How Is Halal Meat Killed: Islam's Specific Method to Slaughter Animals

Halal by Editorial Staff (October 28, 02:16 AM)


Islam teaches what is permissible and forbidden (haram) meat to eat along with their means and method to slaughter the Halal animal. Slaughtering is an Islamic way to killing the animal to let its meat halal for Muslims to eat and use, where slaughtering in Arabic called Dhabiha or sometimes pronounced Zabihah.

So in Islamic Shariyah, there is a specific way to kill the halal animal that is Slaughtering. And in Islam, slaughtering has particular meaning and description which implies its method to undertake. In our previous articles, we’ve already mentioned how halal meat is killed (Slaughter) in Islam. For your convenient, we’re going to mention it again.

Slaughtering in Islamic terminology is said to be Dhabiḥah or Zabiha, an Arabic word, (ذَبِيْحَة) is the prescribed method of slaughtering all meat sources, excluding fish and other sea-life, per Islamic law. As Allah says in Quran.

"Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat (Arabic: maytatu), blood (Arabic: damu), the flesh of swine (Arabic: walahmu-lkhanziri) and that on which has been invoked the name of other than God that which has been killed by strangling or by a violent blow (Arabic: mawqudhatu) or by a headlong fall or by being gored to death; that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless you are able to slaughter it”

That is why; Islamic way of slaughtering the animal is simple, which in Arabic called Zabiha or Dhabiha. Excluding fish and other sea-life, Dhabiha is an Islamic method of slaughtering the animal. Islam teaches the specific method of slaughtering the chicken or any animal or bird which is halal. So, the chicken must be slaughter taking following things in account.

  1. A well-sharpened knife to make a swift.

  2. Deep incision that can cuts.

  3. Start cutting front of the throat, the carotid artery, windpipe, and jugular veins.

  4. While slaughtering name the Allah as, "in the name of God."

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