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Ruling 2613

For a camel to become lawful to eat and pure, it must be slaughtered [in a specific way, which is termed ‘naḥr’]. The instructions for this are as follows: while fulfilling the aforementioned conditions of slaughtering an animal, the person slaughtering the camel must thrust a knife – or something else made of iron and sharp – into the hollow area between the camel’s neck and chest. It is better that the camel is standing when it is slaughtered.