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

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In the same shopping center, three other businesses offer halal options: a grocery selling meat, Shalimar (an Indian restaurant) and a Thai place that, Shakoor says, started offering a halal chicken dish to meet customer demand. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Halal cuisine has blossomed around Sacramento. Here's a rundown of places to check out," 29 June 2018 The group was planning to kill veiled women, imams and recently released Islamist prisoners, and wanted to attack mosques and halal grocery stores, according to French news media. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "Shadowy Cell in France Plotted to Kill Muslim Civilians, Authorities Say," 28 June 2018 When: 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Details: kemahboardwalk.com SUGAR LAND Houston Halal Food Truck Festival Head to the Smart Financial Centre’s plaza and dig into some of the city’s finest halal street eats. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Korean pop act GOT7 and Majic 102 Summer Block Party," 3 July 2018 And if Falafel Corner’s Shakoor has anything to do with it, everyone in town will grow to love halal food. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Halal cuisine has blossomed around Sacramento. Here's a rundown of places to check out," 29 June 2018 For Egypt, Grozny offers the advantages of a familiar Middle Eastern atmosphere, halal food, and a five-star hotel with Arabic-speaking staff that is both close to the airport and the stadium where the team trains. John Leicester, Fox News, "Column: Salah suckered in inauspicious World Cup start," 12 June 2018 The city provides three halal meals a day and $4 in daily spending money. Ralph Jennings, latimes.com, "A mostly Christian city in the Philippines lays out the welcome mat for displaced Muslims," 11 Dec. 2017 The pantry is careful to consider religious dietary restrictions, separating foods for the lacto-vegetarian diets of Hindus and the halal laws of Muslims, Ms. Acharya said. Nikita Stewart, New York Times, "Adding Pantries and Spice to New York’s Hungry Neighborhoods," 11 Sep. 2017 Moughni said that in the last week, it was discovered via calls from customers that Little Caesars is no longer selling halal pepperoni and that the halal pepperoni signs at that location had been removed. Hasan Dudar, USA TODAY, "Judge tosses a 'halal' lawsuit against Little Caesars; 1 remains," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of halal

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for halal

Arabic ḥalāl permissible

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English Language Learners Definition of halal

: accepted by Muslim law as fit for eating
: selling or serving halal food


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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