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Is it necessary to face the Qiblah whilst slaughtering an animal?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

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

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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