SLAUGHTERING METHOD

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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

halal-camel

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.

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IBADAH- IS IT THE SAME AS WORSHIP? By Kashif Ahmed Shehzada

The Arabic (Qur’anic) word ‘Ibadah’, comes from the word ‘Abd’ which means ‘Slave’ or ‘Servant’ i.e. a person who demonstrates complete obedience to the Laws and commands of his master.[Al-Mawrid,Eng-Arabic Dictionary, pp 863,Al-Asri Eng-Arabic Dictionary, pp 701,A Dictionary & Glossary of the Koran by John Penrice, pp 94 etc]

Thus ‘Ibadah’ means “to be a slave or servant of-” i.e. “to be obedient to the laws of-” or “to accept the sovereignty of”

Let us see how this word has been used in the Qur’an itself and what meaning do the Ayat of Qur’an give to the concepts underlying ‘Ibadah’:

In the Qur’an it is mentioned that when Moses and Haroon delivered the Message of God to the people of Pharaoh their people replied (And their reply establishes the meaning of the word ‘Ibadat’ ‘Abada’ etc):

[23:47] They said, “Shall we believe for two men whose people are our SLAVES (AA’BI-DOON)?”

Above verse establishes the meaning of “Aa’bi-doon” as ‘Slaves’. The people of Pharaoh had enslaved the Bani Israel and had made them obedient to the dictatorial rule of Pharaoh, further more this meaning is more clarified when Moses makes the following statement when confronting Pharaoh;

[26:22] “You are boasting that you did me a favor, while ENSLAVING (ABU’DAT) the Children of Israel!”

In the above verses ‘Aa’bid’ has been shown to mean ‘Slave’ while ‘Abada’, ‘to enslave’. To be kept in mind that a slave is one who is obedient to his master and shows subservience to his laws. Now at many places in the Quran the above words have occurred [‘Ibadah’;’Abid’;’Abd’ etc] so where ever this word occurs then it means subservience or obedience, i.e. accepting the sovereignty and authority. The main message of the Qur’an is that obedience and authority in all human affairs should be only of Allah’s laws and not that of any human being. This is clarified at many places in the Qur’an. We are reminded;

[18.110] “Say: I am only a mortal like you; it is revealed to me that your god is one God, therefore whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, AND NOT ASSOCIATE ANY ONE IN THE SUBSERVIENCE (IBAD’ATI)  OF HIS SUSTAINER.”

In above ayah it is said that we should not include any one in the ‘Ibadat’ or Subservience of Allah, i.e. we have to follow and be obedient only to the Laws of Allah (The Qur’an), and should not include anyone’s authority upon ourselves except that of Allah’s. This is further clarified in the following verse when it is clearly emphasized that Allah does not include anyone in his Laws and His laws are to be obeyed in purity;

[18.26] “…and He associates in His government (HUKMIHI), no one.”

Compare the arabic of the two verses quoted above.[18:110 & 18:26]

This concept of obedience of only the Laws of Allah is further clarified in the following verse when it is said;

[3.79] “It is not meet for a HUMAN BEING that Allah should give him the Book and the wisdom and prophet-hood, then he should say to MANKIND: Be Subservient to me (IBAD’AN LI) rather than Allah; but rather (he would say): Become sustenance providers (to mankind)  because of your teaching the Book and your studying (it yourselves).”

It is confirmed in the above verse that obedience and subservience is due to Allah alone, and not to any human being, no matter how high a status he may occupy.

The following verse again confirms that for Allah’s ‘Ibadat’ the obedience is of only the laws of Allah and no one else;

[12:40] “…Surely the Government (HUKM) is for none but Allah; He has commanded that you shall not be subservient to (TA’BUDU) aught but Him; that is the established ‘Deen’ but most of Mankind do not know”

Above verses are very clear in describing that:

(a) Allah does not associate any one in his ‘Hukm’ i.e. Government.
(b) ‘Ibadat’ or subservience is only to Allah,ie we have to obey the laws of Allah and not any human being.

Now how we become subservient to Allah’s laws?, and accept his Authority (Hukm) in our affairs is clarified in the following verse;

[6.114] “Shall I then seek a Governor (HAKAM’AN) other than Allah? When He it is Who has revealed to you the Book (which is) detailed; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Sustainer with truth, therefore you should not be of those who doubt.”

The above verse says that we have to seek Allah as a lawmaker by accepting his fully detailed Book, thus it confirms that the Government or Authority of Allah is established in human affairs by obedience to his Book, and not by obeying any individual, or group of people, i.e. Dictators, Parliaments, Theocracy etc. Allah does not communicate with us directly but has sent His revelation in the form of Qur’an which establishes His laws in our lives.

Furthermore “Ibadat” or subservience to Allah is not limited to certain activities only but encompasses all spheres of human life, be they matters of social, economic or any other nature. Quran has guidance for all matters requiring guidance and obedience to laws of Allah has to be in every facet of society. There is no separation between the worldly or spiritual according to Quran, i.e. take the following verse:

[4:29] “O you who believe, do not consume each others’ properties illicitly – only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.”

If a person keeps the above given principle while conducting his business then he is being a ‘Slave’ or ‘Abd’ of Allah as he is being obedient to the Laws of Allah, and is not seeking his man made law in conducting his economic affairs. In other words he is accepting the sovereignty of Allah in matters of
his life.

