Definition of halal in English:


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Pronunciation: /həˈlɑːl


  • 1Denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law: halal butchers
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    • As well as selling local produce and creating their own sausages and hams on site, their range will include halal meats for Muslims in the York area.
    • It is, of course, very difficult to kill your own sheep en ville, and most Muslims purchase halal meat from slaughterhouses.
    • The proposed authority will conduct medical and scientific studies and provide information to highlight the health and nutritional aspects of consuming halal meat.
  • 1.1Religiously acceptable according to Muslim law: halal banking
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    • My income is halal (acceptable under Islam) because I have been working very hard.
    • Shellac (insect secretion) is acceptable as a halal ingredient.
    • For a businessman, it is a religious duty to learn Islam's teachings about economics and halal and haram transactions.


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  • Halal meat.
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    • We will not ban the production of halal or kosher meat.
    • He eats halal and doesn't drink alcohol.
    • Organisers hope to accommodate special dietary requirements such as halal or vegetarian food on request.


mid 19th century: from Arabic ḥalāl 'according to religious law'.

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