Halal meat is what is permissible in the Islamic law.
What is halal?
Halal is meat that is prepared in a specific way in compliance with Islamic Law for consumption. Halal meat is a bit pricier but very healthy and tasty.
What does it mean for food to be halal?
Basically, halal meat is meat that has been slaughtered according to Islamic law. It requires that an animal’s throat be slit swiftly with a sharp blade to ensure that little pain and suffering as possible. All the blood from the animal is drained during the process to remove harmful toxins and prevent bacteria from spreading. This has been a very sanitary practice done for. While this is being done the person with the blade says a prayer to Allah, invokes the name of Allah to bless animal and give thanks.
What food do we have in our restaurant that is halal?
Is all meat halal?
No. Not all meats are halal, meaning food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified “halal”, it cannot be a forbidden cut like part of the meats from hindquarters or animal (such as pork.)
The slaughter of a halal animal is called “zabihah” and has are certain guidelines to certified as Halal.
What foods are not halal?
Foods that are non-halal are called Haram. The most common meat that is haram is pork. Pork and its by-products e.g. gelatin, lipase, pepsin are also not permitted to be halal. Other examples are:
• Meat from animals not slaughtered according to the Islamic dietary law
• Alcohol and foods prepared with alcohol – includes extracts like Vanilla which is prepared with alcohol
• Foods containing blood and blood by-products
• Foods made or prepared with a non-microbial enzyme, rennet, animal shortening, monoglycerides and diglycerides from an animal source, sodium stearoyl lactylate, L-cysteine. This includes supplements.
Looking for Halal Food Near Me?
Fremont Afghan Kabob is right off the 880 Highway. We offer delivery and pick-up during Covid-19 for your enjoyment!