It’s interesting that I came across this – because ironically enough, my husband and I were at McDonalds (I know, I know..) munching on our reconstituted animal protein and ‘cheese food’ the other day, debating this very issue.
Basically, the ‘facts’ I presented were:
– Since Islam is very pro-animal rights, wouldn’t it be technically BETTER for our souls to not consume animal flesh?
– If the Prophet (SAWS) were alive today, I somehow doubt he would consider even zabiha halal meat ‘Islamically halal‘ due to the heinous ‘living’ (and I use the term ‘living’ very loosely here) conditions of most of the animals before death.
– I’m sure the Prophet (SAWS) would probably also disapprove of the amount of animal products that we are consuming. (Never mind the sheer amounts of food and waste, in general!)
Anyway, please check out the blog post below for a much more in-depth overview from a Muslim vegan perspective: