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I think it's worth pointing out that it will be hard to make sushi that isn't halal, because fish (i.e. something with scales) should be considered halal. If you're sunni, that will extend to most sorts of other sea creatures.

Basically, don't use a few types of sea animals, and you've automatically got sushi that is also halal.

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think it's worth pointing out that it will be hard to make sushi that isn't halal, because fish (i.e. something with scales) should be considered halal. If you're sunni, that will extend to most sorts of other sea creatures.

Sorry. You're mistaken. ALL fish is Halal. You are confusing Halal with Kosher

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@Shumatsu Samurai Indeed when it's about sea creatures then it's not a problem. But that's not what they referring to when they are talking about halal here, I think they are referring to the small amount of alcohol they are using in Sushi dishes.

And about sunni, it's not a sunni issue it's a madhab (school of thought) issue that some small sea creatures are not considered good to eat but not every madhab thinks the same about that. In general all sea creatures are halal. It's rare to see any scholar declaring some sea creatures haram.

About halal and haram, in Islamic law everything is considered halal until it's clear cut proven that it's haram (there is clear evidence) then you may call it haram. That's the misunderstanding people make nowadays they spread a story of Islam making all things haram and only a few things are halal. That's based on nonsense. In that regards ask a moslim and not some headless person who knows nothing and just barks what he heard without clear evidence. The ruling in Islam is clear, everything is halal only if it's proven then you may make it haram. If we look at what things are haram: alcohol, pork, animals who are killed by other animals or animals who have not been slaughtered in an Islamic way. Sea creatures don't need the same treatment as animals , so sea creatures are always halal because there is no need to slaughter them. They die when you catch them.

Considering alochol, that's something haram in Islam. The Quran is clear about that there is no ambiguity in it being haram. If people can avoid Alcohol when making sushi then there is no problem.

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I forgot to add this, another mistake people make a lot is comparing Islam to Judaism. Where in Judaism something becomes kosher if it's only being prepared by a jew himself. Islam doesn't have this practice/concept. Something doesn't become halal because a moslim prepared it. We can eat sushi prepared by a non moslim. If it doesn't contain alcohol or pork then there is no need to put a label on it HALAL or you don't need a moslim to prepare it. We don't go and put on everything the ''halal'' label.

Halal is only being used when something needs to undergo a certain ritual. Like slaughtering an animal. Then you put the halal label on. But when you prepare sushi, it's a sea creature so no need to put a halal label on it at all and you don't need a moslim to preapre. Only thing you need to do is to make sure it doesn't have pork, alcohol or animal meat who is not slaughtered in an Islamic way. That's it.

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Heart-warming to see the immigrants to a country assimilating to the host country's customs...!

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Considering alochol, that's something haram in Islam. The Quran is clear about that there is no ambiguity in it being haram

I read it can be translated as wine from grapes being haram and not all alcoholics drinks.

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alcoholic drinks!

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Great picture, JT.

Nice to see positive stuff here. I've eaten halal and kosher myself but it's a bit more widespread back west.

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Sushi -- It's the Rice!

Now you can make it with tuna or salmon or just about any other fish you have a taste for, and by the same token, you can make sushi with cucumber or avocado (a favorite) and any number of other veggies.

Please forgive my ignorance of dietary laws, but I would guess there is no restrictions on avocado?

Sushi -- it's all about the rice.

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Anonyha,

What you write about kosher needs to be corrected.

There are many food products out there that are made by non Jews which we happily eat. In the US, many food items will contain a special symbol (for example, the letter 'U' circle by an 'O' is one certification) letting those know that all ingredients found within the food product is kosher.

There are many times when I do my shopping, I buy bread from a place not made by Jews.

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The Japanese slaughter of whales is now halal too, also used in sushi.

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tourtured meat! Great!

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Toasted HereticToday  09:18 am JST

Great picture, JT.

Agreed, totally. Always good to see people enjoying Japan, especially people expanding the idea of what a "foreigner" here looks like.

Though credit for the photo belongs with Kyodo, not JT.

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How sad that even in these 'modern' times, some religions still try to control people by telling them what they can or can't eat or drink. Life's too short for such stupidity.

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Good for them. They are possibly Uni students on a trip to Japan, looking respectful and enjoying the local culture - and the businesses are no doubt enjoying this recent boost! It's great they can enjoy sushi without the sake or beer...more for me then!

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I never deliberately eat Kosher. I actually love Chicken Liver with Cheese on Matzo with Mayonnaise.

It is much easier being Halal in Japan than being Kosher. But, keep away from most soups and broths.

Great photo. Pretty women.

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Sushi with green tea is very nice as are some of other types of tea.

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Wonder if they've been told that women making sushi in Japan is frowned on ----the theory apparently being that the female hand is warmer than the male, giving the sushi a different taste. A conundrum for epicures perhaps!

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