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What Is it With That White Sauce?

Laila Alawa | Posted 11.14.2014 | New York
Laila Alawa

It's a common sight in New York City: the long lines, persistently crowded even on the chilliest of nights, stretched around the block in front of the iconic red and yellow awnings.

Should Halal Meat Be Organic?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

The Prophet Muhammad advised his followers to treat animals with kindness and, if needed, kill them mercifully for food. And he didn’t mince words. ...

Answering 7 Charges of Animal Cruelty Against Muslims

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Animals do feel the pain and we don't deny that. But the Prophet's intent was "...to cause as little pain as possible." Since affording Muslims will be sacrificing an animal on Eid-ul-Adha this weekend, it's time to answer the top seven charges of animal cruelty against them.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

Ramadan Reflection Day 12: Halal or Horrendous? Meat in the Muslim Community

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In Islam, so much of our spirituality is tied to what we consume and right now a lot of Muslims, and people in general, are not consuming things that are good for them. There is an inherent beauty in an animal giving its to provide sustenance to you and I. To me, it only makes sense that such an act would necessitate remembering God at every step of the process.

Cadbury Malaysia Is Halal After All

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday i...

Muslims Are Furious With Cadbury

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion

Cadbury Malaysia has pulled its Dairy Milk hazelnut and Dairy Milk roasted almond bars from shelves after the Malaysian Health Ministry found traces o...

Is Sport Hunting a Sin?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Our treatment of animals may in the future help shape relationships between peoples as much as with such creatures. Religion and culture may play role...

The 'Halal Version' Of The 'Happy British Muslims' Video Gets Rid Of All The Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

It's been just three days since the "Happy British Muslims" video was posted, and the Internet has already exploded with opinions about it, ranging fr...

Denmark's Controversial Halal And Kosher Slaughter Ban Comes Into Effect

Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

Denmark's controversial ban on slaughtering conscious animals went into effect on Monday and has already come under fire from Jewish and Muslim groups...

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

Japanese Whaling Ship Gets Halal Certification

Agence France Presse | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Japan's whaling mothership has been awarded a halal certificate to prove the whales it takes from the Antarctic Ocean are slaughtered in accordance wi...

Muslim Woman Allegedly Tricked Into Eating Bacon At TGI Friday's

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

A Muslim woman dining at a TGI Friday's in Garland, Tex. last weekend was shocked to find an unwelcome ingredient in her iced tea: pork. Nicole Que...

But Is It Kosher?

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - When the world's first test-tube beef burger was cooked and eaten this week, food critics all asked about its taste. For many Jews, Muslim...

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

As with most Jewish communities, the vast majority of Polish Jews do not keep kosher. Yet, the news that the ban on Kosher meat production in Poland will continue indefinitely is of profound symbolic importance.

5 Tips for Healthy Eating During a Summer Ramadan

Yvonne Maffei | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Yvonne Maffei

A fasting person needs good, nutrient-rich food that provides the energy necessary for the priorities of daily life and no other time of year is that more important than during Ramadan when we're fasting for long hours, some of us in very hot climates or in the summer season.

The Trouble With Halal Food Standards

Religion News Service | OMAR SACIRBEY | Posted 06.27.2013 | Religion

(RNS) When McDonald’s announced it would discontinue the sale of halal chicken nuggets and chicken sandwiches at two restaurants earlier this week, ...

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

Choosing And Killing Your Own Chicken

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

A lot of crazy things happen beneath the surface of NYC. Case and point: A halal slaughterhouse down a backstreet in a random neighborhood in Queens.

Ohio Muslim Inmates Sue Over Meal Preparation

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Muslim death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same ...

What's Pork Got To Do With It?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Claims made that any hint of swine will prohibit you from entering heaven must seem ironic to a Muslim living with a porcine heart valve.

Whole Foods Responds To Ramadan Marketing Controversy

The Huffington Post | Bryan Maygers | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion

Whole Foods is the object of a growing controversy about the popular grocery chain's treatment of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims that ...

Progress? Discrimination? Or Simply a Stunning Controversy?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Whether religious slaughter of animals is seen as humane or inhumane, discriminatory, cruel, sacred or medieval depends on the eye of the beholder.

Eating With a Spiritual Compass

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

While the reasons for fasting are varied -- whether it's to purify, connect with a higher spiritual power, atone, or to practice self-control and abstinence -- these spiritual rituals also create a sense of community with fellow observers.

Making NYC Street Meat: Chicken and Rice Recipe

Michelle Won | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Michelle Won

If you are a New Yorker... or know a New Yorker... or know someone who knows a New Yorker, you know about the best halal chicken and rice cart on 53rd and 6th. Our chicken recipe is better.