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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*

 

 

References (*)

  1. www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/06/why-muslims-are-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religious-group/
  2. www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/31/worlds-muslim-population-more-widespread-than-you-might-think/
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