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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Halal?

Halal means following what Allah subhanehu wa ta’ala in the Qur’an as permitted and clean. The opposite of Halal is Haram. 

What is Haram?

Everything which is not permitted or unlawful

What is Doubtful?

If one does not know the Halal or Haram status of a particular food or drink, such a food or drink is doubtful

What is the example of prohibited animals?

It is mentioned that all byproducts of swine, meat of carnivorous animals like tiger, foxes, dogs, leopard which kill their prey by using their paws. Furthermore it is forbidden to eat birds that eat flesh by using their nails and by tearing their food (for example vulture).

What is the example of Halal food?

The meat of lawful animals like sheep, chicken, cows will be lawful only if the animals are slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law. In particular the invoking of the name of Allah (swt) (saying Bismillahi Allahu Akbar) at the time of slaughtering is very significant. It indicates that life is sacred and even animal life can not be taken except in the name of Allah for lawful purposes, and no purpose can be considered lawful unless it is sanctioned by Allah (swt).

What is Najis?

In Islamic Law, najis refers to uncleanliness which can not be purified

What is Halal Certification?

A confirmation or a statement that no pork derivatives or animal derivatives or alcohol are used in the product and the production process is not sufficient to prove without a doubt the Halalness of a product.

Why Halal Certificate is needed?

The advanced development in food processing technology makes it more difficult for Muslims to recognize which products are suitable according to the Islamic dietary rules. The makhruh or even Haram substances are hidden in Halal-like products such as raw materials, processing aids, etc. Therefore, by having Halal Certificate, manufacturer can guarantee that its products are acceptable for consumption by Muslims.