Is there some specific location along the neck where a cut must be made for it to be halal slaughter? Or can one cut anywhere along the neck?

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According to the Department Of Halal Certification:

The windpipe (throat), food-tract (oesophagus) and the two jugular veins must be cut.

Slaughtering must be made in the neck from the front (chest) to the back.

This is just a partial answer, I'll try to find evidence from the Hadith and Quran to suppprt this but if anyone finds it, feel free to edit this answer with the revelant quotations.

  • So there is no specific place? These run through the entire neck.
    – user28669
    Aug 14, 2018 at 19:57
  • The requirement is for these parts to be cut so there is no specific place. Aug 14, 2018 at 22:02
  • @user28669 I've found more informations which may help Aug 15, 2018 at 16:23

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