We Need To End Eid Slaughter

July 30, 2020

I’d like to share a few quick thoughts this Eid-ul Adha. I’m not going to discuss the devastating impact raising and killing animals is having on the animals and environment. This is detailed in the article Don’t Kill An Animal This Eid. Please familiarize yourself with it if you would like a little background as to why I strongly feel it is highly irresponsible and negligent to continue this practice…


Why Did God Allow Killing Animals?

February 28, 2020

  A question that often comes up from both Muslim, non-Muslim, and even ex-Muslim vegans is, “why did God allow humans to kill animals? “Why would God create something that can feel pain and suffer then allow you to harm it?! Any ideology that allows killing can’t be from God!” Many struggle with this, questioning why The Most Merciful would permit us to do something that, to our perceptions, isn’t…


God Did Not Order Abraham To Kill His Son

August 17, 2018

As another Eid-ul-Adha arrives, the issue of mass animal sacrifice has once again become a point of debate among both Muslim vegans and non. Some Muslims insist killing animals must be done to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s experience. The story goes like this: Prophet Abraham was told by God in a dream to sacrifice his son Ismael (Isaac according Christendom). So as he was about to do it, God at the…


Muslims Should Stop Eating Animals

stop sign in pasture
March 20, 2018

There is no reason why Muslims should kill and eat animals today.  That statement may unsettle many readers causing a flurry of textual references from the Qu’ran and/or hadith to justify their position. However, I did not say Islam doesn’t permit it under certain circumstances. I’m contending there is no valid reason to do it today and if you bear with me, I’ll furnish my thoughts on precisely why I…


Living Vegan: Benefits to Health and Spirituality

December 21, 2017

Eat of the good things which We have provided for you. (Quran 2:172)   Eat of what is lawful and wholesome on the earth. (Quran 2:168) He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. (Quran 16:11) It is an Islamic commandment, direct from the Holy Quran, that we should consume…


A Letter To The Newly Vegan Muslim

December 5, 2017

By: the Raggamuslims As salaamu alaykum and welcome!  We’ve been waiting for you.  Your reasons for arriving to this point may be varied.  Perhaps an emotional documentary stirred a sensitivity to animal cruelty in your heart.  Maybe health challenges arose that merited a plant-based diet or possibly the environmental pollution attributed to the meat and dairy industry has overwhelmed you.  No matter what path brought you to this point, welcome….


Open Letter To Anti Vegan Family Members

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November 29, 2017

“If you don’t eat meat, you’re being sinful!” “It’s haram not to eat meat!” “You are disobeying God!” “Who’s going to marry you like this?!” If you’ve made any of these type of statements towards your family member who chose a vegan lifestyle, you need a serious reality check. Not only are these patently false but they typify the kind of religious and cultural bullying that occurs within many Muslim…


Muslims; Go Vegan & Stop Being Part Of The Problem

November 25, 2017

Yes. We must set the example of how to be responsible global citizens and stop our heedlessness, gluttony and excuse making. Today we as a species are in the worst position in human history.  15,000 scientists from 184 different countries just signed “a warning to humanity” about the growing threats we face and not surprisingly; most of the problems listed:  Climate change Deforestation Species extinction Loss of access to clean water…