Halal but un-islamic, restoring the Ethical Core of Islam

The last three hundred years of Muslim history has witnessed the gap between law and ethics widen. Throughout various intervals in history, the discipline of law lost its connection with the ethical paradigm of Islam. The Islamic faith has been reduced to a legal barometer, a code of halal and haram. The microscopic lens of our legal tradition which dissects and deciphers to offer creative legal solutions is the pre-eminent and predominant framework through which we analyse and make sense of the world around us. The result?

Contemporary Animal Farming in Light of Islamic Principles

Regular and frequent consumption of meat has become a staple of food culture. In Western and also in Arab countries traditional dishes mostly contain meat or dairy products. Its consumption is a regular feature of food culture and it would be almost impossible for many to imagine a life without it. Especially in developed countries the use of meat, eggs and dairy products are contained in all three dishes of the day. In the western world many consumers choose to restrict their diet to vegetarianism.

Food Ethics and Islam

The scope of food ethics is broad and it touches cultural, political and economical aspects. Discussions centre around a variety of topics such as food security, food sustainability, global hunger, novel technologies, traceability, obesity, agro food production, biofuels, modern animal production and welfare and so forth.

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