Salam to all,
Allah made mankind above the rest of His creation, according to the Quran. He made mankind for one purpose to serve Him, to be His vicegerent on earth.
In every aspect of life, a Muslim seeks guidance from Allah, who has given man ability to not just fulfill his duty but to exceed in it, if he/she is sincere and truthful in their effort.
There are rules and regulations based on mercy, love and justice that are the foundation of Islamic teachings that came from the All Knowing.
After establishing man on earth, God subjected many of His creation under his authority, and educated him to how to be with them.
For eating God made some animals lawful and some unlawful. Those that were made lawful were to be slaughtered in a prescribed way which God taught us through the prophets (pbut). Through Islam God, reinstated and taught us again
to how to perform this act, of taking a life of an animal for eating.
I happen to run across this video, and wanted to share, as it is such a common thing for those of us who eat meat, but never realize how an animal is properly slaughtered.
Islam is a beautiful religion every act is properly done as the instructions come from the All Knowing. We all eat animals, but don't want to see how animals are killed, how their life is taken. In many parts of the world these animals are either electrocuted, drowned, knocked on the head till unconscious, shot in the head and so on, not in Islam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHC9liKYdYM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHC9liKYdYM
39:64 Proclaim: Is it some one other than God that you order me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"