About H&T Foods
We love what we do
Halal & Tayyib Foods was established in 2010 with an aim to bring about a positive change to the way we think about what we consume, especially with regards to the welfare of the meat that is widely available, such that it impacts our physical, spiritual, and mental health and well being.
We produce HMC certified Halal Free Range and Organically Reared Chickens, and Halal Organically Reared Lamb. Chickens reared in more spacious, lower density environments with access to open outdoor ranges, raised on non-genetically modified and organic feed, and allowing for more natural growth.
We need to be more aware of the dreadful conditions standard broiler chickens can be reared in. Halal & Tayyib Foods aims to provide an opportunity for everyone to live more fully in line with their values. We are committed to providing the finest halal Free Range & Organically Reared Chicken and Organically Reared Lamb, reared to meet higher welfare standards at every stage.
We began this venture as we could see a problem with the welfare standards of the chickens being reared and introduced into the halal marketplace. It's not just about having a greater regard for the animals in our care but it affects everything we do.
When Allah eludes to food in the Qur'an, He doesn't stop at mentioning that it should be halal but also mentions the word Tayyib. Tayyib is a broader term than most would initially assume.
Allah describes Himself as being Tayyib and only accepts that which is Tayyib. The word Tayyib itself linguistically means to be good, pure, clean, wholesome, gentle, excellent, and lawful.
"O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship."
There are instances in the Qur'an Allah instructs us to eat Tayyib and not even mentioning Halal at all (2:172 & 23:51). This can allude to two things of the instances where He does choose to mention both Halal and Tayyib together. Firstly the Tayyib is simply emphasizing Halal, or secondly that Tayyib has a deeper meaning.
It has been considered by some that Halal has a legal dimension, whereas Tayyib encompasses a spiritual one, effecting one God-consciousness (Taqwa).
If an animal has been cared for and looked after properly but has not been slaughtered in an appropriate manner it will not be deemed Halal at all. Whereas if an animal has been mistreated and not given its due rights but has been slaughtered in a manner that conforms to the guidance of Islam, though it would be Halal, but it perhaps may not be considered Tayyib. But is the meaning of the word Tayyib simply confined to just welfare?