Slaughtering in other than the direction of the Qiblah

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Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.5995, Pages 420-421, Volume 11

Question: If someone intentionally carried out the slaughter in other than the direction of the Qiblah, can that slaughter[ed meat] be eaten? And what is the ruling regarding the slaughter carried out by a woman or a child?

Response: Yes, facing the direction of the Qiblah whilst slaughtering is not from the requirements of it being halaal; so if he carried out the slaughter in other than the direction of the Qiblah, then it is halaal, whether it was done intentionally or not. As for the slaughter carried out by a woman, then it is halaal so long as she uttered the name of Allaah upon it [prior to slaughtering] – just like the man, his slaughter is halaal so long as he uttered the name of Allaah upon it [prior to slaughtering]. And [regarding] the slaughter carried out by a child, then if he has sound awareness and understanding, then it is halaal so long as he uttered the name of Allaah upon it [prior to slaughtering]. And if he was otherwise, lacking awareness and understanding, then his slaughter[ed meat] is haraam, just like that of the one who is mentally ill.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.