Cutting the Head off before skinning

QUESTION:

Please advise if there is any restriction that you may be aware of in terms of cutting the head of an animal OFF after the animal has been slaughtered and is completely dead and before removing the insides and the skin?

ANSWER:

If the animal is completely dead after it has been slaughtered then cutting its head before removing the insides and the skin will be permissible.
If the head is cut after slaughtering but before the animal is completely dead then this will be Makrooh.

And AllãhTa’ãla knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
23 November 2011 / 27 Zul Qa’dah 1432