Growing Muslim Population
Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful or permitted,” with halal food being that which adheres to Islamic law. The slaughtering of animals or poultry needs to be done in a specific way, and certain animal byproducts.
According to Pew Research1*, in 2015 Muslims made up 24.1% of the global population. Today, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70% from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060, making up 31.1% of world’s population. It is estimated that only 0.2% of the world’s Muslims live in North America. In the United States, Muslims are projected to double from 0.9% of the population in 2010 to 2.1% by 2050.2*