THE FALLACY OF STUNNING THE ANIMAL WITHOUT
-According to Farm Animal Welfare Council's Report
before: 1/3 of chickens die from stunning and before
doing the cut(This is MITAH/HARAM to eat as mentioned
in the Qur'an) ?
The percentage could be less sometimes,however
always there will be some animals with weak hearts
or sick who will die from stunning or their hearts
stop , besides, there is no person at all at time
of slaughtering who will check and monitor if each
chicken/animal is surely alive after stunning( when
you are killing 12 000 15 000/hour), and especially
when the industry is competing more in order to
kill more/hour all the times.)
The Fatwa/Islamic ruling is:Meat from stunned animals
will not accepted even if it kills just one single
chicken or animal ,as all the other chickens will
be SHUBUHA/doubtful to eat ,Ulamas have said.
We believe that many Muslims ,unfortunately ,are
eating meat coming from animals who died in stunning
and before doing the cut(Haram).
Unfortunately, only few Ulamas who do not know
and lack the scientific medical knowledge about
the effects of stunning and the many haram and health
hazards and cruelty resulting from stunning,have
been DECEIVED by few 'muslim' businessmen who use
stunning in order to justify their non Halal way
of Zabiha and get a certificate that it is ?halal???
Some businessmen are buying the ?Halal certificate?
from some "Imams"/Muslim organisations
Muslims should watch out for any 'pseudoscientific'
paper done by a' muslim' on this subject, in order
to convince the Muslims that the animal did not
die from stunning and all is halal???
We should remember also that if the animal die
from stunning or his pumping heart stops,we will
have more blood inside which will be consumed by
Apart from this big fallacy,there are many other
haram reasons and health hazards and problems and
cruelty resulting from stunning,even if surely the
animal did not die from stunning,and which also
are not known to these few NAIVE Ulamas/speakers,who
gave their wrong fatwa that :It is okay to eat the
meat as long it does not kill the animal??? (by
the way :the majority of Ulamas in their Fatawas
,especially in the UK,OPPOSE any type of stunning)
Personally when I gave many talks on stunning in
many conferences for Ulamas in different cities
of Britain,I could not meet till now one single
Imam or scholar who agreed with stunning!The problem
today is the IGNORANCE about the many dangerous/haram
effects of stunning on the animals and consumers
,even among some 'ULAMAS!'
We should remember also that the UK and the EU
are moving now towards the new method of stunning:
STUN TO KILL???
to make the animal die instantaneously from stunning,which
is absolutely prohibited in Islam!
I would like now to mention these other haram and
horrible outcomes which do result from stunning,even
if the animal is alive after stunning , and which
are unfortunately DENIED OR DELIBERATELY FORGOTTEN
or NOT KNOWN by all those who are after the so called
stunning which does not kill the animal?:
-Internal unseen Haemorrhage do occur ( some of
the small blood vessels rupture inside the meat/
called :SALT AND PEPPER HAEMORRHAGE,as a result
of stunning),This was mentioned in many medical
So we have unseen blood inside the meat or leg
and Muslims are eating the meat with blood inside?,Blood
is FORBIDDEN to consume in Islam,according to the
QUR'AN and is very dangerous to your health according
to all doctors today! Another big SHUBUHA/doubt
- Any type of stunning causes PAIN and is cruel
to the animal,who can not speak or complaint.(According
to some Medical studies based on the EEG recording
of the brain)
There is also:failure of stunning,repeated stunning
causing to many animals:paralysis,broken bones etc…(more
pain,cruelty and suffering to the innocent animals!)
It is even a common sense:none of us can put his
finger inside the electric plug for fear of electricity
which is painful and which is used frequently in
When I use to work in hospitals as a doctor in
order to give electric shock to the patient who
is suffering from depression,general anaesthesia
has to be given first and before,as the electricity
So why we justify it to the animal who had no general
anaesthesia before stunning?
Inflicting any pain or cruelty on any animal is
forbidden in Islam!
And animals are highly respected in Islam,above
any business or greed or money.
-Stunning do 'disturb and disrupt' the natural
healthy chemical orginal formula/structure of the
meat and its normal ingredients? thus maiking the
meat unnatural unsafe and unhealthy and definetely
(I got a copy of Phd done by a Muslim before on
-Any one using any type of stunning is DISOBEYING
the final prophet Muhammad(pbuh) who explained clearly
to us in a Hadith how to do Zabiha..and he showed
it to us by his hands how is done…and he is
our teacher and model to follow and copy.
More: the prophet Muhammad has warned us in a clear
authentic Hadith that he will fight any one who
does not slaughter the animal as he did exactly
Who would like to be a war with the prophet Muhammad,peace
be upon him?
It is the same method done by all the prophets:Ibraham,Moses,Jesus
and Muhammad(peace be upon them)..the only MERCIFUL
and HALAL method:DIRECT method without any type
-In the Qur'an,there is a verse which has described
2 types of stunning:Strangulation,as done to some
innocent chickens today when their heads are forcibly
immersed inside the electrified water bath? and
the other: severe Blow to the head? this same Ayah
describes also that:it is forbidden to consume blood
or the meat from animal who died before the DHABH/Zabiha
or to eat any pork or porcine substance which are
all occuring today in most of so called Halal meat/chicken
Zabiha,which are stunned???(Surah AL MAEEDA No 5,
-Recent new medical studies have shown the IMPORTANCE
to have LIVE CONSCIOUS HEARING animals in order
to hear TASMIAH: BISMILLAH ALLAH AKBAR(in the Name
of ALLAH,ALLAH AKBAR,which is a basic and major
ruling in doing the halal Zabiha.
It was found to act as a tranquilliser/sedative
to both: the man/ slaughterman and to the animal,but
more it was found to purify the meat from bacteria
A new medical miracle...these fascinating medical
results will not occur if the animal is unconscious
as done in stunning?
We have DVD/books on this new medical discovery,Islam
channel TV has shown it at least 3 times.(you can
see the DVD on many websites like this one:www.iccservices.org.uk
-The least to say that: any meat from stunned animals
is SHUBUHA/DOUBTFUL,and ALL ULAMAS SAID WE SHOULD
AVOID IT COMPLETELY AS IT IS SHUBUHA?this is well
known Fatwa on anything in life.
-Our DU'AS/supplication will not be accepted if
we ate non halal Tayyib meat,as in many AHADITH.
Dr A.Majid Katme(MBBCh,DPM)
Medical Researcher and Spokesman on Halal meat
and Food(Islamic Medical Association/UK)
Tel: 07944 240 622 E- mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Please see my previous comparative
medical research and study on prophet's Muhammad
way of Zabiha and stunning:
Assesment of The Muslim Method of Slaughtering
www.azhar.jp/info/halal-eng/halal5.html - 131k -
It is also on the websites of Regent Partk mosque(www.iccservices.org.uk)
and the Muslim Council of Britain(www.mcb.org.uk)