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  Muslim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) is an adherent of Islam.
Most Muslims accept as a fellow Muslim anyone who has sincerely pronounced the Shahada, a ritual declaration of submission to God and assertion that Muhammad is the last prophet.
Muslims do not recommend this spelling because it is often pronounced "mawzlem," which sounds somewhat similar to an Arabic word for "oppressor" (Za'lem in Arabic).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muslim   (359 words)

  
 Halaal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In non-Arabic-speaking countries, the term is most commonly used in the narrower context of Muslim dietary laws, especially where meat and poultry are concerned, though it can be used for the more general meaning as well.
Muslims consider this method of killing the animal to be cleaner and more merciful to the animal.
Muslims are allowed to eat the vast majority of seafood, while in kashrut all shellfish, molluscs, and selected other varieties of fish are forbidden.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halal   (1075 words)

  
 Muslim dietary laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamic law prohibits a Muslim from consuming alcohol, eating or drinking blood and its by-products, and eating the meat of a carnivore or omnivore, such as pork, monkey, dog or cat.
However, other fatwas dispute this, and rule from the orthodox Qur'anic position, that according to verse 5:5 of the Qur'an (which declares that the food of the People of the Book to be halāl), the slaughter may be done by a Jew or a Christian.
Some of these traditional dietary restrictions may have been created to prevent trichinosis, which can be caught from undercooked pork, and other similar diseases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muslim_dietary_laws   (247 words)

  
 Muslim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many English-language writers used to call Muslims "Mohamedans" or "Mohametans", meaning "followers of Mohammed", but this terminology is considered incorrect and insulting, because it is taken to imply that they worship the prophet Muhammad, contrary to the fundamental principles of Islam itself.
Early Muslim philosophy is widely credited with being the vital bridge between classical Greco-Roman civilization and the Europeans of The Renaissance.
Muslim culture began to revive after World War I, and some consider 1979 to be a crucial year when several events (peace between Israel and Egypt, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and Iranian revolution) conspired to "wake up" the Muslim civilization.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/muslim   (1188 words)

  
 Muslim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Muslims consider the Arabic Qur'an as the direct revelation of God; translations do exist to other languages but are not regarded as the literal word of God.
Muslims believe that previously revealed scriptures, such as the Injil (Christian Gospels), the Torah and the Psalms, have been changed by Mankind, whereas God promises that the Qur'an cannot be changed and will not be changed.
Muslim culture began to revive after World War I, and some consider 1979 to be a crucial year when several events (peace between Israel and Egypt, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and Iranian revolution) conspired to be a "wake up" call to the ummah.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Muslim.htm   (1578 words)

  
 Kashrut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The basic laws of kashrut are in the Torah's Book of Leviticus, with their details set down in the oral law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) and codified by the Shulkhan Arukh and later rabbinical authorities.
Such a rationale seems reasonable when considering the laws prohibiting the consumption of carrion birds or birds of prey (which are advantageous scavengers), as they may carry disease from the carrion they consume; shellfish, which as filter feeders can accumulate harmful parasites or toxins; or pork, which can harbor trichinosis if not properly cooked.
Nevertheless, the method of slaughter used in strict adherence to Jewish law has been criticized as being inhumane by a number of animal rights organizations, in particular because animals are killed without the use of anesthesia, often administered to cows by firing a bolt into the brain or by electric shock to the head.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kashrut   (4394 words)

  
 Muslim dietary laws: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Muslim dietary laws
Islamic law prohibits a Muslim from eating the meat of any animal which itself eats meat, such as pork, monkey, dog or cat.
For the meat of an animal to be halal (lawful) it must be one of the declared halal animals, it must be slaughtered by a Muslim, and the animal may not be killed by being boiled or electrocuted.
Some Muslim clerics have ruled that the animal does not have to be killed by a Muslim, but may be slaughtered by a Jew or a Christian.
www.encyclopedian.com /ha/Halal.html   (182 words)

  
 Muslim dietary laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kosher Dietary Laws Basic overview of what the meaning of being kosher entails.
Muslim Home School Network and Resource Information for Muslim and non-Muslim teachers seeking educational material on Islam as well as resources for Muslim home schooling.
Muslim Affairs The Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee was formed to act as an advocacy group for Australia's growing Muslim community.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Muslim_dietary_laws.html   (465 words)

