Category: Carcasses and Blood in Islam
Carcasses and Blood in Islam ~ The animal has to be alive and healthy, a Muslim has to perform the slaughter in the appropriate ritual manner, and the animal’s throat must be cut by a sharp knife severing the carotid artery, jugular vein and windpipe in a single swipe. Blood must be drained out of the carcass.
Halal food is that which adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran. The Islamic form of slaughtering animals or poultry, dhabiha, involves killing through a cut to the jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe. Animals must be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter and all blood is drained from the carcass.
According to the Quran, the only foods explicitly forbidden are meat from animals that die of themselves, blood, the animals that eat meat or feed on meat or skin like pig (pork), snakes etc. is unlawful.