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†† The Source of Halal
Muslims have a system for eating and drinking, and this system is taken from the Islamic law, which is made by Allah (God).
阿拉將《古蘭經》降示給† 祂的使者穆罕默德(願他得安祥)，他隨時都在接收† 祂所降示給他的啟示，因此他言行舉止與行住坐臥無不得自† 阿拉教誨，他成為先知後的畢生行誼稱為聖行。
Allah revealed Qurān to His messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the prophet himself was getting the inspiration and revelation from Him all the time. He used to talk, act, behave, and live according to what Allah told him, which is called the Sunnah.
So the source for Muslims in everything is Qurān and Sunnah.
†† The Definition of Halal
In Islam, things are very clear and easy to apply in daily life.
In Arabic, the word Halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. According to these guidelines from the Qurān, Muslims cannot consume the followings:
◆ 豬肉及豬肉製品 pork or pork by products
◆ 非經宰殺而自行死亡之動物† animals that were dead prior to slaughtering
◆ 非經正確方式宰殺或未以 阿拉(上帝)之名宰殺之動物
†††† animals not slaughtered properly or not slaughtered in the name of Āllah
◆ 帶血或血製品† blood by products
◆ 酒精† alcohol
◆ 肉食性動物† carnivorous animals
◆ 猛禽† birds of prey
◆ 任何傷害身體的東西(例如：毒品...等)†† anything harming our bodies (eg. drugs, etc.)
†††† Why Halal?
◆ 清真(哈腊) 是一種最人道的動物宰殺方式
††† Halal is One of the Most Humane Methods of Slaughtering Animals.
Muslims are taught through the Qurān that all animals should be treated with respect and well cared for. The goal is to slaughter the animal in a way limiting the pain the animal will undergo.
When an animal is slaughtered, the jugular veins are cut and the blood is allowed to drain from the animal. This way not only reduces the pains to the limit but also makes the fat along with the toxic go out rapidly with the blood.
†† Halal is One of the Healthiest Ways of Diet.
阿拉教導我們正當的飲食方式，目的讓我們身心都得健康，這些飼養及宰殺動物的方式為我們提供乾淨健康的肉品，遵守清真(哈腊)飲食方式，將使我們遠離會毒害我們身體與心靈的有害物質。 † 阿拉並不要求我們素食，而是要我們遵循 祂所訂定的規則，讓我們以正當方式盡情享用 祂所賜予我們的美食與生活。
Āllah teaches us the righteous way of diet for us to be healthy both physically and mentally. The ways of raising and slaughtering animals provide us with clean and healthy meat. Following the Halal ways keeps us away from toxicant things that harm not only our bodies but also our minds. Āllah didnít ask us to be vegetarians. He only asks us to follow His guidelines for us to enjoy food and life He blessed in the righteous and enjoyable way.