Contemporary Primary Sources :: Fatwās - Contemporary :: 11 Rajab 1440 / 16 March 2019
In a Q&A fatwa format, Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani is asked whether it is permissible to slaughter an animal, based on the Islamic halal rituals, that has been stunned before slaughter. It is noted that this way of slaughtering an animal–using the technology to stun– the animal has become common. The answer published is yes.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Fatwās - Contemporary :: 1440 / 2019
Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi, Posted by Zahra Takhshid, 22 November 2019
In two Q&A fatwas, Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi is asked about the permissibility of electrical shock to the animal (stunning) before zibh (ritual slaughter). Ayatollah Nasir Makarim Shirazi allows for such conduct as long as the animal is not dead as a result of stunning. He goes one step further in calling stunning the animal a preferred method if it is proven that it reduces the pain of the animal.
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