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Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 1127 Category: Permissible and Impermissible
Pita Inn in Skokie, IL


Assalam alaikum, I want to know about a restaurant named Pita Inn, which is located in Skokie IL, is it halal or not?

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق 

The restaurant you have inquired about is currently not certified by the HMS (Halal Monitoring Services of Shariah Board of America) and therefore we cannot comment on their status. In order to review a full list of HMS certified and monitored facilities, please visit

If you are to perform verification of an establishment by yourself, following should be the guiding principles for the verification. 

1- The halal animal or bird is slaughtered by hand (and is not machine slaughtered) 

2- Tasmiyah is read at each and every single animal / bird

3- The slaughterman is a Muslim (or from the people of the book)

4- At least three of the four veins and pipes are severed