At the Kabab House, not only are we a family-friendly restaurant, but we also offer halal fare as well. It’s important that we serve healthy, delicious food to our customers, and we offer both Moroccan and Mediterranean food. Located conveniently close to Disney World, we serve some of the best kebabs in the state of Florida for reasonable prices. Some of our other delicious Mediterranean cuisine includes gyros and shawarmas, and we serve fresh, healthy salads as well. Many people do not understand what exactly constitutes halal food, so today we would like to discuss this type of fare in more detail.
Halal Vs. Haram
Halal means “permissible” in Arabic and refers to food that follows Islamic law stated in the Qur’an. The opposite of halal is haram, which means “forbidden.” According to the Qur’an, the following foods and drinks are considered haram to practicing Muslims:
- Birds of prey
- Land dwelling animals without external ears
- Alcoholic beverages
- Blood or by-products of blood
- Animals not slaughtered in the name of Allah
- Animals not properly slaughtered
- Pork or pork byproducts
- Carnivorous animals
- Any food prepared with lard or alcohol (including vanilla extract)
Halal Animal Slaughter
According to the Qur’an, all animals need to be well taken care of and treated with respect, and this includes their slaughter methods. The most humane way to slaughter an animal is to do so in a minimally painful manner. Halal meats are slaughtered by cutting the jugular vein and draining the blood. Blood is specifically haram, so it needs to be removed from the animal before consumption.