A Fatwa has been issued against KFC by a dargah in Bareilly as it says that the non-vegetarian items sold there was not halal.
It is compulsory for Muslims to eat only halal and the food which is not halaal is not fit for consumption as it is considered food obtained via sinful means.
The Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat has lashed out against the KFC outlet based in Bareilly and said that many in India are not following the Islamic tenets while serving the food.
As per The Indian Express, the Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat also had issues with the way the food was being processed at KFC. It said that if the meat is even processed ‘away from the eyes of Muslims’ then it is also haram!
He further said that if the meat is not prepared by a Muslim then also it makes it unfit for Muslim consumption.
In short, the jobs of preparing the meat at KFC must be given to Muslims to make it halal for Muslim consumers to eat here.
This is the same Dargah which had issued a fatwa against the game Pokemon Go as it felt that it was anti-Islam and promoted devil’s own schemes and violence.
Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat is the most respected shrine for followers of the Barelvi sect of Sunni Islam and is widely considered to be amongst the moderate factions.
Halal is a lucrative business and its market is increasing by the day with halal food and lifestyle industry set to touch USD 3 Trillion by 2018. The industry covers everything including makeup items and clothes that are marked as halal for the consumers which are interested in buying only halal goods. KFC and many other organizations have often come under scanner for doing halal food in the west, but perhaps it is the first time it has come under the scanner for not doing halal. In short, be it any side, it is the business that suffers!