Beyond Halal is dedicated to exploring questions related to Islamic ethics and food, and to supporting halal meat businesses that are guided by ethical and sustainable principles.
Halal is the Arabic word for permissible, and in dietary law it is used to refer to foods that are permitted for Muslims to eat. This is usually taken to mean foods that do not contain pork or alcohol, and meat that comes from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with the dictates of Islamic law. In pre-modern times, when much of Islamic dietary law was formulated, most people had a pretty good idea of where their food came from and how it was produced, if they weren’t directly involved in its production themselves. In a world where we are increasingly disconnected from the ways in which our food comes to us, Beyond Halal asks, “Is halal good enough?”
- "Direct your face to the upright way of life - the nature created by Allah upon which He has instituted the innate nature of humankind. No change is permissible in Allah's creations: this is the proper way of life and yet, most people do not even know of this." (Qur'an, 30:30)