The Word Halal Refers

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The word Halal refers to the term permissible or allowed to eat in Arabic (ehow.com). It is an important way of life lived by the Muslims and it isn’t only consisted on food but other products too. It doesn’t only matter what kind of food it is, but the preparation method of the food is considered very important as well. The Halal food guarantees safety, hygiene, healthy eating lifestyle and wholesomeness. Halal is all about the place and the process used for slaughtering the animals and the condition those animals are kept in. Halal is now being recognized all over the world not only by the Muslims but also the Non-Muslims community. An example of how other countries around the world are adapting to Halal food is shown in Moscow, Russia. In Moscow the sales were $45 in 2004 and then increased to $70 million in 2006 and then to $100 million in 2008 (Muhammad, 2007). The growth is due to consumer’s perception of human animal treatment concerns. Russians purchased Halal food because they thought the products were fresh, safe and infection free and also believed that the Muslims won’t cheat them. In the Philippines the population looks for the Halal logo on the products so that they can purchase them easily. Malaysia consists of 3 different races which are the Malaya, Chinese, and Indians. 62% of the Malays are Muslim, 24% Chinese are either Buddhist or Traditional Chinese religions and 8% are Indians who follow Hinduism (department of statistics Malaysia, 2011). The Chinese and Indians don’t really pay attention whether the food is Halal or not. They don’t really know the benefits of the Halal food and they’re not aware of the fact that the products have to go through an inspection before they are allowed to be used. More Non-Muslims would prefer Halal food if they found out about health issues, animal rights and safety, environment, social justice and welfare.…...

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