It’s Ramadan! And in addition to fasting, praying, reading Qur’an, and focusing on atonement and self-improvement, this month means dates. Lots and lots of dates.
Dates hold special status for Muslims. The Qur’an mentions Allah provided Mary with dates just after giving birth to Prophet Jesus. The Prophet Muhammad’s life is filled with stories of dates, too, peace be upon him. Not only was it the choice food he broke his fast with, but dates played a notable role in the lives of the people of Madinah, both in everyday cuisine and religious practice.
If you’re Muslim, you know these fruits of the date palm tree, usually dried, show up in your households in the dozens if not hundreds during Ramadan. Eating them straight up to break your fast, as the Prophetic practice was, is a cherished seasonal memory we all have.
But there are ways to enhance your date eating experience. Whether you want to do something special for an upcoming iftar party or just want to try dates in a totally different way, here are some ways to upgrade your dates. Continue reading
What if I told you that the high-quality beef served top restaurants across America was actually Zabihah Halal meat? Impossible, right?
Well, guess what? It’s actually true. Creekstone Farms, one of the top choices of beef for restaurants across America, just so happens to be a fully Zabihah Halal beef processing company.
That means you can walk into any restaurant that gets beef from Creekstone, select a dish that is made with that beef, ensure it’s cooked and prepared without cross-contamination with other meats or alcohol, and enjoy some of the best meat in the country.
And what’s more is this is not run-of-the-mill average stuff. These are some of the top rated restaurants in major cities and even across the country.
And it’s all Zabihah Halal. Hand slaughtered Zabihah Halal.
Unbelievable, huh? It is. Which is why I’ve done my research and have laid out how it all works in this article. For those of you who want to read the details, you can scroll down below. But if you just want to just eat this high-end beef, check out this running list, call up one of the restaurants and do a couple checks to verify the dish is prepared Halal, and enjoy. Continue reading
Bismillāhi al-rahmān al-rahīm. In the name of the God, the Merciful, the Beneficent.
It’s a very exciting time in food enthusiasm for Muslims today. The Halal industry is booming, people are exploring cuisines from all over the world, and the idea of eating better food, both in taste and spirit, has spread throughout our community.