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May I know the Dua and manner of slaughtering

A.the following animals: Chicken; goat; cow; camel; wild animals; an animal for Aquiqua; an animal for slaying Festival, i.e. Idd ul-hajj?

Chicken, cow, goat and animals like these areslaughtered by knife. Camel is first pierced in theneck by spear, and then slaughtered by knife.In all slaughtering, except Aquiqua and Sacrifice of Idd ul-Hajj the only dua which is wajib (obligatory) is ‘Bismillah’.

In Aquiqua and sacrifice, as mentioned above, it is necessary to have the ‘niyyat’ (intention) that you are slaughtering the animal for that particularpurpose Qurbatan Elallaah (i.e., in obedience to

1.the command of Allah).

Other necessary conditions for the slaughter of any animal are as follows:

The person who slaughters must be a Muslim.The knife must be of iron or steel.
4.At the time of slaughtering, the face, hands, feet and stomach of the animal must be towards Qibla. Also, the person slaughtering that animal must be facing towards Qibla.

Before, beginning the slaughter, when the knife is put on the animal’s throat, the person must

5.say ‘Bismillaah’ with intention of slaughtering it. The animal should move its body or limbs afterslaughter before dying. Also it is necessary thatas much blood should come out of its body asnormally comes out from such animals.Aquiqa: Before slaying the animal for Aquiqa, this Dua is Sunnat (recommended):

BISMIL   LAAHE   WA   BILLAAHE   ALLAAHUMMA

HAAZEHI AQEEQATUN AN (name of the child and his father) LAHMOHAA BELAHMEHI WA DAMOHAA BEDAMEHI WA AZMOHAA BEAZMEHI WA SHA’ROHAABESHA’REHI WAJILDOHAABEJILDEHI ALLAAHUMMAJ A’LHAA WAQAAN LE (name of thechild and his father)If the child is a daughter, then after taking her name  first  time,  the  remaining  Dua’s  will  be recited as follows:

LAHMOHAABELAHMEHI WADAMOHAABEDAMEHI WA AZMOHAA BEAZMEHI WA SHA’ROHAA BESHA’REHI WA JILDOHAA BEJILDEHI ALLAAHUMMAJ A’LHAA WAQAAN LE (name of the child and her father)Another Du’a:

YAA QAWME INNEE BARIUN MIMMAA TUSHREKOONA INNEE WAJJAHTO WAJHEYA LILLAZEE  FATARAS  SAMAAWAATE  WAL  ARZA HANIFAM  MUSLEMAWN  WA  MAA ANAA  MENAL MUSHREKEENA INNA SALAATI WA NOSOKI WA MAHYAAYA WA MAMAATI LILLAAHE RABBIL A’ALAMEENA LAA SHAREEKA LAHU WA LE ZAALEKAOMIRTO WAANAAMENALMUSLEMEENA ALLAAHUMMA  MINKA  WA  LAKA  BISMILLAAHE WALLAAHO AKBARO.

After slaughtering, say:

ALLAHUMMA  SALLE  ALAA  MOHAMMADIN   WAAALE MOHAMMAD WA TAQABBAL MIN (name ofchild and his / her father).Sacrifice at Eid ul-Hajj time: Before slaughtering the animal, this Dua is sunnat (recommended):

WAJJAHTO WAJHEYA LILLAZI FATARAS

SAMAAWAATE WAL ARZA HANIFAM MUSLEMANW WA MAA ANAA MENAL MUSHREKIN INNA SALAATI WANOSOKI WAMAHYAAYAWAMAMAATI LILLAAHE RABBIL A’ALAMEENA LAA SHARIKA LAHU WA BEZAALEKA OMIRTO WA ANAA MENAL MUSLEMEENA ALLAHUMMA MINKA WA LAKA BISMIL LAAHE WAL LAAHO AKBARO.

After slaughtering, say: Allahumma Taqabbal minni.

Hunting wild animals: If a wild animal, whose meat is Halal, is killed by hunting, it will be Halal on the following conditions:

  1. The weapon must be sharp (like spear or arrow) which pierces the body by its sharp Also,the bullets of a gun are allowed. But small gun like air-gun is not allowed.
    1. The person who uses that weapon must use it with the intention of killing the If, for example, an animal is killed by his bullet accidentally, its meat will not be Halal.
    2. The said person must be a Muslim.
    3. At the time of using that weapon, he/she must say ‘Bismillah’.

    The animal, at the time of arrival of the hunter, must be dead because of the wound inflicted by that weapon (or so near to death that slaying it in a normal way is not possible). If at the arrival of the hunter it is alive, and there is enough time to slay it in a normal way, it must be slaughtered accordingly; otherwise, its meat will be Haram