All meat served is certified Zabiha Halal, which is scientifically healthier as the blood is allowed to drain thoroughly, thus cleansing the meat from inside out. Want to know more about the advantages of eating HALAL meat? Click here.
It would be wise to define some of the words/phrases so readers can better comprehend the concept.
Halal is an Arabic term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in. It is the opposite of Haraam, which basically means illegal or forbidden.
In the Arabic language, the word ‘halal’ refers to anything that is permissible under Islamic laws.
The word Zabiha refers to a particular method of slaughtering animals. The prescribed method of ritual slaughter of all animals excluding fish and most sea-life per Islamic law, is to slaughter animals with a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife on the neck, cutting the jugular veins and carotid arteries of both sides but leaving the spinal cord intact.
To elaborate the concept a little farther, please refer to this analogy.
By running some tests on a little sample of our blood, doctors can figure out if one is suffering from a viral infection or something more serious as cancer or aids. The disease mainly infest the bloodstreams unless in a mature state. Blood is a good medium for germs, bacteria, toxins, etc., therefore the Muslim way of slaughtering is most hygienic as most of the blood (the cause of several diseases) is allowed to drained out.
When an animal’s jugular vein is cut, with leaving the spine intact, the brain, senses the trauma and orders all blood to flow up to itself so it can remain functioning as long as possible. This process drains all the blood out thus cleansing the meat from inside out. Unlike the common process where the neck is severed at one go, or when the animal is stunned to death by a strong electric shock, the blood freezes in its place and eventually gets absorbed in the meat. The Zabiha process of slaughtering of animals is a proven healthier, scientifically.
While details of all the above may be a little gruesome, but the fact is, man has been killing animals for food for centuries and there has been many debates on the most humane way to kill an animal for food. The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal appears to struggle, writhe, shake and kick, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.
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Only eating of herbivorous animals is allowed by Islam. Science tells us, what a person eats has an effect on his behavior. This is one of the reasons why Islam prohibits the eating of carnivorous animals like lions, tigers, leopards, etc. who are violent and ferocious. The consumption of the meat of such animals would probably make a person violent and ferocious. Islam only allows the eating of herbivorous animals like goats, cattle, sheep, etc. that are peaceful and docile. Muslims eat peaceful and docile animals because they are peace loving and non-violent people, unlike what is portrayed in the media. Among other meat prohibited in Islam are wild animals with canine teeth, i.e. meat eating carnivorous animals. These are animals belonging to
Comparing Islamic and Jewish dietary laws reveal a great deal of similarity between the laws of Zabiha halal and Kashrut, while there are some differences as well. Whether or not Muslims can use kashrut standards as a replacement for halal standards is an ongoing debate, and the answer depends largely on the individual being asked. While some Muslim halal authorities accept kosher meat as halal, none of the Jewish kosher authorities accept halal meat as kosher due to different requirements.
Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States, is home to one of the largest Muslim and Arab populations in the United States, a number of fast food chains like McDonald’s has introduced halal chicken nuggets. In England and northeastern United States, Halal fried chicken has become widely popular with both Muslim and non-Muslim populations, and thousands of outlets such as Chicken Cottage, Kennedy Fried Chicken, and Crown Fried Chicken have sprung up. New York in particular is also home to many Halal food carts serving gyros, chicken platters and other fast food, while the Europeans generally have many Muslim-owned halal Döner kebab shops.
A 2005 law passed in a county in Ohio, United States made it illegal to sell, distribute, and/or produce food that has been mislabeled “Halal,” when it is determined that the food does not meet Islamic dietary standards. Similar laws protect kosher foods.
McDonald’s currently intends to offer Halal meals in the United States and some parts of Europe with two of its franchises on a trial basis. Six McDonald’s Restaurants in Australia (two outlets in Melbourne and four in Sydney) serve Halal meals. McDonald’s in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa all serve certified Halal food.
Additionally Pizza Hut, KFC, Wendys, Carls Jr, Burger King, A&W, Dunkin Donuts, Subway stores in Islamic countries also serve halal foods.
ALL FOOD SERVED AT KABAB KAHANI IS CERTIFIED ZABIHA HALAL.
ALL FOOD SERVED AT KABAB KAHANI IS CERTIFIED ZABIHA HALAL by IFANCA, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, (http://www.ifanca.org)
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surplus milk was first made into yoghurt and then churned with hand churners, to take the butter out. The liquid left over from this processes is called mattha or buttermilk. It is very good for soothing an upset stomach because it has lactobacilli and is lower in fat than yoghurt.