Monday 2 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1440 - 10 December 2018
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Eating meat when it is uncertain whether it has been cooked with utensils used for pork

Question

Is it permissible to eat meat dishes at non muslim restuarants where pork and/or alcohol is served. It is not known whether the meat was slaughtered Islamically or not. However the meat and the pork are stored in the same refrigerator and/or cooked using the same utensils.

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

What the Muslim should do if this is the case, is to avoid eating in these restaurants. He should look for halaal meat in halaal places, even if that is a little difficult for him, because of the importance in Islam of ensuring that food comes from good sources.  

And Allaah knows best.

Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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