ISLAMIC HALAL FOODS
Mohammed’s father was called Abdullah, which means ‘slave of Allah’. The worship of Allah was well-established long before Mohammed was born in 570 AD. Modern scholars identify Allah with Sin (as in Sinai), the god of the moon, a position reinforced by the crescent moon atop every mosque. All Mohammed said was that Allah alone was to be worshipped of all the idols in Mecca .
"Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities" (Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. Gibb, I:406)
"In ancient Arabia, the sun-god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon as the male god. As has been pointed out by many scholars as Alfred Guilluame, the Moon god was called by various names, one of which was Allah (op.cit., Islam, p. 7)
"The name Allah was used as the personal name of the Moon god, in addition to the other titles that could be given to him.
"Allah, the Moon god, was married to the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called 'the daughters of Allah'. These three goddesses were called Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat.
"The daughters of Allah, along with Allah and the sun goddess were viewed as "high" gods. That is, they were viewed as being at the top of the pantheon of Arabian deities" (Robert Morey, The Islamic Invasion, Eugene, Oregon, Harvest House Publishers, 1977, pp.50-51).
The Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend records:
"Along with Allah, however, they worshipped a host of lesser gods and "daughters of Allah" (op.cit., I:61).
Food become "Halal" when Allan NAME was mention?
" Then mentioning His name before eating makes the meat lawful if you do not know whether His name was mentioned at the time of slaughtering. We can gather from this understanding that all meat found in the Muslim markets is judged to be lawful, as is meat slaughtered by Muslim Bedouin Arabs, because for the most part, they know about the requirement of mentioning Allah’s name. Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr has firmly settled on this conclusion.(Fath al Bari 9:635-636, As cited by Toft, Amir “The Islamic Laws of Animal Slaughter” pg 66. California: White Thread Press, 2006.)
“And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination. Lo! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if ye obey them, ye will be in truth idolaters” (Qura'n 6:121).
"Halal" food is a food sacrifice to Allah ?They Sacrifice it by mentioning Allah name "
Certainly that is how the early church understood it, because the first Church Council held in Jerusalem considered whether the Gentiles were to observe Jewish customs, circumcision being the biggest stumbling-block. The result was a letter from James to the Gentile Churches:
Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Acts 21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded … that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
This word has to proscribe the eating of halal meat as being included in the definition of that which is offered to an idol. Idolatry was rife in the societies out of which the early Christians were called, and they found themselves surrounded by idolatry and having to decide whether to eat meat dedicated to false gods. The Apostle John was given a word from the Lord Jesus himself to the churches at Pergamos and Thyatira on this issue, and that word is strongly against eating such meat:
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;(Exodus 34:14-15)