aMuslima Tips for Holiday

aMuslima Tips for Holiday
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Illustration by AA Sumadri

School will come to an end, summer holiday is coming soon. Many parents are designing a vacation out of town or even out of the country to let go all of our routine works and household affairs for a moment.

Any matters for trip purpose are carefully prepared. Related to the work, of course, to get leave permission from our boss or if we don’t have a boss we have to transfer our important jobs or businesses to our co-workers as long as we leave. Then ticket matter, when using public transports, which we certainly must book tickets in advance in order to get tickets in accordance with the dates we want. Moreover, when we will go abroad, more important things are paperwork items such as passport, visa, and exit entry.

As mothers generally we have more things because we need to prepare not only for ourselves but also for our husband and children. Food supplies, medicines or if it is needed, go shopping for clothes that fit to the place that will be addressed as well as other items that are appropriate to the activities to be carried out. What else?

Unfortunately, many of us are often forgotten of one thing. What is it? Halal food! The safest is yes we bring our own food from home whenever possible. But sometimes we cannot do, especially when we travel abroad which takes many hours or days by plane. The food we bring could be stale. Have all this time we are aware of food that are provided at the plane, which is not necessarily all halal? Though a bite of food that goes into our bodies will then fused with blood flow to all parts of our bodies including our brain? Consider the following tips of halal food from an expert on Halal Food, Dr. Anton Apriyantono.

The things that need to be considered in obtaining halal food on the plane are:

  1. Choose a flight that provides or guarantees halal food.  Usually airlines from Middle East or Moslem majority countries provide halal meals, otherwise should ask by request.
  2. At the check-in time ask the flight representative for halal meals or Moslem meals
  3. Before ordering for food, read the menu thoroughly. If possible choose fish or vegetarian menu. As for other meals, they should be considered one by one. The safest one of course if there is a halal label on the package or like fresh fruits. If in doubt then leave it.
  4. Browsing information about halal meals in their (airlines) websites.

Nothing is difficult if we had been doing, inshaa Allah.

As mentioned in the Qur’an Surah Al-Maidah: 88,

And eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] lawful and good. And fear Allah, in whom you are believers.

Wallahu a’lam bishowab

Delina Partadiredja

The author has been writing since elementary school. Prior to be the in-charge person for contents she often contributed to an Islamic website. Further, she has co-authored two books and one book of poetry. Her previous banking career followed her completing Bachelor of Economics. She obtained an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. She currently lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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