I recently received this message on whatsapp:
A warning to those Intending to perform Umrah or Hajj
Mufti Abdullah Nana, the founding member of the Halal Advocates of America, says:
"I can personally verify that machine slaughtered chicken, meat not slaughtered by a Muslim, & doubtful meat is imported into Saudi Arabia.
The senior body of scholars in Saudi Arabia (the Hay'ah Kibaril Ulama) has formally issued a 50 page fatwa that all imported meat is haram.
It is a major travesty and perhaps a conspiracy that millions of Muslims that visit Makkah/Madinah every year are eating haram/doubtful food”
There are local hand slaughter suppliers, but only a small percentage.
90% of fast food chains (McDondalds, KFC etc) including Al-Baik use imported meat.
For reference, I have translated the detailed fatwa of the Hay'ah Kibaril Ulama (Body of Senior Scholars) as part of the following book:"
Mufti Taqi Uthmanis DBs Research including the above fatwa :
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But I can't verify or disprove this, Snopes doesn't seem to have anything, and the only website I can find associated with Mufti Nana is this which doesn't mention it.
Are imported, machine slaughtered meats served to pilgrims in Mecca?