I know that Muslims have to eat meat that is halal, and I've heard that the conditions for the animals are better and they aren't fed crap food or given hormones and such. First off, is this true?
There is a Muslim store with halal meat about 5 minutes away from me, and I would like to go. I worry about the little things to consider when I go and how to be respectful. Any tips? Obviously not go in some short shorts and a tank top, but how much covering do I need to do to be respectful? Do I need to cover my hair? Would a hat work? I've also heard that I shouldn't look the men in the eye or touch them (like shaking their hand). Correct? I don't want to be rude or make them uncomfortable. I would be taking my son of course (I'm a single mom), but that's no big deal, right? Is it even ok to go in with not being Muslim?
Any advice or comments on the quality of the halal meat would be great! Thanks. :)