Source: BBC News
On December 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A website called zabihah.com is helping Muslims find markets and restaurants with halal products, prepared according to Islamic dietary law. Shahed Amanullah is strolling through the isles of Halalco, a supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia, that specialises in halal products... Mr Amanullah's family is originally from southern India but he was raised in California. Growing up, there were few halal markets near his home. But he watched as the Muslim community in the US expanded over the years... The result is zabihah.com, a free, searchable listing of halal markets and restaurants. Zabihah is the Arabic word for 'slaughtered' in the Islamic fashion... But zabihah.com has proven popular with Muslim consumers, and not just here in the US. The website now features listings from Muslim communities across Western Europe."