SLAUGHTERING METHOD APPLICABLE TO ANIMALS AND BIRDS
Water should be offered to the animal/bird before slaughter, and it should not be slaughtered when hungry.
The knife should be hidden from the animal/bird, and slaughtering should be done out of sight of other animals/birds waiting to be slaughtered.
Animals/Birds should be killed in a comfortable way. Unnecessary suffering/injuries to them must be avoided.
The knife should be re-sharpened before slaughter.
The animal/bird to be slaughtered must be from the categories that are permitted for Muslims to eat.
The animal/bird must be alive at the time of slaughter.
The animal/bird must be laid on the ground before slaughtering (Except Camel).
The animal/bird must be slaughtered by the use of a sharp knife. Incision made in neck the front (chest) to the back with simultaneous recitation of the name of Allah. The windpipe (throat), food-tract (oesophagus) and the two jugular veins must be cut.
The head of the animal/bird must not be cut off during slaughtering but later after the animal/bird is completely dead, even the knife should not go deep into the spinal cord.
Skinning or cutting any part of the animal/bird is not allowed before the animal/bird is completely dead.
SLAUGHTERING RULES FOR CAMEL ARE DIFFERENT
Camel slaughtered by method known as ‘nahr’.
Involves piercing throat with sharp, spear-like instrument WHILE STANDING.
Blood streams out, bleeding makes animal fall lifeless to the ground.
22:36 And the Big-bodied/bulky animals, We have made them for you to be among the symbols (Shaairi) of God; in them (much) good for you. Then mentioned name of God over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), then you may eat from them and feed the needy and poor. It was thus that We have made them (Animals) in service to you, that you may be thankful.