Let’s say a cow died with no visible sign that she was attacked by an animal or snake and is likely the cause of heart attack. Or a sheep dies because she tangles her neck in the room and as a result dies. Is that cow or sheep halal or haram?
I am asking this question because a cow or a sheep is worth a lot and is a source of food. There are misconception in Islam. Many people believe that cows scarified by Christian are haram but they are actually halal. I am looking for a reference which can say this is explicitly haram or halal or there is strong evidence for the verdict.
My point is, since the cow died in a Muslim house and the Muslim family had no intention of not doing a proper sacrifice if they ever decided to sacrifice her for meat, would this be a valid reason that the cow be Halal? Are there similar cases that happened at the time of Muhammad (PBUH)?