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"Halal" is an Arabic word that essentially means "permissible," especially when used in the context of Islamic law ("Shariah"). The concept of halal most often pop ups in reference to food products. Just as orthodox Jews can only eat kosher foods, practicing muslims are supposed to follow relatively strict dietary restrictions laid out in the Koran. In Islam, eating many certain types of meat is forbidden, including: carnivorous animals, birds of prey, and animals slaughtered improperly (the proper method being a quick slice of the carotid artery, windpipe, and jugular that leaves the spinal cord intact). Other types of forbidden food includes alcoholic drinks as well as all other intoxicants, pharmaceuticals not excluded.

Devout muslims cannot shop at any old grocery store; they... more

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