Beyond Halal

Faith in Food

"Oh mankind, eat of what is pure and wholesome..."

Quran (2:168)

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Honey for What Ails You

We had a chance to pose a few questions to Munir Ravalia, a dentist, committee member at the Kingston Mosque, and an avid beekeeper...

Veggie-Fed Beef

What is “beet-fed beef?” Last month, during a stretch of below-zero nights, some of our root vegetables froze. Our space heater broke...

The Meaning of Ihsan

There is a hadith in Sahih Muslim according to which the Prophet ﷺ said: “God has mandated excellence (ihsan) for all things...

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Go Beyond...

...the simply "Permissible"

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The businesses and farms listed in this directory offer halal meats from animals raised humanely and often organically

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"Oh you who believe, eat of the good things which We have provided you and render thanks to God if it is He whom you worship."

Quran (2:172)

Our Contributors

Krystina Friedlander

Krystina Friedlander is a childbirthh doula, childbirth instructor and midwife-in-training in Exeter, NH. She offers consulting and childbirth resources through and…

Nuri Friedlander

Nuri Friedlander teaches religion at Philips Exeter Academy and is a Ph.D candidate in the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and was formerly the Muslim Chaplain at Harvard…

Dawood Yasin

Dawood Yasin is the Coordinator of Learning Outside the Classroom at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He was previously the Muslim Chaplain at Dartmouth College. A lover of the outdoors, his youth was spent…

Patrick Bensen

Patrick Bensen is a writer and marketer born and raised in Western Massachusetts, and the current manager of Beyond Halal. He owned and operated an organic farm business for eight years…