What is the ruling on slaughtering an edible animal for a guest?

Question 272: What is the ruling on slaughtering a sacrifice for a guest since Allaah (Exalted be He) says, …and that on which Allaah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, (that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allaah ?

Answer: Slaughtering a sacrifice for a guest is lawful as long as Allaah’s Name is mentioned on slaughtering it. The idea that it is offered to others besides Allaah is totally wrong, as the slaughterer does not intend to slaughter it to get nearer to the guest, but he slaughters itand Allaah’s Name is mentioned while slaughtering just to offer it as food to the guest. It is like the animal you slaughter to feed your family.... read more here.

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