In Someone Trolled Pauline Hanson By Sending Her A Jar of Halal-Certified Vegemite, "halaal" is described as an invalid spelling of "halal":
An enterprising Australian has sent a jar of Vegemite to Pauline Hanson, using Kmart’s custom name generator to slap the word “Halaal (sic)” on the label.
But why does the jar spell halal wrong? Turns out Vegemite doesn’t allow people to print “halal” on the jars, but “halaal” is fine.
Is spelling it with two consecutive "a"s considered incorrect, or just a variant spelling?