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
Recent Examples of halal from the Web
Little Caesars is firing back in a dispute with a Muslim man over halal pizza at a Detroit-area location.
Asian markets, longtime fixtures in the community, have added halal sections for the growing Muslim population from Africa.
In some cases, employees at the Ford Road location in Dearborn were mistakenly giving non-halal products to customers who asked for halal ones.
Apparently, my husband knew how to slaughter animals the halal way and had agreed to provide this service for the benefit of the community.
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Origin and Etymology of halal
Arabic ḥalāl permissible
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
HALAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of halal for English Language Learners
: accepted by Muslim law as fit for eating
: selling or serving halal food
HALAL Defined for Kids
Definition of halal for Students
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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