Hiroshima Tips : (HALAL FOOD)

Hi everyone, I'm Hanan Zehry, HSAA member from Egypt. 

Today I will give notes about important issue for Muslim Travelers in Japan.

Q What does halal mean?

Halal is the Arabic word for “lawful” or “permitted”. It is a broad term covering what is allowed in Islamic, but is often used in conjunction with food. 

The slaughter of a halal animal guidelines:

• Allah (God's) name must be pronounced during slaughter.

• The instrument must be very sharp. The animal must be slit at the throat.

• The animal must be hung upside down and allowed to bleed dry. 

• The animal must have been fed a natural diet that did not contain animal by-products.

Muslims are not allowed to. 

• Alcohol

• Pig meat

• Meat of an animal that has died of natural causes.

Not just meats

Some also avoid cakes, biscuits, ice-cream and packaged foods that contain animal based products that comes from pigs.

Bangladeshi, Egyptian, Indian, Indonesian, Iranian, Malaysian, Moroccan, Pakistani and Turkish restaurants may also have halal food options.

The following links are shops you can make an order online : (only the last 2 links I tried myself)