The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2613

In order 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 that is made of iron and is sharp – into the hollow area between the camel’s neck and chest. It is better that the camel be standing when it is slaughtered.