ISLAMIC METHOD OF SLAUGHTERING

ISLAMIC METHOD OF SLAUGHTERING

HCB ensures that Halal slaughtering methods, according to Shariah Law, are employed during beef and poultry slaughters while under International Halal Standard. 

At Halal Certification Body we take pride in being the oldest and most well-known Halal Certifier in the world. For over 14 years, we have employed the most stringent standards to ensure that food, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, ingredients and other products are without doubt Shariah compliant. This has earned us the trust of Muslims in the Middle East, SE Asia, North America and beyond.

Muslim Slaughtered – the slaughtering process must be conducted by a practicing Muslim who is of sound mind and who has the explicit intention of performing a slaughter. The person doing the slaughter is clearly instructed in Islam to “Slaughter with mercy and slaughter swiftly.” 

At HCB, we only accept capable Muslim slaughter men to further our Halal certification process. We take a committed hard line approach and do not compromise. In the end, we understand our accountability to Allah SWT, our creator. 

 The person who is slaughtering must make the intention of performing the slaughter and then must recite “Tasmia” which is typically “Bismillah and Allahu Akbar” or “In the name of Allah and Allah is Greatest”.  This must be done out loud during the slaughter.   

HCB only accepts Halal methods that follow Shariah in its purest form. It is important for Muslims to know the difference.  When we say it is halal, it is halal based on the Islamic understanding of what is behind the meat. That means no tolerance for deviance in the form of “Tasmia” by tape recorder, phone, or by driving around the processing facility. With regards to the Halal Process, let’s take for example the most well-known and sought-after halal product – Meat. Any meat that bears Halal designation must be qualified by a few basic principles

ZABEEHA & NON-ZABEEHA

Allah Taãla says in the Noble Quran:

Today I have made permissible for you pure things and the food of those who for you.

(Quran 5:4)

Overtly the above verse reads that the Zabeeha (ذَبِيْحَة) of the Ahlul-Kitaab is permissible, but the fundamental principle must be understood in order to understand the Quran i.e. ‘One part of the Quran explains the other’. Therefore, this verse should be understood in the light of another verse relating to the same matter:

Do not eat unless Allah’s name has been taken and this (not taking Allah’s name) practice is transgression.

(Quran 6:121)

While the former verse explicitly states that the Zabeeha of the Ahlul-Kitaab is permissible and the latter says, ‘Do not eat unless Allah’s name has been taken’, in the light of both these verses, it is understood that the Zabeeha of the Ahlul-Kitaab is permissible only if the name of Allah is taken at the time of slaughtering. Zabeeha (ذَبِيْحَة) is the prescribed method of slaughter for all permissible meat sources, excluding fish and other sea-life, per Islamic law.

He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swine flesh, and that on which hath been invoked any other name besides Allah’s.

Al-Baqara 2:173

And eat of what Allah hath given you (for food) that which is lawful and wholesome, and fear Allah in whom ye believe.

Al-Maida 5:88

The Muslim slaughter man says “Bismillah” (“In the name of Allah”) Allah Hu Akbar. Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck (while the animal is conscious), causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord. Finally, the blood from the veins must be drained. This final step is performed because blood can harbour harmful bacteria, and also to ensure that there are no blood clots, thus keeping the entire body safe and clean to be eaten.

Halal Zabeeha is one of the Most Humane Methods of Animal Slaughter. Muslims are taught through the Quran that all animals should be treated with respect and well cared for. The objective is to slaughter the animal, limiting the amount of pain the animal will encounter. It is forbidden to beat animals unnecessarily, to brand them on the face, or to allow them to fight each other for human entertainment. “They must not be mutilated while they are alive”.

There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our decrees). Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.

Al-Anam 6:38

Muhammad is also reported to have said (Narrated by Ibn Omar and Abdallah bin Al-As): will be gathered.

Al-Anam 6:38

There is no man who kills (even) a sparrow or anything smaller, without its deserving it, but God will question him about it (on the judgment day),” and “Whoever is kind to the creatures of God is kind to himself.”

The above references remind us that animals are living creatures with feelings and connections to the larger spiritual and physical world. We must consider their lives as worthwhile and esteemed.

NOTE: DHABĪḤAH & ZABEEHA ARE SAME WORDS.

The HALAL Certification Body includes:

(1) Examination by highly qualified Islamologists and food chemists / technologists as well as Halal System Assurance specialists

(2) Certification according to internationally recognized halal standards

(3) Halal Assurance System exam

(4) Authorization process

(5) Halal certification

(6) Re-certification process

(7) Training

HALAL CONTROL – PRINCIPLES

The international halal food market is the fastest growing area of ​​the food industry. Halal certification is becoming increasingly important, particularly with regard to nutrition based on Islamic principles and the constantly growing challenges of the manufacturing industry.

The first approaches to a comprehensive Ihsan and Tay yibaat system can be found in the Halal Certification Body (HCB), which is implemented in the quality and management environment of certified companies. The central principles of HCB combine standards for animal welfare and strict adherence to the animal ethics enshrined in Islam (the animal is a creature, the implementation of the Ihsan principle is mandatory here). From this point of view, HCB rejects, among other things, the certification of eggs from laying batteries or meat from industrial production. Other principles include responsibility for the social compatibility of goods and services. In this context, HCB rejects the certification of goods that, for. B. go back to child labor or exploitation.

Halal Certification Body is an independent testing and certification body for halal food in Turkey, which has been developing halal standards for fourteen  years, with which food, pharmaceutical and chemical products can be manufactured taking into account Islamic purity and food regulations as well as the Tay-yibaat standards , Products bearing the Halal Certification Body seal of quality and value can be consumed safely and with a clear conscience by Muslim consumers ( and of course also by non-Muslims ). On the other hand, companies are opening up that attach particular importance to ethical and social responsibility, new sales opportunities in the international markets.