Halal foods (Muslim food) are those that are permissible to eat according to Islamic law. These foods conform to the guidelines set forth in the Quran and the Hadith (sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad). In general, halal foods are those that are not forbidden, such as pork and
To be considered halal, meat must come from a permissible animal and be killed in a specific way, with a prayer said before the slaughter. The animal must also be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter. Fish and seafood are considered halal as long as they have scales and fins.
In addition to meat, other foods can also be considered halal or haram (forbidden), such as certain types of plants and processed foods. For example, gelatins and other ingredients made from animal by products may not be halal if they come from forbidden sources.
Halal certification is a process by which a food product is certified as meeting the guidelines for halal foods. This certification is often indicated on food packaging, and can also be found on the websites of organizations that provide halal certification.
In summary, halal food is food that is permissible to consume by Islamic law. The guidelines include the source of the ingredients, the process of the preparation, and the way of the slaughter. Halal certification is the process of certifying the food as halal.