Q. Is it necessary to face the Qiblah whilst slaughtering an animal?
A. It is Mustahab (preferable) for a person slaughtering an animal and for the animal that is being slaughtered to face the Qiblah whilst slaughtering. (Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyyah 6/134)
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
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