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Question # : 195


what is the opinion of the ulema of deoband in regards to the method used by many slaughterhouses where the animal are first rendered unconscious through various means of shock, like captive bolt, water bath stun etc and then slaughetered. Some Ulema who approve this method say that the method is islamic and okay. there are various studies that shows that animals die when they are given shock and in some cases causes other types of problems to the animal. is this type of slaughetring, where a delibrate shock given prior to slaughter an islamic method or un islamic? what is the ruling on consuming such meats where there remains a doubt that the animal may or may have not died because of this shock, mainly because the ulema who approve this do not individually check each and every animal but instead visit such slaughterhouses, once or twice in a year

Answer : 195

Published on: Apr 18, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 559/H=363/H)

If you are sure that in slaughter houses the shock given to the animal causes not only unconsciousness but the animal succumbs to the intensity of the shock, then the meat of such slaughter houses will not be allowed to consume. Also, slaughtering animals in this way is against Islamic slaughtering. Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahib (Karachi) has visited many slaughter houses of several countries and has observed the slaughter process personally, later based on his observations he wrote the Sharai rulings concerning such slaughtering in his book ?Fiqhi Maqalaat? (Vol. 4) in detail. This book is available in market. It is recommended that you study the book.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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