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TJ Halal Meats has been Eastern Suburbs quality halal butcher shop for over 20 years. TJ Halal Meats is located in the heart of Maroubra Junction where the freshest cuts of meat are delivered daily.

Originally from Jogjakarta in Indonesia, Toto trained as a food technologist in Sydney and worked at Masterfoods for nearly 15 years. Jusuf loved helping his dad on the weekends and when he finished school, he went to TAFE to do the three-year butchery course. He says that his training and the Australian-trained butchers his father employed makes them different to other halal butchers. “You don’t walk in and see the chunks of meat that you see in many halal butchers.

TJ Halal Meats Pty Ltd is elected in one of the category of Fresh Meat in the Australian Small Business Awards and has been chosen a finalist.

Established in 1991.
TJ Halal Meats has been Eastern Suburbs quality halal butcher shop for over 20 years. TJ Halal Meats is located in the heart of Maroubra Junction where the freshest cuts of meat are delivered daily. We want to maintain that reputation with untouched quality.

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• Fresh meats made to order
• Halal Meats
• Indonesian Grocery Available in shop
• Catering options available
• Delivery available

 

 

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From pre-packaged home made sausages and fine cuts of lamb to a full selection of delicatessen halal meats, we are your one-stop butcher shop!

BEEF CUTS

Dice Beef, Blade Steak, Eye Fillet, Scotch Fillet, TBone Steak

LAMB CUTS

Fillets, Dice Lamb, Cutlet, Spare Ribs

CHICKEN CUTS

Breast Fillet, Drumstick, Wing, Thigh Fillet, Free Range

GOAT CUTS

Whole Shoulder, Goat Meat with Bone, Whole Leg

WAGYU BEEF

Grade 5 Sirlion Steak, Grade 5 to 6 Rump Steak,

FROZEN COOKED PRODUCTS

Beef Pie, Chicken Nuggets,

SAUSAGES

Free Range Chicken Sausages

PLUS MANY MORE

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What Is Halal?

In Short..

Halal is One of the Most Humane Methods of Animal Slaughter

Muslims are taught through the Qu’ran that all animals should be treated with respect and well cared for. The goal is to slaughter the animal, limiting the amount of pain the animal will endure.

When an animal is slaughtered, the jugular vein is cut and the blood is allowed to drain from the animal. Remember, Muslims are prohibited from consuming animal blood.

In Detail

Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified “halal,” it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork.)

The slaughter of a halal animal is called “zabihah” and there are certain guidelines to follow:

  • Allah’s (God’s) name must be pronounced during slaughter.
  • The instrument must be very sharp to ensure humane slaughter. The animal must be slit at the throat.
  • The animal must not be unconscious
  • The animal must be hung upside down and allowed to bleed dry. Eating blood is not halal.
  • These steps must be accomplished by a Muslim or the People of the Book (Christian or Jew.) Many observant Muslims find kosher meat acceptable.
  • The animal must have been fed a natural diet that did not contain animal by-products.

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Qur’an (the Muslim scripture). The opposite of halal is haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. These terms are commonly used in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and food contact materials.

While many things are clearly halal or haram, there are some things which are not clear. Further information is needed to categorise them as halal or haram. Such items are often referred to as mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable.

Definition

In general every food is considered halal in Islam unless it is specially prohibited by the Qur’an or the Hadith . By official definition, halal foods are those that are:

  1. Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law (Shariah).
  2. Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law.

Muslims eat to maintain a strong and healthy physique in order to be able to contribute their knowledge and effort for the welfare of the society. Muslims are supposed to make an effort to obtain the best quality nutritionally. It is mentioned in a Hadith that the prayer of a person is rejected by Allah if the food consumed is prohibited (haram).

All foods are considered halal except the following (which are haram):

  • Alcoholic drinks and intoxicants
  • Non-Halal Animal Fat
  • Enzymes* (Microbial Enzymes are permissible)
  • Gelatine* – from non-Halal source (fish gelatine is Halal)
  • L-cysteine (if from human hair)
  • Lard
  • Lipase* (only animal lipase need be avoided)
  • Non-Halal Animal Shortening
  • Pork, Bacon / Ham and anything from pigs
  • Unspecified Meat Broth
  • Rennet* (All forms should be avoided except for plant / microbial /
  • synthetic – rennet obtained from halal slaughtered animal is
  • permissible).
  • Stock* (a blend of mix species broth or meat stock)
  • Tallow* (non-Halal species)
  • Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and certain other animals
  • Foods contaminated with any of the above products
(*May be consumed if derived from Halal animals.)

