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Friday, 15 July 2011

The definition of HALAL.

                                                 WHAT IS HALAL?

I believe some foodskis of the world are aware of the term, 'HALAL'. But, to my foodskis out there in the other parts of the world, do you know the definition of the word 'HALAL'. Well, have no fear. I am here to share and enlightened you of what, why, can and can't. Just bear with me for a while and hopefully that you will have a clear picture of what HALAL is all about.

                                       THE MEANING OF HALAL

Halal (Arabic:حلال, ḥalāl, means lawful or legal) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia). The opposite of this word is haraam. The terms halal and haraam are applied to many facets of life; and one of the most common uses of these terms is in reference to meat products, food contact materials, and pharmaceuticals. In Islam there are many things that are clearly halal or haram. In Islam, there are many things that are clearly halal or haram. There are also items which are not as clear, and for which further information is needed. Items that are not clear are called mashbooh, which means "questionable". The term 'Halal' means permissible and the term 'Haraam' means forbidden. The term 'halal' can also be associated with other products such as halal mortgages (sharia compliant mortgages) which omits the use of 'interest' which is 'haraam'.
In Islam, forbidden items include pork and all its products; animals improperly slaughtered; alcoholic drinks, including all forms of intoxicants; carnivorous animals; birds of prey; and food contaminated with these products.

                                         FORBIDDEN SUBSTANCES

A variety of substances are considered as harmful (haraam) for humans to consume and are forbidden as per various Quranic verses.

  • Pork
  • Blood
  • Carcass of dead animals
  • An animal that has been strangled, beaten or gored, eaten by birds of prey.
  • Food over which Allah's name is not pronounced
  • Alcohol and other Intoxicants.
                                   HALAL CERTIFICATION LOGO AROUND THE WORLD

The purpose of the Halal Certification Logo is to assure Muslims, that the product that have been sold to them through butchers, suppliers and food providers and handlers are Halal and, or are slaughtered, according to the Islamic Law.

So my dear foodskis all over the world, i hope that you have been enlightened on what Halal is all about and would like to thank you for the opportunity to share and educate you thru my blog. Take Care and Foodski all the way!

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