QuestionsCategory: Halal/Haramvertical-slaughter-method
100100010001 asked 7 months ago

Assalamualaikum, I had a question about meat slaughtered vertically. I know some restaurants that get their meat from Creekstone Farms which according to what I know do a hand slaughter but they slaughter the cow vertically. Is this permissable or not?

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Mufti Wahaaj Staff answered 7 months ago

بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم
الجواب حامداً ومصلياً

As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The vertical cut method is accepted by some halal certifying agencies. However, many scholars have expressed their reservations that this method fulfills the requirements for a valid Islamic slaughter to take place. Their position (that it is impermissible) is more cautious, and it is the one that I personally follow.

For more information, please refer to:

Note: This is not meant to be a statement on any specific brand or producer. It is simply a statement on the Sharʿī status of a slaughter method.

والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتم وبه التوفيق
And Allāh Taʿālā Knows Best

Muftī Mohammed Wahaajuddin bin Salauddin
(May Allāh forgive him and his parents)