If it is definitely known that the animal is alive at the time of slaughtering, then it is Halal (permissable) by cutting regardless of whether it shivered or not, and regardless of whether blood came out or not. This is what is satated in Al Muhit. (al Bahr Ar Raiq etc)

The Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم said,

“If a piece of flesh is cut off the body of a living ahimal then that peice of flesh is Haram (forbidden).” (At Tirmidhi, Chapters on hunting) Al Imam At Tirmidhi said, “The people of knowledge act upon this Narration.”

There are seven parts of a Halal animal which are Haram (prohibited) to eat,

(1) Flowing blood

(2) Penis

(3) Testicles

(4) Female front private part

(5) Glands

(6) Bladder

(7) Gall bladder

This is what is metioned in Al Fatawa Al Hindiyyah based on the Narration of At Tabarani in Al Mu’jam Al Awsat as narrated by ‘AbdUllah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn’Adiyy and also based on the Narration of Al Imam Baihaqi. Al Imam Ridha رضي الله عنه mentioned additional evidences in Al Fatawa Ar Ridwiyyah Volume 20, Chapter on slaughtering.

It is disliked (Makruh) to not face the animal towards the Qiblah when slaughtering it because facing it towards the Qiblah is Sunnah. It is also disliked to cause unnecassary pain to the animal. For example, completely removing the head from the rest of the body and strupping the skin of the animal even before it has cooled down. The Prophet of Allah  صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم said,

“Indeed Allah سبحانه و تعالى has made it necessary to treat everything well. So, when you kill then to it correctly, when you slaughter an animal then to it properly, sharpen your knife and make it easy for the animal” (Sahih Muslim, Volume 2)

Allah سبحانه و تعالى is Most Knowing

 

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