Abstract

The Islamic regime prescribes a set of procedures for food to be considered Ḥalāl (lawful) for Muslim consumption. One of its cores lay on the fact that practicing Muslims must render meat lawful through prayers while manually slaughtering the animal. To meet such requirement, the Brazilian meat industry recruits Muslim refugees for performing, in large-scale, this religious ritual. Within this nexus, this work reflects upon the moral economy of the assemblage of an economic, a religious and the humanitarian spheres in Brazil, whose convergence propels the national halal business."

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