What does 'Halal' mean?
'Halal' is an Arabic word, and it translates into English as 'permissable', 'lawful' or 'allowed'. Muslims use the term halal to identify what is allowed. For example, halal food indicates that the food has been prepared in accordance to Islamic law: it does not contain alcohol or pork, and any meat has been slaughtered in the Islamic way; making it food that Muslims are allowed to consume. Another example is halal dress, which indicates clothes that are allowed to be worn, which would include: modest, all covered clothes, hijab (head scarf) or, simply clean clothes.