Dhabīḥah is the prescribed method of ritually slaughtering animals for consumption in Islam, involving the swift cutting of the jugular veins and carotid arteries of the neck. The slaughter must be performed by a mentally competent adult Muslim on a healthy animal on its own with a sharp knife kept away from the animal until the deed. The animal is given water to drink and is stood to face Mecca (the holiest meeting site in Islam). Some Muslims believe the name of God must be read prior to the slaughter. Camels, locusts, fish and most sea-life are not ritually slaughtered and pork is prohibited under Islamic dietary laws.