Author Archive: salama

rss feed

Kenya: Why Sharia-compliant economy is growing fast

| 15/10/2010 | Reply
Kenya: Why Sharia-compliant economy is growing fast

Ongoing expansion of the Muslim segment of Kenya’s newly rich is rapidly changing the face of business in the country in favour of Sharia-compliant offers that are taking root across all segments of the consumer market.

Read More

Brunei Proposes Recognition Of Halal Seals Among Neighbours

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Proposes Recognition Of Halal Seals Among Neighbours

The proposal and nine other working papers will be presented today and tomorrow by representatives from the four Mabims member countries.

Read More

Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

| 12/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area’s (BIMP-Eaga) proponent projects, Halal poultry was set to capture at least two per cent of the demand for 770,000 metric tonnes per year of Halal food products in the Gulf States, including Jordan and Yemen.

Read More

Singapore: Crescentrating launches its first Android mobile application

| 12/10/2010 | Reply
Singapore: Crescentrating launches its first Android mobile application

Now the travellers will be able to access the details of Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly Holiday packages, Destination Guides, Airports Guides, Halal Restaurants etc through a simple and easy to access interface on their Android mobile phones.

Read More

UK: Halal Friendly Travel on the Programme of World Halal Forum Europe

| 12/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal Friendly Travel on the Programme of World Halal Forum Europe

Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of Crescentrating will be speaking at the WHFE on the 10th November on the “The Rise of Halal Friendly Travel”.

Read More

Brunei: Sultanate to showcase Islamic tourism at Travel Mart 2010

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Sultanate to showcase Islamic tourism at Travel Mart 2010

According to the press statement from Tourism Malaysia, the forum was “inspired by the recent World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF2010)” and seeks to focus on issues that will enhance industry products and practioners’ understanding of the “myriad opportunities of ever-growing numbers of Muslim travelers”.

Read More

Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Eating Halal goes far beyond scientific reasoning

While mostly overlooked, the halal industry is a key Islamic industry whose model is derived directly from the Quran. The model is even more fascinating when studied under an economic microscope which explains its simplicity and why it is unshakeable.

Read More

Bangladesh: Halal food certification board on cards

| 11/10/2010 | Reply
Bangladesh: Halal food certification board on cards

The Bangladesh government has moved to form a high-profile committee to recommend ways to establish a board for certification for halal foods after repeated appeals from processed food exporters.

Read More

UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Opinion: Halal industry is being misrepresented by Radicals

Comments on the recent news items regarding Halal being sold, but not labeled as such, in the past couple of weeks.

Read More

UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

Read More

China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

Ningxia hopes to use its religious and cultural affinities to the Middle East in its aims to become a major exporter, particularly of halal food products.

Read More

UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

Operations manager at the Halal Food Authority, Saqib Mohammed, responded to the council’s U-turn, saying: “I think that from a community perspective it is a good thing that all foods are labelled and all religious groups and their dietary requirements are met, so the decision to move away from halal-only menus is a good thing.

Read More

Malaysia: Halal Audit Body Can Complement Halal Certifiers

| 07/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: Halal Audit Body Can Complement Halal Certifiers

In an exclusive interview with Halal Media, Tan Sri Ali Hashim revealed that there is currently a distinct need for a recognised and professional auditing body that is funded, organised and run by the businesses themselves, to address “the relapses within the control and monitoring mechanism for Halal certification”.

Read More

UAE: Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

The appeal of halal cosmetics mirrors a global trend for ethical beauty products that are not tested on animals and do not use animal derivatives, as well as booming demand for ranges based on natural ingredients that are kind to hair and skin.

Read More

UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

The strength of national opposition to the policy of offering only meat prepared using the Islamic tradition is growing as the issue with Harrow school dinners roll on.

Read More

Malaysia: Single halal certificate beginning April

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Single halal certificate beginning April

The draft of the amendments to the Trade Description Act 1972 that would allow for a single Malaysian halal logo and certification was finalised at a meeting between the ministry and the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) yesterday.

Read More

Singapore: Crescentrating.com and Halal India announces partnership

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
Singapore: Crescentrating.com and Halal India announces partnership

Singapore based Crescentrating.com, which provides “Halal Friendly” rating for travel & tourism services and facilities, and Halal India, the leader in Halal certification in India, today announced a partnership to boost the growing Halal industry in India.

Read More

UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | 3 Replies
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

Read More

UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

A GROUP of 40 English Defence League supporters descended on Blackburn to protest about a fast food restaurant’s decision to sell Halal chicken.

Read More

Brunei: Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

The premium halal brand, launched in 2009, is said to be the first proper attempt to put together a global halal brand that will reap the potential commercial returns of catering to the consumption needs of Muslims worldwide.

Read More