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'Halal' Food is Not Just About 'No Pork' (Part 1)

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Bismillah-ir-Rahmaan-ir-Raheem.   May this piece of writing be a guide to knowing what is halal food. In all my insufficiencies, I hope that by the end of this post, I would have covered the important aspects of what is meant by  halal food. I am no Ustaz (a term regularly used to refer to an Islamic teacher). Just a regular netizen trying to open the eyes of the public, especially our non-Muslim neighbors and friends. So, one would ask, why the sudden urge to write about it? First of all. It wasn't anything related to food - at all. There are in fact, many other aspects in our modern life that I have found completely misconstrued from what it should have been - Islamically speaking. For example, once upon a time, the term 'profit' in Islamic banking was found to be interchangeable with 'interest' by a conventional banking employee. " Aaahh , sama saja !!" (It's the same thing!!) He said. I paused. I knew there was a difference but I had forgotten w

Opah's Chocolatey Honey Stars Breakfast Cereal

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My late Opah, may Allah bless her, used to prepare this one simple breakfast recipe. A breakfast made from the Nestle Honey Stars cereal with a little hint of chocolate. I remember it so well because she used to prepare it warm. The milk was always slightly chocolatey but then I never bothered to ask how she had made it. Perhaps she added some Milo - yes, must be Milo 😁 Let us make some! Breakfast: Chocolatey Honey Stars