What is HALAL, really?
‘Halal’ is an Arabic word which means lawful or allowable. Any food or drink which falls under this category is permitted for consumption. Most food and drinks are considered Halal unless they are stated clearly in the Holy Quran and Hadith as forbidden or non-Halal
According to these guidelines gathered from the Qu’ran, Muslim followers cannot consume the following:
-pork or pork by products (boar,pig,swine)
-animals that were dead prior to slaughtering
-animals not slaughtered properly or not slaughtered in the name of Allah
-blood and blood by products
-birds of prey
Why am I so into HALAL food?
As a muslim, it is obligatory to eat HALAL food. I belive that the food we eat will go straight to our heart just like good food nourishes the body, HALAL food nourishes the mind, body and soul.It somehow mould our character and akhlak. As the saying goes” WE ARE WHaT WE
EAT” is true in some aspects.But that is my personal opinion…
How do u know whether the food is HALAL?
For me, to find HALAL food, I look for the HALAL logos (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia) in all products and HALAL certificates in all establishments (unless it is muslim owned) or if I have to, I just look at the ingredients. For me if it is vegetarian and has no alcoholic content is ok.But preservatives and those ingredients with E… please check with MUIS list of ingredients. But again, please do ur own research, ur body ur responsibility
Is it easy to find HALAL food in Singapore and neighbouring countries that are not muslim dominated countries?.
I am thankful that though Singapore is not a muslim country, there is an abundance of HALAL food or products around. But there were not much HALAL awareness and HALAL food blogs in Singapore on the net. So I took this responsibility to do a community service not only for the muslims but for all races and religions so that we can have a yummilicious eating time together. This blog is to educate and inform of HALAL FOOD establishments to all. And not forgetting the muslims tourists, I hope it can be a useful tool/portal for them when they visit Singapore and neighbouring countries. So far in my travels from Asia to Europe, I realised that there are many HALAL food stalls and products around. You just neeed to do some research before u go travel. The best bet is to find the mosques in that countries and insya-Allah , the HALAL food will be nearby.
Is Halal slaughtering humane?
It is one of the most HUMANE way of slaughtering animals….(http://mideastfood.about.com/od/middleeasternfood101/a/halalfoods.htm)