Extract from the book Le Marché du Halal, entre références religieuses & contraintes industrielles, Mostafa Brahimi & Fethallah Otmani. Today, more and more foodstuffs (cheeses, sweets, medicines, etc.) are being made with animal-based products. Muslims scholars, both past and present, have issued a number of opinions on products such as cheese (because of animal…
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The Principles of changing state (istihala) and of dilution (al-istihlak) Extract from the book Le Marché du Halal, entre références religieuses & contraintes industrielles, Mostafa Brahimi & Fethallah Otmani. After having defined more generally the basis for the elaboration of legal rules, we are now going to focus on the lawful and unlawful (halal /…
Extract from the book: « Le Marché du Halal, entre références religieuses & contraintes industrielles », Mostafa Brahimi & Fethallah Otmani. The Primary Sources What is lawful and unlawful is defined in two primary Sources, the Book of God and the Sunnah of His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him). God says in the Qur’an: “And…
Treatment of animals during transportation and in the abattoirs “Seest thou not that it is Allah Whose praises all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. And Allah knows well all that they…
Halal is not simply a gesture The concept of halal, which literally means that which is lawful, refers to notions of goodness, purity, fairness, and respect that enables the believer to journey spiritually towards God. In the context of meat consumption, halal must of course not be reduced to a mere ritualistic gesture. Confronted to…
When Industrialisation and overconsumption empty the concept of Halal “If the son of Adam had a valley full of gold, he would want to have two valleys.” (Al-Bukhari) “Richness is not in the quantity of possessions (that one has); rather, true richness is the richness of one’s self (or contentment).” (Al-Bukhari) The threats to the…
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