Journalist Najeeb Hasan has written a beautiful piece for San Francisco Magazine on ethical halal meat, profiling Ahmad Karaouni at Nature’s Bounty Meats in Solano County, CA. Karaouni runs a small-scale slaughterhouse that sources meat directly from ranchers and sells halal meat directly to consumers; a novel arrangement in a world [...]
Nuri Friedlander chats with Qaid Hassan of Whole Earth Meats about how a guy from Philly ends up running a halal organic meat business in Chicago, the importance of ideals, and how we would benefit as a community by having “slaughterman” duty. Whole Earth Meats provides local, grassfed, organic halal meats in the [...]
We had the pleasure and privilege of representing Beyond Halal at the Fifth Annual Islamic Studies Conference at Harvard in April, this year titled Communities Like You: Animals and Islam. One of the most moving parts of the conference was the keynote lecture, delivered by Princess Alia al-Hussein of Jordan, founder of the [...]
BH: I’ve read that one of the inspirations for the beekeeping project was the threat of colony collapse. Could you briefly [...]
Asiila Imani is a mother, midwife, doula, and writer who home schools and teaches language arts to children in her community. For the past five years she’s been trying her hand at backyard gardening, getting involved with community gardening as well as permaculture. Two years ago she began raising chickens.
Beyond Halal: Why did you [...]
By Humera Afridi
This piece originally ran on AAWW’s Open City February 21st, 2013.
On an overcast October afternoon on the 2nd day of Eid ul-Adha, the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice, a lamb nuzzled its mother’s flank as she munched lazily on hay in an airy chamber of the 15,000 square [...]
In our first podcast, Krystina sits down with Rhamis Kent, a Permaculture consultant who travels all over the Middle East and North Africa advising governments and organizations on how they can engage in ecosystem restoration in order to increase biodiversity and sustain plant, animal, and human life. In this interview, they discuss his [...]
You may remember last year’s halalapalooza over Butterball turkeys spurred by Islamophobe Pamela Geller, the result of which, for many of us, might have been a shared “huh, Butterball is halal you say?” Of course, Butterball is not beyond halal. As Kristin Wartman put it last year in an article for
The eggplants in the small corner patch of the front yard have begun to put out purple and yellow flowers, hanging down like little lanterns. In a few weeks we’ll have fresh eggplants. The beans I planted in May have provided us with a handful a week of sweet, crunchy string beans. The kale was [...]
Green Faith, an interfaith organization that helps members of religious communities become better environmental stewards, is hosting a free webinar with Imam Zaid Shakir on the subject of a “Green Ramadan.” This is the second year that Imam Zaid has worked with Green Faith to promote environmental awareness among Muslims. A recording of [...]
- The Prophet ﷺ told his companions of a woman who would be sent to Hell for having locked up a cat; not feeding it, nor even releasing it so that it could feed itself.