Halal Meals: The Importance and Benefits!
Islam is truly a total way of life. There is no aspect of the life of a Muslim that Islam does not give a ruling on – and this includes eating. In Islam, what is permissible for human consumption is referred to as halal while those forbidden are called haram. This piece will discuss the advantages of halal meals. Before proceeding, it will interest you to know that even non-Muslims today are showing increasing passion for the consumption of halal meals.
The first major advantage of halal meals is safety.
When it comes to the selection and preparation of halal meals, there is a lot of emphasis on hygiene and safety. In Islam, cleanliness is truly next to godliness. With a maximum degree of safety and hygiene, these meals come with the lowest incidence of contamination of food. Even the cattle, goats, poultry, and other animals raised on halal farms are made to undergo different methods. For halal farmers, sticking to the regulations and rules of Islam is very paramount.
For those who are concerned about animal welfare, they will be excited to know that animals raised on halal farms are treated with kindness and are fed only healthy foods. Halal farmers do not use chemicals, synthetic substances, and even antibiotics when feeding their animals. At the end of it all, the delivery is also done with the highest level of hygiene.
Safety, hygiene, and proper animal welfare are not the only advantages that you get from halal meals.
There are apparent ethical benefits too. For example, in Islam, it is forbidden to slaughter animals that are sick. So, farmers raise animals in an environment free of diseases. The animals are not made to undergo any form of torture or suffering. When the time comes for slaughter, the rules of Islam are followed. Pure slaughter is humane and is known for causing the least amount of pain and stress to the animals. This is true, especially when compared with other modern techniques like electrocution.
For meat lovers, there is another advantage and that is the reduced or minimal risk of meat contamination.
This is because in Islam when an animal is slaughtered, all the blood must be drained from the body of the carcass. This way, you end up with a contamination-free, fresher, healthier, and better-tasting meat.
Since halal meat does not contain blood, it is not a suitable medium for the infiltration of bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms. Hence, the meat is much tastier and far healthier as an option when compared with other current alternatives. At a time when there are increasing cases of food poisoning, greater awareness concerning the welfare of animals, it is no surprise that meals are becoming more popular.
There is another aspect of these meals that everyone appreciates – they are always served with love, kindness, and joy. If you want to experience this, all you need to do is visit the nearest halal food shop or restaurant to you and place your order. May Allah (SWT) bless all of humanity as we seek to make the world a better place for us all, aameen.