PRE-SLAUGHTER STUNNING IS BRUTAL, SATANIC AND HARAAM
STUNNING – A BRUTAL ACT OF A BRUTAL SHAITAANI SYSTEM OF KILLING ANIMALS
In its fatwa on stunning animals before slaughtering, the Mufti of Darul Ifta Azaadville says:
“However, the wrongfulness of the act of stunning does not influence the lawfulness (Hillat) of the meat of the animal which was stunned, and does not necessarily mean that all stunned animals are Haraam to consume… If one is certain that the animal was indeed alive at the time of a proper Halaal slaughter, then the meat of such an animal will be Halaal to consume. On the other hand, if it is established that the animal was indeed dead at the time of slaughter, such an animal will be Haraam to consume…”
How will every man in the street be able to establish if the stunned animal/chicken was dead or alive at the time of the killing? Millions and millions of chickens are brutally killed daily. So how should Muslims establish what the mufti says in his fatwa?
This is a typical zig zag fatwa which is an art in which today’s muftis are adept. They excel in sitting on the fence. Neither are they here nor there. Not on this side nor on the other side. While a fatwa is for public consumption and for providing guidance to the masses, this fatwa of Azaadville simply compounds the issue and leaves the community in the limbo of ambiguity. It just does not offer any guidance whatsoever.
The only thing the mufti has done was to regurgitate technicalities from the Fiqh Kutub. Every Tom, Dick and Harry is fully aware of the Hanafi technicality that if there is life in an injured animal at the point of slaughter, the meat will be halaal although the Shaafi’ Math-hab differs with this view of the Hanafi Math-hab. According to the Shaafi’ Math-hab all the chickens and animals stunned -100% of them – are Haraam. The Shaafi’ definition of life in this context differs with the definition proffered by Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullah alayh).
Imaam Abu Yusuf (Rahmatullah alayh) and Imaam Muhammad (Rahmatullah alayh), who are next in rank to Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullah alayh) are in agreement with the Shaafi’ view which is also the view of the other Math-habs. An injury which for a certainty leads to the death of the animals is fatal. Such animals which never recover and will die as a consequence of stunning thus are haraam according to the Shaafi’ Math-hab and numerous of the Hanafi Fuqaha.