Getting a consensus on what is halal, especially with regards to meats, is one of the biggest challenges that diverse Muslim communities in America and the West face. While there are differences in practice between different groups, most Muslims agree that "halal is clear and haram is clear."
AMNA's Criteria for HALAL:
The table below describes our criteria for judging a FOOD as HALAL or as HALAL(?). Helpful icons make it easy to judge foods at a glance.
AMNA JUDGING CRITERIA
|HALAL||FOODS that are ALWAYS halal. |
They do not contain meat or meat products.
They do not contain haram substances.
|tobiko (飛び子, Japanese), tom yum pla (Thai), taramosalata (Greek), streusel (German), red snapper|
|HALAL(?)||FOODS made with meat or other product derived from a halal animal that may not have been zabiha slaughterd. |
Cheeses prepared using animal rennet.
|tekka maki (鉄火巻き, Japanese), arroz español (Spanish); venison, suet, soto ayam (Thai); |
scamorza cheese (Italian), American cheese.
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