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Women slaughtering

Fatwaa ID: 2212

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu

What is the shariah ruling regarding a female slaughtering a chicken or any animal? Is she allowed to slaughter even when there are men available in the house who can slaughter.

JazakAllah khairan

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There is no religious prohibition or restriction in a woman slaughtering an animal. The slaughtering of a Muslim woman is permissible and halaal provided that the general laws of slaughter are in place. This is applicable in all cases, irrespective of whether men are available or not.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/30/1445 AH – 03/11/2024 CE | AML1-9874

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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