Halal is what halal is, but striving towards complementing that, and not separating it from the tayyeb aspect, that’s the direction we want to push people in…
Ramadan Mubarak! Krystina interviews Imam Khalid Latif, co-founder of Manhattan’s Honest Chops, a halal butcher shop providing hand-slaughtered, ethically raised pastured beef and chicken to the [...]
by Giovanni Galluzzo of Murujan Permaculture Design
The Stage is Set
Humanity has collectively submitted to the idea that the highest aims are material wealth and technological advancement. This philosophy of economic materialism is what shapes the infrastructure and technology of our societies and such infrastructure and technology set the boundaries within [...]
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
- One Companion reported that "When we stopped at a halt, we did not say our prayers until we had taken the burdens off our camels' backs and attended to their needs."