Killing an animal is a ruthless act. Why then dont Muslims consume non-vegetarian food?

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 Killing an animal for the pleasure of killing it is certainly ruthless but slaughtering a halal animal for food is the blessing of Allah for the Muslims. By the way, non-Muslims do that too.
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‘Vegetarianism’ is now a movement the world over. Many even associate it with animal rights. Indeed, a large number of people consider the consumption of meat and other non-vegetarian products to be a violation of animal rights.

Islam enjoins mercy and compassion for all living creatures. At the same time Islam maintains that Allah has created the earth and its wondrous flora and fauna for the benefit of mankind. It is upto mankind to use every resource in this world judiciously, as a niyamat (Divine blessing) and amanat (trust) from Allah.

Let us look at various other aspects of this argument.

1) A Muslim can be a pure vegetarian

A Muslim can be a very good Muslim despite being a pure vegetarian. It is not compulsory for a Muslim to have non-vegetarian food.

2) Qur’an permits Muslims to have non-vegetarian food

The Qur’an, however permits a Muslim to have non-vegetarian food. The following Qur’anic verses are proof of this fact: “O ye who believe! Fulfil (all) obligations. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed animals with the exceptions named.” [Al-Qur’an 5:1] “And cattle He has created for you (men): from them Ye derive warmth, and numerous benefits, And of their (meat) ye eat.” [Al-Qur’an 16:5] “And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: From within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat.” [Al-Qur’an 23:21]

3) Meat is nutritious and rich in complete protein

Non-vegetarian food is a good source of excellent protein. It contains biologically complete protein i.e. all the 8 essential amino acid that are not synthesized by the body and should be supplied in the diet. Meat also contains iron, vitamin B1 and niacin.

4. Humans have Omnivorous set of teeth

If you observe the teeth of herbivorous animals like the cow, goat and sheep, you will find something strikingly similar in all of them. All these animals have a set of flat teeth i.e. suited for herbivorous diet. If you observe the set of teeth of the carnivorous animals like the lion, tiger, or leopard, they all have a set of pointed teeth i.e. suited for a carnivorous diet. If you analyze the set of teeth of humans, you find that they have flat teeth as well as pointed teeth. Thus they have teeth suited for both herbivorous as well as carnivorous food i.e. they are omnivorous. One may ask, if Almighty God wanted humans to have only vegetables, why did He provide us also with pointed teeth? It is logical that He expected us to need and to have both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food.

5. Human beings can digest both vege-tarian and non-vegetarian food

The digestive system of herbivorous animals can digest only vegetables. The digestive system of carnivorous animals can digest only meat. But the digestive system of humans can digest both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. If Almighty God wanted us to have only vegetables then why did He give us a digestive system that can digest both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food?

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answered 3714 Nuri's gravatar image

dear all if u read more knowladge abt biology. u wll knw tht anatomy of human (teeth, enzim, stomach) r similiar with herbivore. we even can't eat meat without cook it. so according biology knowladge nowdays tht human is herbivore.

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answered 10 azizah's gravatar image

peace be upon you all. The first thing is killing an animal isn't ruthless act.because when the animals were killed they do not Writhe by pain but they Writhe by the blood coming out of the body.because the blood comes out of nerves.A medical person can say much better.

consider an example that a man leaving in the Greenland where there will be not veg type thing so that have to eat flesh.Since Islam is for the whole human society it gives permission for it. On can be Muslim without eating flesh. hope got it . follow saquib salahi facebook

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answered 41 Follower%20of%20Islam's gravatar image

yes muslim is allowed to eat flesh. but y we must kill innocent animal if we can find vegs easy? vegs is also hv much protein

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answered 10 azizah's gravatar image

actually Islam is true religion. AND IF YOU KNOW BIOLOGY YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT MEAT CAN BE EATEN WITHOUT COOKING AND CAN BE DIGEST EASILY BY HUMAN BEING.OUR STOMACH IS DESIGNED FOR SO. NOTHING IN ISLAM IS DOUBTFUL EVERYTHING EITHER FOR AND PRACTICE THE INSTRUCTIONS WHICH ARE ISSUED BY ISLAM IS PERFECT ACCORDING TO MODERN SCIENCE.

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