  
 Halal is Kosher
Lawful unto you (for food) are all cattle four-footed animals, with the exceptions named: But animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb: for Allah doth command according to His will and plan.” Surah 5:1
The reasoning is based on inflicted and self inflicted dietary laws in the Bible both of which are cured in the Koran.
This Biblical commandment was in reference to various Laws for Israelites being made stricter and even life threatening, including dietary laws because the Israelites disobeyed God.
www.jews-for-allah.org /Jews-and-Muslims-Agree/halal_is_kosher.htm   (1394 words)

  
 Muslim dietary laws -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Muslim dietary laws provide a set of rules as to what (A believer or follower of Islam) Muslims eat in their diet.
According to some (A ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority) fatwas, the animal must be slaughtered only by a (A believer or follower of Islam) Muslim.
Some of these traditional dietary restrictions may have been created to prevent (Infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted) trichinosis, which can be caught from undercooked pork, and other similar diseases.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Mu/Muslim_dietary_laws.htm   (301 words)

  
 ‘Muslim Britain’   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many Muslim’s held the ‘myth-of-return’ to their home countries, with the intention of going back to Pakistan, India or Bangladesh once sufficient funds were raised in the UK.
The new generation of Muslims do not have the barriers of communication that their elders may have had and are thus becoming more and more enterprising and expressive members of British society.
Muslim youth workers are available to the youth and many mosques are realizing that a youth committee is a vital component in attracting the younger generation towards Islam.
www.islamicsupremecouncil.com /muslimbritain.htm   (2581 words)

  
 Sumner slaughterhouse allows Muslims to observe dietary laws
That was the only way he could ensure that the slaughter was halal, or met the dietary laws of Islam, he said.
Muslims do not eat pork and require animals that are eaten to be killed humanely, without the use of firearms or stun guns.
Under Islamic dietary laws, animals are not to be skinned, maimed, tortured or killed with a blunt instrument.
www.islamfortoday.com /seattleslaughterhouse.htm   (439 words)

  
 Islam finds Western women to be rising force among converts
These new Muslim women generally choose to cover their hair with a scarf, or hijab, to follow Muslim dietary laws that include prohibitions on pork and alcohol, and to pray five times a day.
American Muslim women tend to view the subjugation of women in countries such as Afghanistan and Iran as aberrant examples of Islam.
Some are critical of traditional Islamic inheritance laws, which give short shrift to women, and some baulk at traditional Islamic dress, which requires women to cover their hair and wear loose, enveloping garments.
www.islamfortoday.com /americanmuslimwomen03.htm   (736 words)

  
 THE MUSUM DIET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When beginning to explore Muslim dietary laws one should not begin with the restrictions, but later, what is permitted to the faithful, for that by far outweighs the restrictions.
Yet, Muslims disdain this method because it is painful to the animal and because this method of killing does not allow blood to drain from the carcass and it coagulates inside instead.
Muslims believe that the prophets of God did not taste alcoholic beverages and that alcohol was prohibited in the original scriptures of divinely revealed religions.
www.iica.org /articles/diet.htm   (2741 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions about Islam and MUslims - Frequently Asked Questions about Halal and Haram
Halal means lawful in the eyes of Islam and halal food are those foods and drinks that are prepared under strict Muslim dietary laws.
Non-Muslims who invite their Muslims friends to their homes for a dinner, for instance, should assure them that the food is halal with all sincerity, having completely understood the meaning of halal in all circumstances as explained earlier.
However, some Muslims may tend to exhibit reservations and a feeling of uneasiness with the crockery or utensils used, fearing that the food, though halal, could have been cooked in utensils and served on crockery used previously for non-halal items, though these kitchen items could have been thoroughly washed with soap and water.
www.islamic-paths.org /Home/English/FAQ/Purity/Halal_Haram.htm   (2190 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Muslim dietary laws
A fatwa (Arabic:) plural fatāwa (Arabic:), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue.
ijtihad is a technical term of the Islamic law and means the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the sources of the law, the Quran and the Sunna.
Islamic law Kosher foods are those that meet certain criteria of Jewish law.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Muslim-dietary-laws   (864 words)

  
 Halal Food - An Insight Into A Growing Food Industry Segment - By Dr. Mian Riaz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It would be helpful for Muslim consumers to have manufacturers supply, along with the nutrient information, the source of an additive or ingredient used in the manufacture of a food product.
In total, a Muslim consumer base estimated to be 1.8 billion is spread over 112 countries (Chaudry, 1997).
Muslims are starting to blend the best of Western attitudes with their generally Eastern cultures.
www.icbcs.org /halal.htm   (2108 words)

