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Question: If an animal is applied electrical current for a few seconds to make it unconscious and then it is slaughtered in Islamic way of Halal Slaughter, would it be considered Halal? It is made scientifically sure that when the animal is slaughtered, it is alive and breathing. The current applied or electrical stunning, only make it immobile to save the struggle of both the animal and the slaughterer. According to the two main requirements of Halal Slaughter, the animal must be alive at the time of slaughter and maximum blood should be let out of the animal body. If we meet these two requirements even after applying current,the meat should be Halal. Do you agree?

Animals slaughtered in this way are considered as halall and therefore lawful for us to consume as long as they did not die before slaughter. This has been the position of the World Fiqh Council; for, after due deliberations they have concluded that stunning or applying electric shock to the animals before slaughter will not in themselves render the animals unlawful for Muslim consumption, as long as the animals are still alive while they were slaughtered. Of course, the slaughter thus made must fulfill conditions of halaal slaughter: the major arteries are to be cut with a sharp knife or instrument in such a way that the entire blood is drained off; the name of Allah should also be invoked at the time of slaughter.

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