THE REASONS AGAINST THE USE OF ANY TYPE OF STUNNING FOR TRUE HALAL DHABH (PROPHETIC) FOR TRUE HALAL TAYYIB MEAT
-Medical studies (EEG studies)( & common sense) have shown the CRUELTY and the PAIN and the suffering to the animal do occur if the animal is stunned?
-Medical physiological knowledge about the effects of the cut/Dhabh on the animal(blood vessels/blood/brain sensation) have proved that it is “PAINLESS”
This is explained easily by understanding the physiology of the act of the Zabiha/cut and the effects on the brain/blood pressure/sensation..(a little medical knowledge will help)
–MANY MUHARRAMAT(Forbidden) DO RESULT FROM STUNNING:-Stunning have been found to KILL some animals especially the poultry(about 33% before Dhabh)/according to FAWC .This is MITAH (Dead animal before Dhabh)and haram to eat.(unfortunately they all mixed together?) -Stunning causes less bleeding out and “Salt and Pepper haemorrhage” inside the meat? So Muslims are consuming BLOOD which is forbidden in Islam and very unhealthy too.
According to medical studies:
The electricity of stunning do cause the rupture of the small blood vessels/capillaries INSIDE THE MEAT , called scientifically: “SALT AND PEPPER HAEMORRHAGE” so the blood( which is unseen) is consumed with the meat.???-Stunning makes the meat NOT TAYYIB/NOT NATURAL/NOT WHOLESOME , as it disrupts the natural chemical formula/ingredients of the meat which is normally healthy to eat
If the animal was not stunned.-Captive Bolt pistol to stun the cows have been found to spread BSE/Mad cow disease Many states in the US have stopped using it -Scientific medical studies have shown the importance of hearing the Name of ALLAH(Tasmiah) at time of Dhabh by the animal who should be fully conscious and fully hearing . It was found that TASMIAH acts like tranquilliser/sedative to both: the animal and the slaughterman and PURIFY the meat from germs/bacteria ! In stunning: the animal is unconscious and can not hear.??? -Almost all Muftis Muslim scholars and Ulamas have given the FATAWAS against the use of stunning, in a poll done by HMC : at least about 90% of Muftis/Ulamas and scholars in the UK opposed stunning) -Stunning of the poultry is clearly prohibited in the Qur’an, as the heads of the innocent chickens are forcibly immersed in electrified water bath??? Some chickens will die from STRANGULATION( MUNQUANIQAH )/drowning which is mentioned in the Qur’an.
The government’s figures before: 33% of chickens die in stunning and before doing the cut
(now it is 41%) ?.-The OFFICIAL MUSLIM VIEW IN BRITAIN, Like the Muslim Council of Britain and hundreds of organisations and mosques… HALAL MEAT IS THE ONE WHICH CAME FROM UNSTUNNED ANIMALS( Through PROPHETIC method of Dhabh/Religious slaughter) -Dhabh without stunning is LEGAL in Britain and we Muslims(as well as the Jews) have been given exemption from using stunning(WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE THIS LAW AND FACILITY HERE IN BRITAIN)
-Many HEALTH HAZARDS have been found in stunned animals:Consumption of blood,BSE/Mad Cow disease , Unhealthy meat etc…
Besides, the animals going for stunning in the abattoirs suffer today from a lot of STRESS/ANXIETY AND FEAR….which was found medically to give us “poisonous” unhealthy meat!
-The same method of DHABH/Zabiha was practiced by all Prophets of ALLAH : Abraham/Moses/Jesus and Muhammad(peace be upon them)…The same HUMANE method.
Jesus peace be upon him, ate only KOSHER/HALAL meat( from unstunned animal)
We are with all technology,animal welfare,hygiene and regulations ..but the ACT OF Religious slaughter/ZABIHA is holy/divine and fixed permanently for all times and no one have the right to change it/interfere with it or adopt any western method of animal slaughter.-Alhamdulillah the Muslim consumers in Britain/Europe/abroad have waken up to the importance of eating true halal meat without the use of stunning(MORE MUSLIM CONSUMERS DEMANDING IT) ,as shown in the National licensing/stamping of unstunned animals by the organisation:
Halal Monitoring Committee(HMC): Website: www.halalmc.org
-More important , the final prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) has said in an authentic Hadith/saying :Narrated by Anas Bib Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they ………………. “and slaughter as we slaughter”/Zabiha, then their blood and property will be sacred to us….
At the end of the Hadith ,The prophet Muhammad(pbuh) mentioned that THE MUSLIM is the one who prays like us and eats our Zabiha”(unstunned meat)
Ref: Sahih Al Bukhari 1:8:387
The 3 million British Muslims( and the Jews) like to KEEP the law as it is now.
We all should have the international humane RELIGIOUS RIGHT to practice our religion.
ALL TYPES OF STUNNING SHOULD BE OPPOSED FOR A LOT OF REASONS:
-Humane / animal welfare reasons
-Safety reasons(no electricity/no bullets/no pistol…)
-Practicality/simplicity reasons…Can be done easily without too many equipments
– And Legal reasons according to the law in Britain: Is LEGAL for Muslims to do their religious slaughter for Halal meat without stunning.
SOME WEBSITES AGAINST STUNNING:
-www.unstunnedhalal.com-www.halalmc.co.uk or www.halalmc.org-www.iccservices.org.uk(regent Park mosque)-www.iccuk.org -www.mcb.org.uk -www.thingsnotsaid.org -Jewish website: www.chechitauk.org
Dr Abdul Majid Katme(MBBCH,DPM) Ex-President:Islamic Medical Association/UK on HALAL ZABIHA for Halal meat Medical/health Researcher on the Prophetic method of Dhabh and stunning Weekly TV Presenter of an Islamic Health show in London
Weekly radio broadcaster
MY MEDICAL STUDY ON STUNNING
Presented by Dr. Abdul Majid Katme, (Chairman of the Islamic Medical Association in the UK) at the UFAW(Universities Federation Animal Welfare) Symposium on Humane Slaughter and Euthanasia, held at the Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, on the 18th and 19th September, 1986.
-My published medical study on stunning on AL AZHAR website:
-A GOOD REFERENCE IN THE UK:The famous book by the late Dr Ghulam M Khan (Founder
Ex-President of the Islamic Medical Association/UK):
AL-DHABH: Slaying Animals :The Islamic Way
Tel no: 0044 7944 240 622
NB: I am available for talks/interview(tv/radio…)