Similarly for other social dealings, etc when we are passing judgment through the Book of Allah, then we are accepting the sovereignty of Allah in human affairs.

The laws of Allah are for all levels of life and not restricted to a few obligations only. ‘Ibadat’ of Allah is in every department, and people who do not govern their lives in accordance with the laws of Allah (Which is the Quran) are identified as;

[5:44] “…Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD’s revelations are the disbelievers.”

From above verses the concept of ‘Ibadat’ is clarified as accepting the sovereignty of Allah in all matters of life and being subservient and obedient to His laws alone in all facets.

But unfortunately in many translations of the Quran this word “Ibadat” has been translated generally as ‘Worship’ and this has completely changed the concept of ‘Ibadat’ i.e. subservience and obedience to Allah alone, as given in the Quran and changed it with that existing in man-made religions. The term ‘Worship’ is not the correct representative of the Quranic word ‘Ibadat’.’Worship’ is defined as; “Homage or reverence paid to a deity, esp. in a formal service”-Oxford English Dictionary pp 1414

“Reverence offered to a divine being or supernatural power; also: an act of expressing such reverence: a form of religious practice with its creed and ritual”-Websters English Dictionary

‘Worship’ is not being obedient and subservient to the laws of God but it is just the reverence paid to a deity through the formalistic performance of some rituals and customs. Worship is what is known in the Urdu language as ‘Pooja’ and ‘Parastish’.

If you observe and study the Religions of the world you will see that ‘Worship’ is the name of a private relationship between a worshiper and the object of worship and is an expression of an internal feeling paying homage to a deity through some rituals or performances. When a Hindu goes to a temple he is going there for worship, same as Jews in a synagogue and Zoroastrians in their fire temples etc.

They don’t go to their places of worship to take guidance or become subservient to the laws of God in every matters of life, but they go there to perform some rituals under the hope that these rituals and creeds are what is required to get ‘Salvation’ in the hereafter, and usually when the worship is completed they go back to their daily activities and govern their matters of life in accordance with their self made laws and standards.

In ‘worship’ (not ‘Ibadat’), every worshipper, be he a member of any religion is under the assurance that he is on the right and has internal satisfaction that he has performed his duties. There is no objective and external way to ascertain if the ‘worship’ of that person is producing results or not. However a society which follows Quranic laws and are subservient to the law of Allah, their progress can be measured and observed objectively. (How this is done? Is a separate issue requiring in depth analysis from some verses, which I’ll discuss some time later)

Total subservience to the Laws of Allah in all matters of life. That is what is called ‘Ibadah’.

By translating ‘Ibadah’ as worship the essence of Quranic laws is not conveyed in its correct form.

People who uphold the sovereignty of Allah in their life are called in the Qur’an as “Ibad Allah” and these are the group of people who enter into “al-Jannah”.

The Qur’an informs us very clearly that the very purpose of our creation is that no human should make any other human his subject, but subjection and subservience is due to Allah’s laws only, willingly and on merit.

[51.56] “And I have not created the jinn and Ins except that they should serve Me.”

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TALKING STONE AND TREE!

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

 The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

Sahih Muslim 2922

Book 41, Hadith 6985

https://sunnah.com/muslim/54/105

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JURAIJ, CURSE OF HIS MOTHER AND SPEAKING BABY!

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger said, “There was an Israeli man called Juraij, while he was praying, his mother came and called him, but he did not respond to her call. He said (to himself) whether he should continue the prayer or reply to his mother. She came to him the second time and called him and said, “O Allah! Do not let him die until he sees the faces of prostitutes.” Juraij used to live in a hermitage. A woman said that she would entice Juraij, so she went to him and presented herself (for an evil act) but he refused. She then went to a shepherd and allowed him to commit an illegal sexual intercourse with her and later she gave birth to a boy. She alleged that the baby was from Juraij. The people went to Juraij and broke down his hermitage, pulled him out of it and abused him. He performed ablution and offered the prayer, then he went to the male (baby) and asked him; “O boy! Who is your father?” The baby replied that his father was the shepherd. The people said that they would build for him a hermitage of gold but Juraij asked them to make it of mud only.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2483

Vol. 3, Book 43, Hadith 662

http://sunnah.com/bukhari/46/43

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MARRIAGE IS PART OF MY SUNNAH I WILL BOAST OF YOUR GREAT NUMBERS

MAN MADE HADITHS WHICH ARE ANTI-POPULATION CONTROL

I WILL BOAST OF YOUR GREAT NUMBERS BEFORE THE NATIONS!

It was narrated from Aishah that:

the Messenger of Allah said: “Marriage is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my sunnah has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I will boast of your great numbers before the nations. Whoever has the means, let him get married, and whoever does not, then he should fast for it will diminish his desire.”

Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)

Sunan Ibn Majah

Book 9, Hadith 1919

https://sunnah.com/urn/1261630

I WILL BOAST OF YOUR GREAT NUMBERS!

Narrated Ma’qil bin Yasar:

 It was narrated that Ma’qil bin Yasar said: “A man came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘I have found a woman who is from a good family and of good status, but she does not bear children, should I marry her?’ He told him not to. Then he came to him a second time and he told him not to (marry her). Then he came to him a third time and he told him not to (marry her), then he said: ‘Marry the one who is fertile and loving, for I will boast of your great numbers.'”

Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)

Sunan an-Nasa’i

Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3229

https://sunnah.com/nasai/26/32

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