[Q-ID0368] Is pre-stunned chicken and meat Halal or Haram?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the noble Shariah say regarding this matter; what is the ruling concerning pre-stunned stunned meat? Will the meat be Halāl or Harām? Some scholars say it will be Halāl and some say it will be Harām.

Questioner: Afzal from England

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

According to my knowledge, when animals are stunned, they are electrocuted before being sacrificed, which leads to them becoming unconscious. They are then slaughtered before they die. If the animal is slaughtered correctly with compliance to Shariah before it dies, then the meat will be Halāl and there will be no reason to label it Harām. If the animal dies whilst the stunning process is ongoing, then the meat will be Harām even if the animal is sacrificed later on; slaughtering does not make [that which is] Harām as Halāl.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Dawud Hanif

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0368] Is pre-stunned chicken and meat Halal or Haram?

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