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Anila Muhammad

Muslims for Progressive Values , Toronto Chapter

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Why So Surprised I'm A Muslim Vegetarian?

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.
04/23/2013 12:13 EDT
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Should Muslims Reconsider Animal Slaughter on Eid?

Friday, October 26th, marks the upcoming annual celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, which commemorates the story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael, is a day of celebration around the Muslim world. However, for millions of animals it is anything but a day for rejoicing as this day marks the beginning of ritual animal slaughter. Consider, that, the very act of involving ourselves in the ritual animal sacrifice places our earth at jeopardy. As Muslims, on Eid, and the rest of the year, should we not be mindful of whether continuing such a tradition is compatible with our Islamic responsibility to be care-takers of this earth?
10/26/2012 07:52 EDT