Islam

Lifestyle & Belief

Despite court ruling, Islamic butcher in Germany faces hurdles to halal slaughter

Rüstem Altinküpe, a practicing Muslim in Germany, has operated a butcher shop in Germany since 1988. He practiced halal slaughter, the form of animal slaughter required by observant Muslims. Germany banned halal slaughter in 1995, but Altinküpe challenged the ban and won in 2002. Still, his butcher shop is idled as Germany bureaucracy throws up more barriers.

Lifestyle & Belief

Muslim alcoholics try to bring hidden problem into mainstream

Alcohol is forbidden for practicing Muslims. But like all prohibitions, for some they prove too tempting. But because of the prohibition, often alcoholics in the Muslim community aren't able to get the treatment they need. Fortunately, that's starting to change.