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Halal Standard and Processes

  1. 1. Halal Standard and Processes AbdulGaphor M. Panimbang
  2. 2. Introduction to Halal Islam is a natural way of life Its economical system is just Social System is based on cooperation & brotherhood Dietary laws are Simple & benefecial Political system is based on consultation
  3. 3. Verses from Qur’an “ Forbidden unto you (for food) are: carrion, and blood,and swine flesh,and that which hath been dedicated unto any other than Allah, and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that hath been killed by the gorging of horns, and the devoured of wild beasts saving that which ye make lawful and that which hath been immolated to idols, and that ye swear by the diving arrows” [2:172] “ Forbidden to you is anything that dies by itself, and blood and pork, as well as whatever has been consecrated to something besides Allah, and whatever has been strangled, beaten to death, trapped in a pit, gored, and what some beast of prey has begun to eat, unless you five it a final blow; and what has been slaughtered before some idol, or what you divide in a raffle; (all) that is immoral” [5:3]
  4. 4. Verses from Qur’an “ O ye who believe! Strong drinks and games of chance, and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan’s handiwork, leave it aside in order that ye may succeed” [3:90] “ Eat of that over which the name of Allah hath been mentioned, if ye are believers in His revelations” [6:119]
  5. 5. The life of a Muslim Earn income from Halal sources Involve only in halal transactions Consume Halal food & drinks Muslim
  6. 6. Concept of Halal Guidelines in the selection of food & drinks 1 Whether the consumption of the food stuff is prohibited by Allah (swt) 2 Whether the food stuff is obtained through halal or haram means 3 Whether or not the material used is harmful to health
  7. 7. Concept of Halal: Its motives Safeguard the Islamic mentality Preserve life Safeguard future generations Maintain self-respect & Integrity Concept of Halal Safeguard property Preserve the purity of religion
  8. 8. Halal-Haram Status of foodstuffs Halal animals must be slaughtered according to Islamic rites Halal ignredients must not be mixed with haram materials All raw materials and ingredients used must be halal
  9. 9. Halal Definition <ul><li>All foods are considered halal except the ff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swine/pork/dog and by by-products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol and intoxicants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood and blood by-products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and land animals without external ears </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amphibious animals such as frogs, crocodiles and turtles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food contaminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insects considered filthy such as worms, lice flies, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals with fangs such as tigers, lions, cats, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals which Islam encourage to kill such as scorpions, centipedes, rats, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals which Islam forbids to kill such as bees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals which have toxins, poisons or produce ill effects when eaten such as some fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat which have been cut from a live animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawful animals not slaughtered to Islamic rites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carrion or dead animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foods that containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifier etc. (Musbooh or questionable) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Role of Halal Science on Muslim Protection against Modern Products <ul><li>GELATIN – substance derived from skin or collagen of animal or plant </li></ul><ul><li>MARSHMELLOW – substance derived originally from plant root. Generally halal but is widely mixed with gelatin for improving its context or property </li></ul><ul><li>COLLAGEN – subcutaneous protein which is widely utilized for beauty purpose and mainly produced from swine. </li></ul><ul><li>Etc - </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guidelines for Halal Slaughtering <ul><li>The slaughterer must be mature and pious Muslim of sound mind who understand fully the fundamentals and conditions relating to halal slaughter; </li></ul><ul><li>The animals must be alive and in normal condition when slaughtered; </li></ul><ul><li>The premises, machinery and equipment must be cleansed according to Shariah Law; </li></ul><ul><li>All slaughtering devices must be of good quality and sharp; </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities must be availble for rinsing the knife after each slaughter; </li></ul><ul><li>The respiratory tract (“halqum”) and the channel for taking in food and water must be cut off according to Shariah Law; </li></ul><ul><li>The phrase “In the name of Allah” (Bismillah) must be called forth during slaughtering of the animal; </li></ul><ul><li>The animals must completely dead before skinning takes place; </li></ul><ul><li>The halal meat shall be kept separately from non-halal meat all times, in every slaughtering center, place of storage, packing. During transportation, importation and during sales. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>If stunning is used during the slaughtering process, these procedures must be followed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stunning will result in the animal being temporarily unconscious; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The stunner is of a type which cannot penetrate or break the animal’s head; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It must not cause permanent brain damage or give rise to death or physical disability to the animals </li></ul></ul>Stunning