Stunning or shocking animal before slaughter according to law

Question ID: 27956

Asalamualaikum Mufti Saheb,

I am living in Sweden and according to the Swedish law an animal can be slaughtered for consumption only after it has been stunned-electric shock. we have an abattoir here where sheep are given electric shocks and then a Muslim brother slaughters the sheep the animal is still alive according to the brother who slaughters the sheep- with a knife according to Islamic rites. Many Muslim brothers have witnessed the process of slaughter and they consider the slaughter Halal for consumption for the local Muslim community . Please clarify if this meat is Halal.

. Tajamul

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Asked on November 15, 2008 12:00 am
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Our senior Ulema regard stunning to be detested, highly detested, highly abnormal, totally disliked
. But the end result the animal will be Halaal.

However by to lobby against stunning and this is cruelty to animals.

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Answered on November 15, 2008 12:00 am