Is Mcdonald’s Halal or not? That is an important question for millions of Muslims who have access to Mcdonald’s. The answer to this question may vary from country to country or even from restaurant to restaurant.
No McDonald’s food in the UK is Halal. On the McDonald’s UK website the company clearly states they do not have any plans to offer Halal food on their menu in the UK.
A spokesperson for the fast-food giant has revealed why UK McDonald’s does not offer halal food.
They said: “We have conducted a Halal trial in a restaurant in Southall.
“We learned that Halal certified food is popular with only a very small percentage of our customers, and to offer it in all our restaurants would require significant changes to our kitchen procedures and supply chain.
“As a result, we decided against offering Halal food in the U.K. for the time being.”
Other countries have their own rules and laws regarding the ways animals can be slaughtered, butchered, served, and monitored. So, whether the Mcdonald’s food in your country is Halal or Haram. You need to ask your local Imam to get the answer.
A basic principle in Islam is that everything is halal in daily life until it is proven to be haram.
According to the wife of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) any time there was a choice in a matter, our Prophet (pbuh) always took the easiest way. And he did not want to make our deen (way of life in Islam) difficult.
There are some very important basic principles to keep in mind when we talk about our daily lives and what is forbidden (haram) and what is permissible (halal). First, the principle in Islam is not to make things difficult and to take the middle path.
So, as far as the question of the permissibility of Mcdonalds for Muslims is concerned the answer is – ‘YES’ and ‘NO’
What if the restaurant is located in a Muslim country where the Halal restrictions are in place, or if it is owned by righteous Muslims who claim they follow the rules of thabihah (halal slaughter and processing), is it halal?
Yes, it is halal for you, inshallah.
For the record, there are many places in non-Muslim countries, even in the U.S. and Canada – where you can eat at a McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or other famous fast-food chains, and enjoy a perfectly halal meal – Really!
What if it is not located in a Muslim-majority country, but it is owned by responsible Muslims?
– Absolutely yes. If Muslims tell you they are offering you meat, you should not even question it. This is confirmed from the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him).
McDonald’s in Malaysia offers halal food in many of its restaurants if not all. But, as said earlier, you may be able to get the best answer to the question of whether Mcdonald’s is Halal is by asking your local Imam or confirming it with the restaurant staff. If yes, just ask them the proof of Halal certification.