protein and nutrition, they would appreciate the gift of meat more. (Especially currently as the world is facing food shortages.)
Similarly, before modern methods of food production, storage, and transportation, which allows for a variety of food, many people relied on having some meat to get proper nutrition, and this was not considered cruel.
However, it is of course good to look after matters such as the kind treatment of animals, human and sensitive slaughter, and not wasting the meat at hajj, since it was the Sunnah of the Prophet (S) to be kind to animals. These are modern issues that the world is facing due to large numbers of people and the industrialization of animal raising, that are not related to or limited to Islam or Eid al-Adha specifically, but which still should be taken into consideration on a practical level.
Animals will be resurrected on the Day of Judgement and many animals will be Paradise like the Boraaq of the Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), the Camel-she of prophet Saleh (AS), the dog of the people of the Cave etc.
It is highly recommended to sacrifice on Eid Al-Adha, but it is not obligatory except on pilgrims in Hajj. The narration you mentioned means the importance of the sacrifice and the great reward of it but does not mean that it is obligatory.
Animals have their own level of choice between doing good or doing bad. Animals which do bad to other animals can face the results of that bad. Animals suffering with out doing bad to other animals will definitely be compensated by Allah, The Most Merciful. Allah never punish or let any creature suffer for no reason or compensation. His Mercy has showered on every thing (Any My Mercy Has embraced everything),Sura 7, Verse 155. And also (Our Lord, Your Mercy and Knowledge has comprehend every thing) Sura 40, Verse 7.
It is not Makrouh to eat liver nor brain of Halal animal but it is Haraam to eat the gland inside the brain.
It is Makrouh to eat the kidney of Halal animal, as well as the veins and two small parts of meat out of the heart of the animal which are called the ears of the heart آذان القلب.
Yes it is permissible but it is better to avoid wearing cloth with animals pictures during Salah.
As far as permissibility, yes, it is permissible. It could be said though that it might be makruh, due to it being an image.
And Allah knows best.
We should not encourage nor help companies or persons in doing wrong.
Animal testing rules depend on the degree of the harm on the life and safety of human beings which is intended by such testings. Harming animals with out necessity for saving human lives is definitely wrong and we should not help it.