Islamic Center of Saint Joseph

Grocery & Halal Meat

Why Halal Meat?

Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah.

Thabiha or Dhabiha (Arabic: ذبيحة‎), is the prescribed method of ritual slaughter of all animals excluding fish and most sea-life per Islamic law. Islamic method of slaughtering animal.

The Islamic mode of slaughtering an animal requires the
following conditions to be met:

1. Animal should be slaughtered with sharp knife:

The animal has to be slaughtered with a sharp object (knife) and in a fast way so that the pain of slaughter is minimized.

2. Cut wind pipe, throat and vessels of neck:

Zabiha is an Arabic word which means ‘slaughtered’. The ‘slaughtering’ is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord.

3. Blood should be drained:
The blood has to be drained completely before the head is removed. The purpose is to drain out most of the blood, which 
would serve as a good culture medium for microorganisms. The spinal cord must not be cut because the nerve fibers to the 
heart could be damaged during the process causing cardiac arrest, stagnating the blood in the blood vessels.

Blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, toxins:  
Therefore the Muslim way of slaughtering is more hygienic as most of the blood containing germs, bacteria, toxins are 

Meat remains fresh for a longer time:
Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh for a longer time due to deficiency of blood in the meat as compared 
to other methods of slaughtering.

Animal does not feel pain:
The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles, writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of blood out of the body.

Grocery & Halal Meat​ Markets

Al Habashi Halal Meat
9772 Quivera Road
Lenexa, KS 66215

Ambar Halal Meat Market
2615 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64124

Apna Bazar
14545 Metcalf Avenue
Lions Gate Mkt. Place
Overland Park,KS 66223

Arahaman Halal Market
2200 Lexington Avenue Kansas City, MO 64124 816-221-5432

Festival Foods
4357 NE Chouteau Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64117

Halal Mart
8330 E. Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO 64134

Halal Meat Market & International Grocery
7805 W. 151st Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Hummus Bread & More
4027 N. Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64116

India Emporium
10458 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212

Jerusalem Bakery
1404 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Makkah Halal Store
3011 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64124

Nation Mart
402 S. 8th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Olive Café
9510 James A Reed Road
Kansas City, MO 64134

Pak Halal
1159 W. 87th Street
Lenexa, KS 66125

Patel Foods
7214 W 119th Street
Overland Park, KS  66213

Safa Halal
2203 Lexington Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64124

Shahrazad Market
12605 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66209

Sun Fresh
4357 NE Chouteau
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 452-6803