Halal/Haram

Foods containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, and flavours are questionable, because the origin of these ingredients is not known.

In the meat and poultry food industry, animals such as cows, veal, lamb, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, game birds, bison, venison, etc, are considered halal, but they must be prepared according to Islamic laws in order for their meat to be suitable for consumption (see below).

Fish and seafood (with the exception of crocodiles, alligators and frogs) are generally acceptable for Muslims but as always check first, as there may be a personal dietary preference or allergy. The preparation of the fish or seafood should not include alcohol (ie batter or wine, or anything considered haram).

In cases of necessity, prohibited things may become permissible (halal) for the duration of the emergency or need, as Islam puts a priority on life over death. Refer to Qur’an at Chapter 2:173 (Al Baqarah).

Islamic Halal Meat Preparation and Supervision

In Australia, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC – the peak Muslim body) certifies and trains Islamic slaughtermen for the meat and poultry industry. AFIC’s Halal Service Manager travels throughout Australia to various abattoirs/farms, meat and non-meat food companies, drugs, cosmetic establishments to perform Islamic supervision, audit/inspection, and halal preparation.

Halal products are derived from animals and/or poultry that have been prepared according to Islamic law under the following statement, “In the name of God – God is the Greatest/Bismillahi Allahu Akbar”.

Halal products and production are properly separated and clearly identified from non-halal products.

Life is sacred

Islam places great emphasis in the way in which an animal’s life ends, which has to be in accordance with Islamic regulations. Life is a sacred blessing of God to creation, animals as well as humans.

If the life of an animal has to be ended for human survival, then its life should only be taken in the name of God. Hence, the phrase bismillah (‘in the name of God’) must be uttered just before slaughtering an animal.

Muslims cannot consume the meat of animals that are sacrificed in a name other than God. Any animal slaughtered in the name of a person alive or dead, any deity or idol will be considered as haram and therefore it is not permissible for Muslims to consume that meat.

Islamic Slaughter

Muslims are only allowed to eat meat that has been prepared according to Islamic law. This method is often challenged by animal rights activists as ‘causing unnecessary suffering to the animal’. Muslims disagree and say that Islamic law on killing animals is designed to reduce the pain and distress that the animal suffers.

AFIC has strict rules with regards to Islamic slaughter. These rules state:

  1. The slaughterer must be a sane adult Muslim.
  2. The slaughterer must say the name of God before making the cut.
  3. The name of God is said in order to emphasise the sanctity of life and that the animal is being killed for food with God’s consent.
  4. The animal must be killed by cutting the throat with one continuous motion of a sharp knife.
  5. The cut must sever at least three of the trachea, oesophagus, and the two blood vessels on either side of the throat.
  6. The spinal cord must not be cut.
  7. Animals must be well treated before being killed.
  8. Animals must not see other animals being killed.
  9. The knife must not be sharpened in the animal’s presence.
  10. The knife blade must be free of blemishes that might tear the wound.
  11. The animal must not be in an uncomfortable position.
  12. The animal must be allowed to bleed out and be completely dead before further processing.

Some experts say that the animal killed in this way does not suffer if the cut is made quickly and cleanly, because it loses consciousness before the brain can perceive any pain: the Islamic way of slaughtering is the most humane method of slaughter and that captive boltstunning, practiced in the West, causes severe pain to the animal”

Schulze W, Schultze-Petzold H, Hazem AS, Gross R. Experiments for the objectification of pain and consciousness during conventional (captive bolt stunning) and religiously mandated (“ritual cutting”) slaughter procedures for sheep and calves. Deutsche Tierärztliche Wochenschrift 1978 Feb 5;85(2):62-6.

The argument that halal slaughter is inhumane because animals are allowed to bleed to death is scientifically untrue.

An animal’s throat is cut in one swift motion with a razor sharp knife. Unconsciousness is achieved within seconds and death occurs due to cerebral hypoxia not blood loss.

Conclusion

Islam is not only a religion it is a way of life with protocols, rules and manners governing every facet of life. Since food is an important part of daily life, food laws carry a special significance. Muslims are expected to eat for survival, to maintain good health and not to live for eating. In Islam, eating is considered to be a matter of worship of God like prayer, fasting, alms-giving and other religious activities.

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