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HALAL DHABH/ZABIHA (animal slaughter) FOR TRUE HALAL MEAT
HALAL DHABH is the method practiced by the final prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) who is our model and our teacher, especially when he warned us in a Hadith before that he will FIGHT all those who do not do exactly Dhabh like him.
THE PROPHETIC ONLY HALAL METHOD OF DHABH:
-At time of Dhabh, the animal has to be fully alive, fully conscious and able to hear, and not stressed at all(but relaxed and calm);
-Knife not to be sharpened in front of the animal
-The animal should not see or witness the slaughter of other animals
-The animal to be handled gently by man’s hands(manual hand slaughter/not machine), without been pushed or kicked or hit.
Before we do Dhabh, we are asking the permission of ALLAH to do this act of animal slaughter or killing .
Halal Dhabh and Halal meat is one way to worship ALLAH and is a spiritual and a rewarding act .
One should THANK ALLAH for having this highly nutritious food.
THE PROPHETIC METHOD OF DHABH:
-Holding the animal in a comfortable calm position
-Cutting the throat by one swift/cut by using a very sharp, very clean and long knife
-While mentioning TASMIAH(bismillah, ALLAH Akbar)/in the Name of ALLAH, ALLAH is greater.
-Making sure to cut:
The major blood vessels(Carotids and Jugulars),the Oesophagus, the Trachea but without cutting the Spinal cord
-Without the use of any stunning techniques(Torture techniques?),before or after the cut
-Then to leave the animal to die peacefully(physiological death), naturally and without any interference or handling till he/she becomes completely MOTIONLESS.
All efforts should be done before and after, to avoid the animal/meat from been contaminated by any porcine substance or any filth.
Dr A Majid Katme : [email protected]