Halal

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Halal (حلال, halāl, halaal) is an Islamic Arabic term meaning "permissible".

History[edit | edit source]

  • Halal practices date back to the time of Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. The rules of Halal are derived from the Quran and the Hadith, which are the written records of the Prophet's sayings and actions. These rules were developed as a means of promoting ethical and humane treatment of animals, as well as ensuring that food is safe and healthy for human consumption.

Halal Certification[edit | edit source]

  • Halal certification is the process of ensuring that food and drink products meet the requirements of Islamic dietary laws. This process involves inspecting and certifying the entire supply chain, from the source of the raw materials to the final product. A Halal certificate is issued to confirm that the product is Halal and can be consumed by Muslims.

Halal Food[edit | edit source]

  • Halal food is any food or drink that is permissible according to Islamic law. In general, this means that the food is free from any ingredients that are derived from animals that are not slaughtered according to Islamic law or are not permissible to eat. Halal food can include meat, poultry, fish, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

Halal Meat[edit | edit source]

  • Halal meat is meat that is slaughtered according to Islamic law. The animal must be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter, and the slaughter must be carried out by a Muslim who utters the name of Allah before making the cut. The animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife to ensure a quick and painless death. The blood must be drained from the animal's body, and the meat must be washed and salted before it can be consumed.

Halal Restaurants[edit | edit source]

  • Halal restaurants are restaurants that serve Halal food. These restaurants may be certified by a Halal certification authority or may simply advertise themselves as serving Halal food. Halal restaurants can be found in many countries around the world, and they offer a range of cuisines, from traditional Middle Eastern dishes to Asian and European cuisine.

Halal Tourism[edit | edit source]

  • Halal tourism is a type of tourism that caters to the needs of Muslim travelers. This includes providing Halal food, prayer facilities, and accommodations that are compliant with Islamic law. Halal tourism is a growing industry, and many countries are now promoting themselves as Halal-friendly destinations to attract Muslim travelers.

Halal Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

  • Halal cosmetics are cosmetics that do not contain any ingredients that are derived from animals that are not slaughtered according to Islamic law or are not permissible to use. Halal cosmetics are becoming increasingly popular among Muslim consumers, and many cosmetics companies are now offering Halal-certified products.

Principles of Islamic food[edit | edit source]

  • Animals need to be killed in a special way. (The animal should be slaughtered by hand so that all the blood could be drained from the slaughtered {dead} animal before they can eat the animal. It is called "Zabihah Halal" in Arabic language meaning "Permissible Slaughter".)
  • Muslims cannot consume carcass animals even the animal slaughtered by knife not in its neck called mari' and wajadan. Hunting animals can but in a manner way.
  • Pork is forbidden.
  • According to the Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali branches of Islam, all fish and shellfish would be halal.
  • According to the Shi'i branch of Islam, Fish that has scales is halal, but animals that live both in the water and on land are not permissible (for example, frogs may not be eaten). For example, Shellfish is haram because it does not have scales[dubious ]
  • They should not drink alcohol or consume other intoxicating substances (for example, narcotics).

Halal is an Arabic term that means "permissible" or "lawful" in Islamic law. It is often used to describe food and drink that is permissible according to Islamic dietary laws. Halal is an important concept in the Islamic faith and is often taken into consideration by Muslims when selecting their food.

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