Is the 'halal beer' really halal?

11:29 PM | 12 Dec, 2022
Is the 'halal beer' really halal?
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For those who want to live the ultimate American dream in budget, a local restaurant has introduced the 'Halal version' of a beverage avoided by Muslims around the world for obvious reasons. The 'halal version' of this particular beverage is made to cater to needs of the people who occasionally want to taste beer.

Call it a shocking disappointment or surprising progress in Pakistani cuisine, this drink introduced by Cafe Spotlight is the centre of attention here.

For a long time, beer in Halal form has been a dream for those eager to try the original one, and not be sinned or judged. According to the chef of the local Pakistani restaurant, this is the best way to entertain oneself.

For the unversed, beer may or may not contain alcohol. Beer's main ingredients include barley, hops, water and yeast. A typical American alcoholic beer contains on an average 4%-5% alcohol (ethanol) by volume, but some might contain more.

During an interview, the chef was asked about the recipe. The chef responded, "I made a version which has Halal ingredients including lime soda, fresh fruit puree, 7up soda, and barley water. We combine ingredients infront of customers which gives a perfect impression of beer."

Talking about his inspiration, the chef revealed, “The cafe Spotlight offers special shots of halal beer. The idea behind halal beer was derived from Dubai where all sorts of beverages are available, so I wanted to introduce something for our people which should be halal."

The chef added that the restaurant has set up a bar, which gives the customer the best experience.

Although the idea seems pretty out-of-the-box, social media users weren't really budging, and heavily criticized the owner of the cafe for initiating the idea.

The video has received 1.9 million views on Facebook.

پاکستان میں حلال شراب کو متعارف کروا دی گئی | پاکستان میں حلال شراب کو متعارف کروا دی گئی انٹرویو کے دوران اینکر نے جب شراب پی تو۔۔؟ | By Dastak TV | Facebook

1.9M views, 9.5K likes, 82 loves, 7.1K comments, 4K shares, Facebook Watch Videos from Dastak TV: پاکستان میں حلال شراب کو متعارف کروا دی گئی انٹرویو کے دوران اینکر نے جب شراب پی تو۔۔؟

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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