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So what does ‘ḥalāl’ mean?

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When someone reflects on the term ‘ḥalāl’, the first thing, most people automatically think of is ḥalāl meat. But the term ḥalāl extends beyond meat – it is the lifestyle as Islam is a way of life. Halāl lifestyle does not have to be boring and dull. It can be appealing especially for the Muslim […]

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So what is tayyibaat?

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The Arabic word tayyib has been mentioned in both the Quran and hadith (Prophetic traditions). In fact one of the 99 names of Allah (SWT)/God is at-Tayyib which can be simplified and translated to mean: “One far removed from every imperfection and deficiency”. Isn’t that what Allah (SWT)/ God is – perfect? So what is […]

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Halal Slaughter Regulations in New Zealand

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IS HALAL SLAUGHTER REGULATED IN NEW ZEALAND? Yes. New Zealand has developed regulatory standards for Halal meat production. These standards are administered Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), which is the Government regulatory agency that also administers New Zealand’s food safety regulatory framework. All New Zealand processing plants, including those that undertake halal slaughter, have MPI […]

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Food: The importance tayibbaat

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Food does not just have to be ḥalāl but have characteristics of tayibbaat (plural of tayyab). This is especially important when food is no longer nutritious and in some cases harm human beings when consumed (such as GMO – Genetically Modified Food). It is important for all mankind (both Muslims and non-Muslims) to consume food […]