Praise be to Allaah.
The Muslim has to be careful with regard to
this matter, and try to ensure that his food, drink and clothing are
halaal. It is well known that meat slaughtered by idol-worshippers such
as atheists and Sikhs etc., who are not Jews or Christians, is not permitted
for us to eat.
One of us Muslims could do the actual
slaughtering, and then hand the carcass over to someone else to skin
it and cut it up.
Written by ‘Abd al-Lateef.
If it is slaughtered by a Muslim or
one of the People of the Book (a Jew or Christian), that is fine. If
it is slaughtered by someone else, then we should not eat it. If it
is slaughtered in an abattoir where there are followers of various religions,
including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Communists and apostates
from Islam, and it is not known who has slaughtered the meat that is
on offer, then it should not be eaten. And Allaah knows best.