In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
Eat Meat by Zehra Parvani
Many of the people love to eat meat, they eat different meat items
according to their affordability but this becomes evident after Eid
ul Azha. This Eid recalls us the sacrifice of Hazrat Abraham (A.S)
and Muslims slaughter cattles to tribute this event and then
distribute the meat to their relatives, neighbors and unaffordable.
Lets have an eye on what is a meat????
Meat is animal flesh that is used as food. This flesh consists of
muscle, associated fat , other tissues and organs.
Allowed and Forbidden (Haram and Halal)
The consumption of meat has various traditions and rituals
associated with the concepts of haram and halal.
Sources of Meat in Islamic Countries
Following animals are used to obtain meat in Islamic Countries:
Sources of Meat in Non Islamic Countries
Whale and Dolphin
And other sources that are used in Islamic Countries
Red and White Meat
Red meat is red when raw and not white when cooked. It includes
the meat from all mammals. Whereas, white meat or light meat refers
to the lighter-colored meat of poultry and fish and it becomes
white on cooking.
Meat is Nutritious
Meat has following essential nutrients that are important for
growth and development.
Fats (depends on type of meat)
Meat is produced by killing the animal and cutting the desired
flesh out of it. These procedures are called slaughter and
Islam and Slaughtering
Its a religion ritual in Islam that every year cattles are
slaughter on Eid- ul -Azha to recall the sacrifice by the Islamic
Other Way Round
However, the other means of getting the meat is killing the
animal by shooting them with gun or by letting them out of oxygen
The spoilage of meat occurs anytime and it becomes poisonous or
infectious. However, refrigeration, salting and smoking can reduce
the risk of spoiling and can preserve the meat.
Four healthy rules to preserve meat and prevent disease are:
Clean thoroughly the meet, the area where it cuts and cooks
Cook it thoroughly
Cover it properly
Chill the meat
Meat and Health
Over consumption of meat is harmful for health as it can cause
obesity, heart disease, constipation and cancers of the lung,
esophagus, liver, and colon. In contrast, adequate meat intake
provides immunity to body and its good for bodys healing and