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Question # : 14158

South Africa

Assalamu Alaikum Respected Ulamaa-e-Kiraam I will like to know the answers to the following Question in the light of the Shariah. 1. If a Thaabih (Slaughterer) says that he can not and does not read Tasmiyah on majority of the animals he slaughters. will it be correct for someone to say that he is talking lies and that the animals is Halaal? 2. Here in South Africa we have chicken plants that slaughter over 200 000 chickens daily. each slaughterer has to slaughter - 11000 chickens in a duration of 5 hours which slaughters admit that it is impossible to recite tasmiyah over every chicken. however, there are slaughterers who because of fear of loosing there jobs say that they do recite tasmiyah over each and every chicken. from a Shar'i point of view is it humanly possible for one slaughterer to slaughter 11 000 chickens in a duration of 6 hours? and since almost half of the slaughters admit that they can not read tasmiyah over every chicken, what will be the ruling of these animalsin the light of the shariah?

Answer : 14158

Published on: Jun 24, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1172/975=D/1430)


It is related to experience whether eleven thousand chickens can be slaughtered in the duration of 6 hours or not, it can be observed personally. If one can see him slaughtering, reciting tasmiyah is also not impossible; since it is a verbal action. As far as the reliability of slaughterer?s statement is concerned, it can be decided on the basis of his trustworthiness and other external factors. You should present the case before local Ulama and they will write down the question after due survey. Send the same question to us and then only we shall be able to have a say.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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