  
 Muslim dietary laws - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more
Muslim dietary laws - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more
Muslim dietary laws provide a set of rules as to what Muslims eat in their diet.
These rules specify the food that is halal, meaning lawful.
www.recipes24.net /encyclopedia/m/muslim_dietary_laws.html   (222 words)

  
 Cultural Competence Q&A - Meeting Jewish and Muslim Patients' Dietary Needs - Featured Stories
Observant Muslims believe that the best way to maintain their mental, physical and spiritual well-being is to adhere to the Islamic teachings and the rules of Allah through practice and moderation in all aspects of life.
Muslims consider their health a religious matter and they believe that good nutrition is one of the essential steps toward maintaining good health.
Jewish dietary laws are known as kashrut and food that adheres to these standards is called kosher.
www.minoritynurse.com /features/health/03-01-05f.html   (1948 words)

  
 Read about Muslim dietary laws at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Muslim dietary laws and learn about Muslim ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Islamic law prohibits a Muslim from consuming alcohol, eating or drinking blood and its by-products, and eating the meat of a
For the meat of an animal to be halal it must be properly slaughtered by a Muslim or a
Jew), while mentioning the name of God (Allah); for instance, the animal may not be killed by being boiled or electrocuted, and the carcass should be hung upside down long enough to be bloodfree.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Muslim_dietary_laws   (287 words)

  
 Campus Eateries to Feed Kosher Appetites - The Daily Californian
But members of the Muslim Student Association said they were disappointed that halal foods-those that adhere to strict Muslim dietary laws-were not included.
Observant Muslim and Jewish students have long had to look outside of the dining halls to meet their dietary needs.
Muslim students say they have a few more choices, with a number of cheap halal restaurants near campus.
www.dailycal.org /article.php?id=13287   (354 words)

  
 > Halal abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to some sector of the Muslim it is interpretated that fish which do not carry scales as well as lobster and crab are considered haraam however some interprate that only those animal living in "both world" (land and water) are considered haraam; for example, frog.
Muslims are allowed to eat the vast majority of seafood to be eaten, while in kashrut all shellfish, mollusks, and selected other varieties of fish are forbidden.
Many interpret this reference to imply that the dietary laws are similar enough to (though less restrictive than) those regulating kashrut that devout Muslims can consume kosher meat and other food products when there are no halaal alternatives.
www.abcworld.net /Halal.html   (1407 words)

  
 Kosher-Hallal Kitchen Builds Cross-Cultural Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Founded in 1989, the Kosher-Hallal Kitchen was formed to allow Jewish and Muslim students on campus to follow the dietary regulations of their respective religions.
In addition, wine is forbidden for Muslims; and for Jews, dairy foods and meat foods are kept completely separate, and prepared with separate utensils and dishes.
The kitchen, which usually has one cook, was the first of its kind in the country to combine services for followers of Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.
www.mtholyoke.edu /offices/comm/csj/960301/kosher.html   (454 words)

  
 The Dietary Laws
And he allows them as lawful what is good [and pure] and prohibits them from what is bad [and impure]; he releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that were upon them.
They ask what is lawful to you: Say all good things are lawful to you as well as [the prey of] the beasts you have taught, training them as Allah has taught you.
All good things have this day been made lawful to you and the food to whom the Book was given is lawful to you and your to them.
www.renaissance.com.pk /febislaw2y2.html   (3807 words)

  
 Restaurant caters to Muslim customers - 09/28/00
   Muslims are a group even traditional businesses realize they need to pay close attention to for business.
But the diverse Arab, Muslim and even the Christian Chaldean community of business people professionals and residents has people in the area saying Metro Detroit reigns nationwide as the hub of Arab-American culture.
The procedure involves slaughtering the animal by a Muslim by putting the animal on the ground (or holding it if it's small) and slitting its throat with a sharp knife to ensure the three main blood vessels are cut.
www.detnews.com /2000/wayne/0009/28/c03-126708.htm   (862 words)

  
 Rocky Mountain News: State
He sued the state prison system because he wanted to eat meals that complied with Muslim dietary laws; wear his kufi, or prayer cap, outside his cell; and participate in religious study groups.
She suggested that prison officials let Muslim inmates wear baseball caps backward or issue lighter- weight stocking caps that can be worn all year or find some other accommodation for Muslim inmates who wish to cover their heads.
Kreiger said monthly religious classes for Muslims, which ended in 2000 because of budget cuts, resumed after a prison official in charge of finding volunteers to run the classes was deposed as part of Vashone-Caruso's lawsuit in 2004.
www.rockymountainnews.com /drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3956783,00.html   (511 words)

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