Scientists in the Netherlands have developed meat in a laboratory after taking cells from a living cow:

"Cultured Beef is created by painlessly harvesting muscle cells from a living cow. Scientists then feed and nurture the cells so they multiply to create muscle tissue, which is the main component of the meat we eat. It is biologically exactly the same as the meat tissue that comes from a cow."

Is this meat halal or haram to eat?

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asked 4411142 UnknownUser's gravatar image

very topical. interesting. you do know that that burger cost $350,000. let me ask you this. do you they cloned a frog without a head. why do you think they left the head off?

(Aug 06 '13 at 11:56) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

Interesting question. Wonder what was the reason for this scientific experiment? Really, it does not so much matter as to why it was done as what good comes from it. If it was done out of necessity, for the survival of the human race due to food shortage, I would say, we need to eat it to survive. But the world news issued no reports of the human race running the risk of becoming extinct due to any global food shortage. So what does one do when one is not sure about something??? Don' do it. Stay away from it. Why? Because it is the more intelligent option. Whenever Mohammed SAW faced a choice between easy and difficult, he chose the easier option. Aishah (ra) said: "Whenever the Prophet (saw) had to choose between two options, he always opted for the easier choice." (Al Bukhari). This same principle answers the question: To eat or not to eat (fabricated meat). Why would you want to eat it if you can eat the wholesome, nature inspired stuff? There's no question of that not being hallal! Science....there' some good in it but there's more wasteage of time and money than one can comprehend.

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answered 5205 stronghold's gravatar image

you don't see the applications of cloned beef? or the ability to grow beef in a lab?

(Aug 23 '13 at 11:17) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

I do see it. That's why there is no good in it. Sallam.

(Aug 23 '13 at 18:23) stronghold ♦ stronghold's gravatar image

you don't think it would be good to have cows immuned to diesease? cows who can produce more beef with less water or feed needed? cows that don't need hormones or innoculations? the ability to eliminate mad cow diesease or e coli?

(Aug 24 '13 at 14:54) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

Do you really think that cloning will stop with the cloning of the cows only? Also, diseases are evolving continuously, so it's aconstant battle trying to stay abreast of them. You don't se that cloning will be applied to as many living things as scientists and other sources feel it's of benefit to them. What about human cloning, do you think that's moral and ethical? Getting back to the subject of cows, do you really think that if rearing of cows from birth to maturity it normally takes 15 months to 2 years, then just because the cloning may cut this time by a numbe of months, cattle growers will not use hormones to speed it all up just a little bit more? Where does it stop? You see humans often create more problems than they solve when they think that they have come up with a brilliant idea! The human mind cannot possibly take into consideration all the factors and how a new 'brilliant' idea will have an effect on other aspects of our lives.

(Aug 24 '13 at 20:23) stronghold ♦ stronghold's gravatar image

i hope cloning won't stop with cows. why do you think i mentioned the headless frog. clone me without a head and i have unregectable organs. the point of growing a cow in a lab is more for space exploration then competing with natural born cows on earth. i'm not sure were it stops. so are you against cross pollinization? you do know many of the species of grains we eat didn't exist 100s of years ago. crop yields are greatly increased because of new species of rice. you say there isn't a global food shortage. much of that is do to scientific advancements of the last century.

(Aug 25 '13 at 19:05) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image
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