Islamic Halal slaughter explained by Vancouver Imam

Islamic Halal slaughter explained by Vancouver Imam

Toronto local news website blogto.com reported on an act of vandalism targeting Chin Chin Side Street Kitchen, a fully Halal restaurant, which is a Muslim-owned restaurant and the majority of employees working there are Muslim as well. According to BlogTo’s report, on December 24, 2019 “Chin Chin staff arrived at work to find a rock thrown through the store’s window facing Spadina Avenue.” The report implied that the act of vandalism might have been initiated by people who oppose the Halal (Islamic) slaughter.

What is Halal (Islamic) slaughter?

Mufti Aasim Rashid, a senior Imam and scholar in Vancouver, British Columbia, explains the proper method of the Muslim Halal slaughter. Here are excerpts from Aasim Rashid’s instructions published by the British Columbia Muslim Association:

The animal should not be treated roughly while bringing it to the place of slaughter. The knife used for slaughtering should be very sharp… The animal must be slaughtered at the throat. The slaughterer should slice four vessels: the two jugular veins (on either side of the throat), the windpipe (at the front of the throat) and the gullet (the esophagus). Slaughtering all four will render the slaughter complete and perfect. The act of slicing the throat should be performed speedily and without pausing.

According to Mufti Aasim Rashid, the proper method of Muslim Halal slaughter is designed to minimize the suffering of the animal by avoiding treating it roughly on its way to the slaughterhouse, using a very sharp knife and slicing the animal throat speedily and without pausing, like a sawing motion.

The name of Allah must be invoked at the time of slaughtering by saying: Bismillah Allahu Akbar. (In the Name of Allah; Allah is the Greatest.) If the name of Allah is not mentioned, then the meat becomes Haram “unlawful.”

How is Muslim Halal slaughter practised in Canada?

A video posted by Jubaer Ahmed Prodhan on September 12, 2016 documented the Halal slaughter during Eid Al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice. Jubaer Ahmed Prodhan confirmed that the qurbani (sacrifice) ritual took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in September 2016: “a farmer field where he sells qurbani (sacrifice) animals and have place to make qurbani (sacrifice) there.”

Diane Bederman described the Muslim Halal slaughter performed in the video:

This Halal sacrifice took place on a sunny day in an open yard. Five slaughtered sheep are lying motionless on the ground, soaked with their blood. Open to flies. Three men, wearing their everyday clothing; jeans and sweatshirts, are busy skinning and dismembering the sheep. Two other men are seen dragging a sheep to the slaughter. And yes, this live animal smells the blood and feels fear. So this animal is resisting participating in its death. With the help of two other people the sheep is prepared for sacrifice. Two are holding tightly to its front and back legs. A third is pressing its body to the ground close to a fresh pool of blood while the fourth is wielding a knife above the sheep’s head. Both of his hands are heavily stained with blood. He pulls the neck of the sheep to the side creating an arch that exposes its throat. His knee is pressing hard against the sheep’s head to hold it to the ground, not allowing any movement. Then he starts cutting its throat in a back and forth motion. (Note the small size of the knife being used to cut the throat of this animal).

Mubin Shaikh says Muslim leaders don’t believe “in bringing Shariah Law in Canada”

Mubin Shaikh says Muslim leaders don’t believe “in bringing Shariah Law in Canada”

Born and raised in Canada, Mubin Shaikh is a former security intelligence and counter terrorism operative. At the age of 19, he went to India and Pakistan where he had a chance encounter with the Taliban prior to their takeover of Afghanistan in 1995. Mubin became fully radicalized as a supporter of the global Jihadist culture, recruiting others and establishing his network in the extremist milieu.

The 9/11 attacks forced to him reconsider his views. Returning to Canada in 2004, he became a undercover operator with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and worked several CLASSIFIED investigations. In late 2005, one of those files moved to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) and Mubin traversed to what came to be known as the “Toronto 18” terrorism case resulting in the conviction of 11 aspiring violent extremists.

He has since obtained a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT), is now a PhD candidate in Psychological Sciences studying radicalization, deradicalization and violent extremism at the University of Liverpool, Tactical Decision Making Research Group.

On October 8, 2019 I sent Mubin Shaikh a media inquiry:

Background information

Your tweet (October 6, 2019):

“I don’t know what self-respecting Muslim would ever vote CPC. They absolutely HATE us. Most of these conspiracies about ShariahLaw, M103 etc., come from them (& their media arm REBEL TV), the other being the PPC of course.”

Reference: https://twitter.com/MrMubinShaikh/status/1180943759816773634

The Islamic organization Hezb ut-Tahrir Canada, senior Canadian Muslim scholars and Imams (Abu Ameena Bilal Philips, Taha Ghayyur, Kathreen Bullok, Abdul Hakim Quick, Ahmed Shehab to name a few) and Islamic literature available at Islamic centres (modern commentary of the Gardens of the Righteous by A-Nawawi) in Canada support the gradual implementation of the Sharia Law.

Questions

Based on your tweet do you suggest that the aforementioned organizations, Islamic centres, scholars and Imams also promote “conspiracies about Shariah Law”?

In your opinion do the aforementioned organizations, Islamic centres, scholars and Imams represent the true Islam?

I’ll appreciate a response by 4pm October 9, 2019. If you require more time please let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau

Investigative journalist

Ericbrazau.com

On the same day Mubin Shaikh responded;

1. I know who you are and I don’t like you one bit.

2. None of those people you mentioned, believes in bringing Shariah Law in Canada. The 5th columnist HizbutTahreer group however, have this laughable dream that the world should come under ShariahLaw and those people can go f*ck themselves.

Cheers,

MS

Statements by Canadian scholars and Imams on Shariah Islamic Law