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What a MUSLIM can/cannot eat or drink ?

Whenever I visit any place, or meet any person in Korea. I have this feelings that people don't know much about what a MUSLIM ( religion -> Islam) can/cannot eat or drink ?

Here are brief details :

A. Muslims can eat  meat( Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Camel, Duck ) which is "HALAL" and Sea Food ( Fish etc.)
Explanation Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah. However if there is no other food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food. Holy Quran(Surah 2:173) states:


"If one is forced because there is no other choice, neither craving nor transgressing, there is no sin in him".


Halal : Halal (Arabic:حلال, ḥalāl; means lawful or legal) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according toIslamic law. It is the opposite of haraam. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law

Dhabiha: method of slaughter : Ḏabīḥah (ذَبِيْحَة) is the prescribed method of slaughtering all animals excluding fish and most sea-life per Islamic law. This method of slaughtering animals consists of a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife that cuts the front of the throat, the carotid artery, wind pipe and jugular veins but leaves the spinal cord intact. The objective of this technique is to more effectively drain the body of the animal's blood, resulting in "more hygienic" meat.




B. Muslim can not eat Pork/Ham, animals improperly slaughtered, carnivorous animals, birds of prey




C. Muslim can not drink Alcohol 




Here are some facts about Countries which offer Halal Food in different countries :



In Dearborn, Michigan, the home of one of the largest Muslim and Arab populations in the United States, some fast food restaurant chains such as the McDonald's Corporation have introduced halal chicken nuggets. In the United KingdomChinaMalaysia or Singapore, halal fried chicken restaurants having thousands of outlets serve halal foods, such as the Chicking Fried ChickenKennedy Fried ChickenBrown's Chicken, and Crown Fried Chicken companies. As of February 2009, Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the U.K. began to sell halal meals in several restaurants.
Also, in New York City there are numerous halal food carts in business which serve gyros, chicken platters, and other halal fast foods, whereas in Europe, there are many of the Muslim-owned Döner kebab shops.

In Korea we can buy "Halal" meat from many locations like Suwon Station, Ansan, Itaewon, BUSAN etc. 

If you have any questions , you can post in in comments.




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