Hi, Basically, most of us are probably aware of the fact that the University has opened up a Subway franchise in Maxwell recently, and this is a good addition to the campus in terms of variation for the type of food available. Now as popular as Subway is, there is one issue that a lot of the students and a good majority of Muslim students have brought up regarding it, and that being the fact the food there is not halal. On the campus itself, there is a good percentage of Muslim students who would enjoy and be content by the fact that Subway is halal, and instead of them travelling to Arndale or Central Manchester, they can have the convenience of enjoy halal food that ensures quality at the campus where they study. If the University could act upon this and take it up with their members of staff and student representatives, I'm sure this can be beneficial to everyone along with convenient for majority of students.
Animal welfare should be prioritised over religion.
oh god yes...
Please make subway Halal ! It's unfair, there are so many muslim students in SALFORD UNIVERSITY, it should be normal to have halal food. And Subway is the only nice place we have as a fast food in Salford Uni. So please make it halal ASAP !
Great idea Theres lots of muslims the uni should have taken this into consideration before opening subway
Please do! It's unfair on Muslim students in uni.. there's hundreds of Muslims students who can't eat there.. it wouldn't cause any harm.. in fact it'll bring more customers.
I think the abundant Muslim population justifies a halal subway. It makes sense financially for the university to implement a halal subway. I fail to see how 'animal welfare' is relevant here (mentioned by Holly Robinson), unless of course you are a vegetarian. Otherwise it's an illogical argument devised to mask your discrimination.
A no brainer.
What about other religions that also require specially slaughtered meat or non religious people who don't want to eat halal food? Are they not also entitled to have their requirements met? If it did a non halal alternative for everything on the menu I wouldn't object to them doing halal food, but if they don't do this I don't see why the rest of the uni population should only have the option to eat halal food when most aren't Muslim. Respect goes both ways, if they serve halal food then surely its only fair to serve a non halal food alternative for every halal option?
yes please, in fact many student doesn't know what halal food means,i just get some info for anyone how is interested to know halal food. The word ‘halal’ literally means permissible- and in translation it is usually used as lawful. The Halal food Authority rules for halal are based on Islamic Shari’ah. The antonym to halal is haram, which means unlawful or forbidden. It is well known in the meat trade that Muslims consume halal meat. However, at times questions are asked, what is halal? In Arabic it simply means permissible or allowed. Opposite to it is haram, which means forbidden or not allowed. Arabic is the language of the Qur`an, a scripture revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam by the Almighty Allah to be followed in its entirety by the Muslims. Now to make meat halal or permissible, an animal or poultry has to be slaughtered in a ritual way known as Zibah or Zabihah. To make it readily comprehended halal is somewhat like Jewish kosher and, Zibah is with some exception similar to Shechita. The Qur`an gives following underlined injunctions in chapter al-Maida 5:3 that Zabihah require animals to be alive and healthy at the time of slaughter, since carrion is forbidden and, jugular vein, carotid artery and windpipe have to be severed by a razor sharp knife by a single swipe, to incur as less a pain as possible. Here the only difference is that a rabbi will read what is required by his faith and, a Muslim will recite tasmiya orshahada, which fulfills the requirement of dedication. The question of how to overcome the issue of recitation of shahada on individual bird whence we now have poultry being slaughtered at a rate of six to nine thousand per hour, has already been addressed. A Muslim is commanded to commence all his deeds in the name of Allah. All the flowing blood (al- An`am 6:145) must be drained out of the carcass, as blood is forbidden Swine flesh is also forbidden, and it is repeated in few other places in the Qur`an Forbidden is an animal that has been killed by strangling or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall What now becomes abundantly clear for halal purposes is that: An animal should not be dead prior to slaughter A Muslim should perform slaughter Any flowing blood of the carcass should be completely drained Choice of modern and in vogue method has to be considered with caution and, it should be in line with Islamic principles Since pork is forbidden, halal slaughtering must not be done where pigs are slaughtered or in the vicinity of pigs slaughtering area. There are a few more edicts and rules that have to be followed in the interest of animal welfare. For example, animal has to be fed as normal and given water prior to slaughter, one animal must not see the other being slaughtered, knife should be four times the size of the neck and razor sharp, and as far as possible the slaughterer and the animal should face the Qibla or Mecca and the animal must not be suffering from any ailments or any lacerations.
No, Animal welfare should be above religious rites
Unfortunately, I disagree. Not that I mind the idea of halal food, but I firmly believe that if you're adhering to the needs of one religious group then you should to ALL of them.
Think this would be a brilliant idea as Subway is very popular so it's only fair that everyone can eat it. GOT MY SUPPORT 👍🏾
I don't discourage this idea, however you can always go down to the subway opposite KFC on your way back from Tesco anyway. By doing that you would also support animal welfare and unitedly accept other religions which are anti-halal, sounds fair to me :)
It would be great if subway was halal! :D