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Can a Muslim eat something cooked by a Hindu?

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September 12, 2011 2:54PM

Yes. Muslim food laws have nothing to do with who cooked the food. The only place where it matters is during the slaughter of an animal to be considered "halal" or "allowed". The slaughtering process involves uttering of some prayers, and hence generally only animals slaughtered by Muslims or Jews are considered Halal.

Apart from that, any one can cook food for a Muslim and the food stays "halal". Similarly, Muslims can sit together and share food with anyone.