Essay On Halal Food

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It is very important for the Muslim consumers to really know what they have eaten, used, or consumed about certain food products. They have to know the basic of Halal, Mashbooh, and Haram on the products that exists around them. Firstly, the definition of Halal can be examined as ‘permitted and lawful’ in Islam. Halal also involves that a product is ‘thoyyiban’ which means wholesome, safe, nutritious, beneficial and good quality. As Allah S.W.T (God) says in the holy Qur’an: “O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth” (Surah Al Baqarah 2:172)” They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) what is lawful for the (as food). Say “Lawful unto you are At-Tayyibaat [all type of Halal foods] (Surah Al-Maidah 5:4). These verses describe that Islam concentrates that Muslims should find rizk (sustenance) and eat halal and toyyiban food to make sure the healthier life which able to good behave and attitudes (Yousef, 2010). According to Zakaria (2008), Halal consists of anything that is free from any substances that Muslims are prohibited from…show more content…
Most importantly, the Halal concept highlights on safety, hygiene, and wholesomeness of food that provides a good platform for healthy eating. The major focus of what Halal meat is all about the condition of these animals would not endanger the health of consumers while they are considerate with the place and process of the animals being slaughtered. The system of slaughter in the Islamic technique involves a Muslim to slaughter the animal by putting that animal like cow or goat down on the ground or by holding it if it is small size and it throats are slitting by a very sharp knife to ensure that the three main blood vessels are cut. A person who cutting the animal’s throat needs to recite “Bismillah Allahu Akbar” without torturing that animal and the animal respiratory tract, esophagus, and jugular vein must be
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