Had a discussion with someone about machine-slaughtered chicken (the type where it is not possible to recite tasmiya on each animal and a muslim person is not slaugthering rather it is a machine and stunning takes place prior to slaughter). Now prominent Hanafi muftiyaan have given detailed fatwas that this type of slaughter is not allowed and the chicken would be impermissible to eat.
The question I received from the other person was something along the lines of that we often hear words and phrases like 'impermissible', 'not allowed to eat' etc. but can you call this haram? i.e. if the chicken was not slaughtered properly in the method mentioned above, where ulema said we can't eat it - can we use the term 'haram'?
Note: this was not a discussion of whether or not we can eat this, we absolutely agreed that we can't eat such meat - the question was simply about using the term 'haram'
Looking forward to your responses - particularly any ulema.