CONDITIONS AND METHODOF HALAL SLAUGHTERING MOHAMMED IHSAN WWW.WAY2HALAL.COM
INTRODUCTIONThis few Slides will give you small introduction about theconditions and methods need to follow while you slaughter ananimal.Dhabh is a clearly defined method of killing an animal for the solepurpose of making its meat fit for human consumption.The word dhabh in Arabic means purification or renderingsomething good or wholesome.The dhabh method is also called dhakaat in Arabic, which meanspurification or making something complete.
Conditions and Method of Slaughtering The Slaughter Person The Instrument The Cut The Invocation
THE SLAUGHETER PERSONThe person performing the act of Stunning TheAnimal must be of sound mind and an adultMuslim.The person can be of either sex. If a person lacks orloses the competence through intoxication or loss ofmental abilities, he or she may not perform Halalslaughter.
THE INSTRUMENTThe knife used to perform Stunning TheAnimal must be extremely sharp to facilitatequick cutting of the skin and severing of bloodvessels to enable the blood to flow immediatelyand quickly, in other words, to bring about animmediate and massive hemorrhage.
THE INSTRUMENT (CONTD)PBUH is reported to have forbidden the use of aninstrument that killed the animal by cutting its skinbut not severing the jugular vein. It is also a traditionnot to sharpen the knife in front of the animalabout to be slaughtered.
THE CUTThe incision should be made in the neck at somepoint just below the glottis and the base of theneck. Traditionally, camels used to be slayed bymaking an incision anywhere on the neck. Thisprocess is called nahr, which means spearing thehollow of the neck.
THE CUT (CONTD)With modern restraining methods and stunningtechniques, this procedure might not be appropriateany longer. The trachea and the esophagus must becut in addition to the jugular veins and the carotidarteries. The spinal cord must not be cut. The head istherefore not to be severed completely.
THE INVOCATIONTasmiyyah or invocation means pronouncing the name of Godby saying Bismillah (in the name of Allah) or Bismillah AllahuAkbar (in the name of God, God is Great) before cutting theneck. Opinions differ somewhat on the issue ofinvocation, according to three of the earliest jurists.According to Imam Malik, if the name of God is notmentioned over the animal before slaughtering, the meat ofsuch animal is haram or forbidden, whether one neglects tosay Bismillah intentionally or unintentionally.
THE INVOCATION (CONTD)According to the jurist Abu Hanifah, if one neglectsto say Bismillah intentionally, the meat is haram; ifthe omission is unintentional, the meat is halal.According to Imam Shaf ’ii, whether one neglects tosay Bismillah intentionally or unintentionally beforeslaughtering, the meat is halal so long as the personis competent to perform dhabh (Khan, 1991).
References Book :- HALAL FOOD PRODUCTION (Mian N. Riaz ,Muhammad M. Chaudry)