Q: A company in Canada claims to sell Halal meat. This is their process according to their website “Zabiha halal halal process our halal process. We have a duty to you. That is why we will never compromise on our strict adherence to Halal requirements. To ensure this, all of our Halal processes are completed and overseen by a team of Muslim blessers. The blesser begins by reciting Allah’s name and Tasmiah (Bismillah Allahu Akbar). The blessers continue to repeat this Tasmiah during the entire production. At the point of slaughter, a highly accurate, rotary knife blade precisely severs the respiratory tract, esophagus, jugular vein and arteries, leaving the head attached. The spinal cord is left undamaged and the nervous system still unharmed to ensure complete bleeding out. A backup Muslim slaughterer is on hand to ensure that there is no gap in the live blessings, and that every bird is accurately slaughtered.” Is this process halal/permissible?
A: It seems to be correct provided 3 or all 4 arteries are severed while the animal is alive.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)