A Muslim may not partake of the meat of animals slaughtered by unbelievers other than the followers of earlier divine religions. This applies to Zoroastrians, idolaters, atheists and the like. Nor is it permissible to eat of their food that is mixed with such meat, including the sauce. The only exception is the case of absolute necessity that permits eating carrion. This ruling is issued by the Permanent Committee for Research and Fatwa in Saudi Arabia, and it is endorsed by Shaikh Abd al-Azeez ibn Baz.