Category: Opinion

Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

The Islamic economy is on a robust growth trajectory worldwide, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2017-2018.

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Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

| 27/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The rise and rise of ‘Halal’ business

Kerim Ture established Modanisa to sell his products. It attracts 100 million visitors annually, has customers in 120 countries, and has no shortage of manufacturers willing to work with it.

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Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

| 25/11/2017 | Reply
Muslims care more about Halal food than Halal income, says Malaysian minister

“The concern over halal food and halal labels is paramount. But the similar concerns may not be true when it comes to where the money comes from to buy that halal food,” Dusuki said.

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Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

The changes will affect potentially hundreds of billions of dollars on consumer products. Even the agency’s newly minted director, Dr Sukoso, and his staff of 45, admit they face a steep curve.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

| 27/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Rise Of Halal Cuisine In An Age Of Islamophobia

“We now think that 1 percent of the U.S. population is Muslim,” he says. “And so as the number of Muslims grow, interest in Muslim-specific products presumably will also rise just by pure numbers.”- Pew Researcher

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Quiet power of modest fashion hits the catwalk

“Modest fashion is having a moment and it would be sad to see this opportunity lost if South Africans in the fashion industry don’t pick up on it now.” Blogger Zainub Slemang van Rijmenant.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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Malaysia: The Emerging Markets of Halal Cosmetics

| 07/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  The Emerging Markets of Halal Cosmetics

The manufacturing of Halal cosmetics has introduced new technologies as well as internal and external methods in the areas of R&D, formulation, and production.

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UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

| 04/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

“A lot of people don’t realise that without the Muslim community farming would be dying out – more farmers need to open their eyes to this.

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UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

| 16/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

A look at the role of food-safe lubricants in halal food production and ensuring machinery is contaminant-free and fully-functional.

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Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

Packaging has a significant role in addressing cultural sensitivities in various markets around the globe.

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Opinion: New Halal frontier products

| 08/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Halal frontier products

Halal pharmaceuticals (HPs) are a natural extension of the traditional manufacture of pharmaceuticals and a logical leap forward.

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Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

| 14/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

There is a difference of opinion among the jurists with regards to the permissibility of keeping wine with the intention of turning it into vinegar.

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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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