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Muslims can eat beef as long as it follows certain guidelines. The cow's slaughterer must kill the animal by cutting its throat in a swift, merciful fashion, and the carcass must be bled completely.

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Meat prepared in this way is called "halal." Muslims must also avoid beef that scavengers have already dined on or meat that comes from a carcass that was not slaughtered but died by other means. The Qur'an expressly forbids eating meat from animals killed with blunt force, strangling, a headlong fall or by being gored, as well as meat sacrificed to a god. The only type of meat that Islam categorically forbids is pork.

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