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What is the ruling regarding consuming non-Zabiha meat in those Western countries where it is difficult to find Halal meat?
Thank you for your question. It is not permissible to eat meat which has not been slaughtered according to Islamic law, except in a situation of starvation, where there is no alternative (no other food at all) and at that point a person is allowed to eat only the amount that is necessary for survival. In Western countries this type of situation is not usual and there are plenty of alternatives to eat such as fish with scales, prawns, vegetables and other types of carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta) and so on.
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Is it allowed to sell and handle beef, chicken, and meat that was not slaughtered properly? If you are working as a cashier, can you sell food that has any Haram ingredients?
Muslim is not allowed to sell or serve or carry or deliver or take money or make accounts or do any thing related to alcohol and pork. Other non Halal meat like beef, mutton, chicken etc is also not allowed to sell to Muslims. Selling it to non Muslims who believe that it is allowed for them, is allowed according to many Maraaji' of Taqleed.
Muslim cashier is not allowed to take money for alcohol or pork.
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it has been reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his family, said:
عليكم باللحم فإنه ينبت اللحم و من ترك اللحم اربعين يوما ساء خلقه
"You should eat meat because it makes meat grows. Whoever abandon eating meat for forty days will get blameworthy traits".
The hadith has been reported from various sources belonging to different Islamic schools with slight variations of wordings.
Although there is no clear prohibition on veganism, from the above-mentioned hadith and other indications from the Qur'an and Sunna we understand that it is not the ideal diet for a Muslim.
With prayers for your success.