Islamic Veg


In this short video, Dr Khaled Abou El Fadl discusses some of the problems with the modern meat industry, our moral and personal responsibility as Muslims, and explains why he eats a plant-based diet. 

The more I learned about the animal industry, the more my conscience has become unsettled and I feel it is not right to support this industry… The meat industry also contributes to pollution and I think as Muslims, we have an affirmative obligation to fight this and combat the destruction of the environment [which] is a very grave sin… Start thinking about alternatives and ways of avoiding supporting this inhumane industry, because I would be very worried that in the Hereafter, I would be asked about the inhumanity that the animals suffered and I wouldn’t have a response. And I don’t think telling Allah that I had a craving for meat will cut it.

Khaled Abou El Fadl speaking with The Usuli Institute