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    Why Islamic Slaughter Is Better? - A Scientific Reason

    Why Islamic Slaughter Is Better? - A Scientific Reason
    By: Abdul Hafeez, Lab. Administrator -

    Szabist ISLAMIC CENTER OF PEORIA Al Shaddad Bin
    Aous has quoted this tradition of the Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H.)
    "God calls for mercy in everything, so be merciful when
    you kill and when you slaughter, sharpen your blade to
    relieve its pain". Many allegations have been made that
    Islamic slaughter is not humane to animals. However,
    Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover
    University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using
    an electroencephalograph (EEG) and electrocardiogram
    (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of
    slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced in the
    Western method, causes severe pain to the animal.
    The results surprised many. Experimental Details:

    1.. Several electrodes were surgically implanted at various
    points of the skull of all animals, touching the surface of the brain.

    2.. The animals were allowed to recover for several weeks.

    3.. Some animals were slaughtered by making a swift, deep incision
    with a sharp knife on the neck cutting the jugular veins and carotid
    arteries of both sides; as also the trachea and esophagus.
    This is the Halal Method.

    4.. Some animals were stunned using a captive bolt pistol. This is the
    'humane slaughter' according to the Western Method.

    5.. During the experiment, EEG and ECG were recorded on all animals
    to record the condition of the brain and heart during the course of
    as well as stunning.

    Results And Discussions: I. HALAL METHOD

    1.. The first three seconds from the time of Islamic slaughter as
    on the EEG did not show any change from the graph before slaughter,
    thus indicating that the animal did not feel any pain during or
    after the incision.

    2.. For the following 3 seconds, the EEG recorded a condition of deep
    sleep - unconsciousness. This is due to a large quantity of blood
    out from the body.

    3.. After the above-mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level
    showing no feeling of pain at all.
    4.. As the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was
    still pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of
    spinal cord) driving maximum blood from the body resulting in hygienic
    meat for the consumer.


    1.. The animals were apparently unconscious soon after stunning.

    2.. EEG showed severe pain immediately after stunning.

    3.. The hearts of the animal stunned by C.B.P. stopped
    beating earlier as compared to those of the animals slaughtered
    according to the Halal method resulting in the retention of more
    blood in the meat.

    4.. This in turn is unhygienic for the consumer.

    "There's Only One Truth" "It is He(Allah) who sent His Messenger
    with guidance and the RELIGION OF TRUTH, to proclaim it over
    all religion: and enough is Allah for a witness" - (Quraan 48:28)

    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"