Machine Slaughtering Of Chickens

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. 1. “During your last visit to Toronto, Canada, (December, 94), we had the oppotunity to see the Maple Lodge Chicken staughter house. Based on yours and Mufti Rafi Usmani’s observations, please answer the following questions:

a) Can the Chicken slaughtered and prepared under current conditions be considered Halal?

b) if the answer to A is no or doubtful, what are the changes that may be necessary to make it acceptable as Halal?

c) Should the suggested changes be implemented, what will be the monitoring mechanism for continued acceptance?

September 11, 2010