Is the 'halal beer' really halal?

Noor Fatima 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۔۔؟

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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