ALL MUSLIMS IN THE UK AND IN THE WORLD:SHOULD OBEY AND FOLLOW THE FINAL PROPHET MUHAMMAD(pbuh) AND HIS PRACTICE IN HIS HUMANE METHOD OF DHABH/Zabiha(animal slaughter),WITHOUT the use of any stunning.
THE REASONS AGAINST THE USE OF ANY TYPE OF STUNNING FOR TRUE HALAL MEAT AND HALAL DHABH/SLAUGHTERING: -Medical 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 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)-Stunning have been found to KILL some animals especially the poultry(about 33% before Dhabh) .This is MITAH 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. -Stunning makes the meat NOT TAYYIB/not healthy , as it disrupts the natural chemical formula of the meat which is healthy to eat naturally/without stunning. -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 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, at least about 90% of Muftis/Ulamas and scholars in the UK opposed stunning, the rest asked for more research and information(we have a lot of evidences/Fatawas copies) -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 ) which is mentioned in the Qur’an.
The government’s figures before: 33% of chickens die in stunning and befor doing the cut
(now it is 41%).-The OFFICIAL MUSLIM VIEW IN BRITAIN, Like the Muslim Council of Britain and hundreds of organisations… HALAL MEAT IS THE ONE WHICH CAME FROM UNSTUNNED ANIMALS, -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…
-The same method of Zabiha was practiced by all Prophets of ALLAH : Abraham/Moses/Jesus and Muhammad(peace be upon them)…The same HUMANE method.
We are with all technology,animal welfare,hygiene and regulations ..but the ACT OF ZABIHA is holy/divine fixed permanently for all times and no Muslim have the right to change it/interfere with it or adopt any western method of animal slaughter.Narrated by Anas Bib Malik:-Alhamdulillah the Muslim consumers in Britain/Europe/abroad have waken up to the importance of eating true halal meat without the use of stunning(CONSUMERS) -More important , the final prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) has said in an authentic Hadith/saying :
Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till………………. “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)
Ref: Sahih Al Bukhari 1:8:387Can you imagine that our beloved prophet Muhammad will FIGHT you if you use stunning or change the Prophetic method of Dhabh in your way of animal slaughter? The Muslim consumers are wrong for not checking if the animal was stunned before slaughter and in making sure that their meat and chickens are TRULY HALAL to eat !
MUSLIMS HAVE A DUTY TO FOLLOW AND OBEY OUR BELOVED PROPHET MUHAMMAD(pbuh) ,the teacher, the model IN HIS HUMANE METHOD OF DHABH AND TO EDUCATE ALL NON MUSLIMS ABOUT OUR DIVINE METHOD ( In Judaism/Christianity and Islam) AND TO REQUEST THEM TO ADOPT IT FOR:
-Humane animal welfare reasons
-Safety reasons(no electricity/no bullets…
-Practicality/simplicity reasons…can be done easily in any hygienic place .
– And Legal reasons according to the law in Britain
WE APPEAL TO ALL HALAL BUSINESS COMPANIES TO GO BACK TO THE MERCIFUL PROPHET MUHAMMAD METHOD OF ZABIHA AND TO PRACTICE HIS HUMANE HEALTHY BLESSED TAYYIB METHOD FOR TRUE HALAL MEAT.
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) Spokesman :Islamic Medical Association/UK on HALAL ZABIHA / Halal meat Medical/health Researcher on the Prophetic method of Dhabh Weekly TV Presenter of an Islamic Health show in London
-My published medical study on stunning on AL AZHAR website:
-The famous book by 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…)