Sheikh I wanted to ask abt ruling on chickens blood ! Like my dad brought the chicken from the chicken slaughter shop ,after bringing home I see blood on the chicken ? I wanted to know whether that blood is najas or not !?
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The blood remaining within an animal’s veins, and/or any residue found on the skin of an animal post Zabīhah (slaughter), is considered Ṭāhir (pure).
The Fiqh of the Answer
The blood which is impure and impermissible, is that which is drained during the slaughtering process – This is what is intended by Al Dam Al Masfūh (flowing blood). ‘Allāmah Kāsānī in Al Badā’i (d.587 AH), Qādhī Khān (d.592 AH) in his Fatāwā, and As Sarakhsī (d.483 AH) in Al Mabsūt, amongst others have stated that the blood which remains in the veins and meat of the animal post slaughter, is not considered najis (impure) – as the prohibition of flowing blood does not extend to any remaining blood after draining.
To optimise bleed out at slaughter and reduce carcass and meat defects is a major goal of the meat processing industry, as improved bleeding can improve the quality of the meat during storage (Ali et al., 2007).
The transfer of harmful germs, bacteria and toxins, amongst other harmful substances are released through the slaughter and draining of the animal’s flowing and gushing blood. The most hygienic mode of mitigation is that of natural blood draining. Any remaining residue from draining may easily be washed and the poultry would cease to carry any further harmful elements.
And Almighty Allah Alone Knows Best
Maulana Ammar Y Badat
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وَمَا يَبْقَى مِنْ الدَّمِ فِي عُرُوقِ الذَّكَاةِ بَعْدَ الذَّبْحِ لَا يُفْسِدُ الثَّوْبَ وَإِنْ فَحُشَ. كَذَا فِي فَتَاوَى قَاضِي خَانْ وَكَذَا الدَّمُ الَّذِي يَبْقَى فِي اللَّحْمِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِمَسْفُوحٍ. هَكَذَا فِي مُحِيطِ السَّرَخْسِيِّ
وَمَا لَزِقَ مِنْ الدَّمِ السَّائِلِ بِاللَّحْمِ فَهُوَ نَجِسٌ. كَذَا فِي مُنْيَةِ الْمُصَلِّي
دَمُ الْكَبِدِ وَالطِّحَالِ لَيْسَ بِنَجِسٍ. كَذَا فِي خِزَانَةِ الْفَتَاوَى (الفتاوى الهندية )
في «فتاوى أبي الليث» رحمه الله: الدم يخرج من الكبد إن لم يكن من غيره متمكناً فيه فهو طاهر؛ لأن الكبد دم جامد وكذلك اللحم المهزول إذا قطع، فالدم الذي فيه ليس بنجس، هكذا حكي عن الفقيه أبي بكر رحمه الله (المحيط البرهاني)
وما يبقى في العروق واللحم طاهر لا يمنع جواز الصلاة وإن كثر لأنه ليس بمسفوح، ولهذا حل تناوله (البناية شرح الهداية)
الدَّمُ الَّذِي يَبْقَى فِي الْعُرُوقِ وَاللَّحْمِ بَعْدَ الذَّبْحِ طَاهِرٌ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِمَسْفُوحٍ وَلِهَذَا حَلَّ تَنَاوُلُهُ مَع اللَّحْمِ. (بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع)