Posted by Jack Minor • February 28, 2012
Requires animal to face Mecca, killed in the name of Allah
The slaughter involves facing the animal’s head toward Mecca and cutting the trachea, esophagus and jugular vein with a sharp knife. The animal is not allowed to be stunned in any way and while the blood is draining out, the words, “Bismillah allahu akbar” or “in the name of Allah the greatest” are said over the animal.
Acts 21:25 states, “As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.”
Some Christians have said this prohibition applies to halal meat because of the statement referencing Allah made over the animal while it is slaughtered.
Well-written article at Greeley Gazette