ha·​lal | \ hə-ˈläl How to pronounce halal (audio) \

Definition of halal

1 : sanctioned by Islamic law especially : ritually fit for use halal foods
2 : selling or serving food ritually fit according to Islamic law a halal restaurant

Examples of halal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Khurram Shamim, who sells a halal Italian-beef sandwich at his restaurant, Slim’s, is also hesitant to mess with tradition. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 In Urumqi, the regional capital, authorities have waged campaigns against halal dietary restrictions. Nury Turkel, Time, 8 June 2020 Al Madina Meat Market: This halal meat market doesn’t stock pork, but it was well supplied with chicken, beef, lamb and goat. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 17 Mar. 2020 There, the food must be strictly halal, and the irregular schedule is subject to the weather. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2020 Homestyle, halal Lebanese diner specializing in traditional breakfast staples. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 4 Dec. 2019 The 40 prisoners, all men, get halal food, access to satellite news and sports channels, workout equipment and PlayStations. New York Times, 16 Sep. 2019 Revolving flavors include paneer, dal, tikka masala and tandoori and include vegan, gluten-free and halal meat options. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 27 Aug. 2019 Most use halal meat, in order to appeal to diverse communities. Julia Webster, Time, 23 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of halal

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for halal

Arabic ḥalāl permissible

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“Halal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halal. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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hal·​al | \ hə-ˈläl \

Kids Definition of halal

1 : fit for eating under Islamic law halal meat
2 : selling or serving food fit for eating under Islamic law halal restaurants


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