What is Halal Food
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What is Halal food?
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Qur’an (the Muslim scripture). The opposite of halal is haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. These terms are commonly used in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and food contact materials.
While many things are clearly halal or haram, there are some things which are not clear. Further information is needed to categorise them as halal or haram. Such items are often referred to as mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable.
Similar to Jewish Kosher laws, Muslims cannot eat any pork or pig meat. The Qur’an does not state why pig-meat is restricted, but some believe that it is because pigs are considered unclean.
Also, like Kosher, an animal must be slaughtered while it is still alive. This method of slaughtering is called ‘Dhabiha’; it ensures that no blood is left in the meat before it is eaten. Because of this some Muslims choose only to eat meat that comes from a Muslim butcher.
Also, under Halal, Muslims cannot consume any alcohol, even if it was used to prepare food.
This is the most common understanding of Halal, and Muslims can eat anything except for these few restricted foods.
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