What is halal?
Food is man's basic need. Without food it is not only difficult but quite impossible to survive. Man must, therefore eat food in some form or another. Whatever man regularly eats can be divided into two broad categories, namely vegetables and meat, both of which are abundantly available.
But nowhere in the world can Muslims ever turn away from Islamic guidelines on the slaughtering of animals.
Basically there are four things forbidden, as laid down in this Divine edict:
"Believers! Eat the good things that We have provided for you. And be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship. He has only forbidden you dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name has been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced to this by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor the transgressing of due limits, then is he guiltless. For Allah is Forgiving, and Merciful."
Pak Butchers meat and poultry is slaughtered according to Islamic Shariah Law and is done through a 100% Zabiha process...
According to Halal regulations, slaughtering is intended to be done in such a manner that it causes minimum pain and suffering to the animal. In these modern days, the process of stunning is acceptable as long as the animal does not die before the time of Zabiha.
Zabiha is considered as the most appropriate and correct way to slaughter animals for consumption as per the prescriptions in the Quran. Zabiha is the way that defines how the animals must be slaughtered in a humane way.
We are certified under the strict Halal certification standards of the Halal Monitoring Board.
Having said that, most Muslim slaughterhouses feel it is safer and better practice not to stun animals before slaughter so that there is no chance of ‘dead before Zibiha’ in meat production, especially in the case of Chicken, as the Chicken is much weaker than the Lamb, Goat or Beef animal. There are several views on this subject.
Pak Butchers personally visit every supplier that they deal with and can guarantee the process of Halal Zabiha, they also take a delegation of local Muslim leaders, Imams and the community to their chosen slaughter houses. If this is of interest to you, you may email us to join the next delegation.
Zabiha restricts the slaughter of several animals, as they are considered unlawful. Halal means anything which is lawful and permissible as per the laws of Islam. So Zabiha may be considered a form of Halal which ensures that very animal is slaughtered in a humane way, and complies with the Islamic beliefs.