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Halal

any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law

Halal (حلال, halāl, halaal) is an Islamic Arabic term meaning "permissible".

Muslims have strict rules of what they can and cannot eat:

  • Animals need to be killed in a special way. (The animal should be slaughtered by hand so that all the blood could be drained from the slaughtered {dead} animal before they can eat the animal. It is called "Zabihah Halal" in Arabic language meaning "Permissible Slaughter".)
  • Muslims cannot consume carcass animals even the animal slaughtered by knife not in its neck called mari' and wajadan. Hunting animals can but in a manner way.
  • Pork is forbidden.
  • According to the Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali branches of Islam, all fish and shellfish would be halal.
  • According to the Shi'i branch of Islam, Fish that has scales is halal, but animals that live both in the water and on land are not permissible (for example, frogs may not be eaten). For example, Shellfish is haram because it does not have scales[dubious ]
  • They should not drink alcohol or consume other intoxicating substances (for example, narcotics).