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Shown by Mercy Halal LLC and Sam Kouka

New Zealand is one of the world’s largest exporters of meat and a major exporter of halal meet as well.  In fact, New Zealand is the largest exporter of halal sheep in the world.   A good percentage of this meat is exported to America and sold in restaurants, supermarkets, and distributors all over the country.  Therefore, in order to ensure the integrity and verify the halal status of meat sold with the ‘halal’ label in America at a national level, one has to go back to the source of the meat.  This means that it is essential for halal organizations in America to have strong links with New Zealand and obtain first-hand information on the halal process in New Zealand.
Australia is one of the largest meat exporters in the world and is a world leader in halal production. One of its largest export markets is the United States of America, and Australian meat is widely sold all over America in numerous butchers, restaurants, and retailers. The majority of this meat is labeled as ‘halal’ and certified by a Halal organization in Australia. The halal meat industry in America is largely unregulated and there is widespread abuse in the usage of ‘halal’ labels and ‘halal’ certificates. For this reason, it is extremely important for the Muslim community in America to verify the halal status of Australian meat and obtain first-hand information on the halal process in Australia.
The Halal Advocates of America Education and Awareness Presentation has been instrumental in various parts of the country to help Muslims and Non-Muslims understand the fundamentals o what the most non-controversial and prophetic criteria is for Halal. The presentation has been given to a number of universities interested in bringing a Halal agenda to the Muslim students on campus. Our advocacy’s hope is to have such presentations availale to all types of industries and sectors including airlines, prisons, hospital and more!
If the matter is as described, with the meat being slaughtered by a mixture of people that includes people of the Book, idol-worshippers and ignorant Muslims, and you cannot tell who has slaughtered what and it is not known whether the name of Allaah was mentioned at the time of slaughter or not, then it is haraam to eat the meat when you are confused about who did the slaughtering, because the basic principle is that animals of the an’aam class (i.e., camels, cattle, sheep and…
The first point can quite thoroughly be answered on the notion of doubt. This will first be addressed from a theoretical perspective, and then at a practical level. If for the time being we assume that there are certain criteria (to be explained in the response to inquiry #2) for the slaughter of “People of the Book”, how much certainty does should be in a Muslim’s mind that the criteria is being mentioned? On this issue, there exist two extremes. One group…
“There is no legal burden [upon Muslims] to verify whether Allah’s name has been mentioned if a slaughtering is done by someone other than them and they are ignorant of whether Allah’s name was mentioned or not. The slaughtering is judged unacceptable only if it surfaces with certainty that the slaughterer did not mention Allah’s name. It is also possible that this hadith means that if the meat comes from someone whose slaughtered animal becomes lawful if he does…
“Forbidden unto you (for food) are: carrion and blood and swine flesh, and that on which hath been invoked the name other than Allah, and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which hath been gored to death, and the devoured of wild beasts, saving that which ye make lawful (by slaughter) and that which hath been immolated to idols and that ye swear by the divining arrows. This is an abomination….” (Chapter V,…
Abu Hurairah RA related,” Allah’s Messenger PBUH said: Verily Allah is pure and He accepts only what is pure and indeed Allah has given those orders to the believers, which he has given to the Messengers. He has said, “O Messenger, eat from the pure foods and work righteous”. He -also- has said: “O you who have believed, eat from the pure things which we have provided you.” Then (the Prophet PBUH) made mention of a man who undergoes a lengthy journey in…
The rules and laws governing hunting and slaughtering are given great importance in traditional Islamic jurisprudence, because of the importance Allah and His Messenger (Allah bless him & give him peace) gave them.

 

The fuqaha (jurists) have explained these rules in great detail in their various works, deducing from the Qur’an, Prophetic example (sunna), and the sayings of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them). Very rarely will one find a book in traditional Islamic jurisprudence without a complete chapter on hunting and slaughtering.

Slaughtering animals mechanically is becoming a widespread phenomenon in many abattoirs, plants and firms in a number of countries. The idea and objective behind slaughtering animals mechanically rather than manually is to speed up the process of slaughter, thus cater for a mass production.
Established in 2008, the Halal Advocates emerged out of the concern of a few individuals for the state of Halal in America and its implications to the Muslim community in America.
Spanning the nation, from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, California to the Midwest, the Halal Advocates of America seek to play a positive and unique role in the establishment of the Halal brand in America, the advancement of its progressive certification and verification program for businesses wanting to do “Halal right”, and bringing about a robust chapter-model for the community to educate itself through.

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Spanning the nation, from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, California to the Midwest, the Halal Advocates of America seek to play a positive and unique role in the establishment of the Halal brand in America, the advancement of its progressive certification and verification program for businesses wanting to do “Halal right”, and bringing about a robust chapter-model for the community to educate itself through.

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