Q: What is the process of slaughtering outside the two Eids and what should one read or say when slaughtering?
A. Slaughtering takes place at the time of Eidul Adhaa, not Eidul-Fitr. The method of slaughter remains the same regardless of which time of the year one slaughters. These are the conditions:
The slaughterer must be a Muslim.
Face the animal towards Qiblah.
Use a sharp knife.
The following should be recited when slaughtering:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
BISMILLAAHI ALLAAHU AKBAR
Sever the four vessels in the throat; the gullet, the jugular vein and the two wind pipes. At least three from the four should be cut to render the animal Halaal.
Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai