‘Halal’ is a Qur’anic word pertaining to any object or action that is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. It is the opposite of ‘haram’ meaning unlawful or impermissible. This term is widely known and used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law. Mostly, halal refers to the ‘meat of permitted animals’ that have been ritually slaughtered. Prohibited categories (haram) include pork, blood, alcoholic beverages, scavenger animals, carrion, and, in under normal circumstances, improperly sacrificed permitted animals.

Laws in Islam regulate what is permissible (halal) for Muslims, what is impermissible (haram) and uncompliant with the rules of Allah and Prophet Muhammad for Islamic society. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Qur’an, the ...

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