What is Halal Meat?

Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten
and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for
consumption, known as dhabihah (zabihah)

Thabiha or Dhabiha (Arabic: ذبيحة‎), is the prescribed method of
ritual slaughter of all animals excluding fish and most sea-life
per Islamic law. It is an Islamic method of slaughtering animals.

The Islamic mode of slaughtering an animal requires the
following conditions to be met:

1. Animal should be slaughtered with sharp knife:
The animal has to be slaughtered with a sharp object (knife)
and in a fast way so that the pain of slaughter is minimized.

2. Cut wind pipe, throat and vessels of neck:
Zabiha is an Arabic word which means ‘slaughtered’. The
‘slaughtering’ is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and
the blood vessels in the neck causing the animal’s death
without cutting the spinal cord.

3. Blood should be drained:
The blood has to be drained completely before the head is
removed. The purpose is to drain out most of the blood, which
would serve as a good culture medium for microorganisms.
The spinal cord must not be cut because the nerve fibers to the
heart could be damaged during the process causing cardiac
arrest, stagnating the blood in the blood vessels.

Did You Know?

Blood is a good source of germs, bacteria, toxins:
Therefore the Muslim way of slaughtering is more hygienic as
most of the blood containing germs, bacteria, toxins are

Freshness of meat is a longer amount of time:
Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh for a
longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared
to other methods of slaughtering.

Animal does not feel pain and is humane:
The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of
blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the
animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles,
writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the
contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and
due to the flow of blood out of the body.

Local Halal Grocers

International Foods

4052 Bay Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603
(Food & Spices)


Bay City, Saginaw, Midland
(sell pre-packaged meat)

Yasmeens Mediterranean

3545 Bay Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603
(Grocer & Deli)

Sam's Club

Bay City, Saginaw, Midland
(sell pre-packaged meat)

LaLonde's Market

4007 N. Jefferson Ave.
Midland, MI 48640
(Not in stock, call Scott to order)


Bay City, Saginaw, Midland
(sell pre-packaged meat)

Local Halal Restaurants

Lahori Restaurant

144 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640
(Formerly Lazeez)

Kabob N Curry House

4070 Bay Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603


6800 Eastman Ave.
Midland, MI 48642
(Midland Mall)

Panda Express

4505 Bay Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48601
(only some dishes, must ask)

Outback Steakhouse

2468 Tittabawassee Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48604
(only some dishes, must ask)

Yasmeens Mediterranean

3545 Bay Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603
(Grocer & Deli)

The Panda House

1010 N Niagara St.
Saginaw, MI 48602
(only some dishes, must ask)

Let us know if there is a business to add!

Halal suppliers in our area

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