RULES AT THE TIME OF SLAUGHTERING
– It is preferable for the owner of the animal to slaughter the animal himself provided that he is able to slaughter. If he cannot do it, then one may delegate another Muslim who is acquainted with the laws of slaughtering.
– If one has delegated another, then it is desirable that the owner or sharer of the animal be present.
– The Islamic slaughtering requires that the gullet, windpipe and the two jugular veins be severed. At least three out of the four must be cut together with the recital of the name of Allah.
– The knife should be very sharp. It should not be sharpened in front of the animal.
– An animal should not be slaughtered in the presence of another.
– An animal should not be dragged to the place of slaughtering
– An animal should not be slaughtered with such force that the head is severed or the knife reaches the spinal cord.
– After slaughtering, the head should not be cut off nor should the animal be skinned until it is completely dead.