Category: Shariah Issues

Saudi Arabia: Saudi succession decisions come at crucial time

| 17/06/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Saudi succession decisions come at crucial time

The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz on Saturday means that – for the second time in less than a year – the key Western ally must pick an heir to the 88-year-old King Abdullah.

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UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

| 11/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

Dubai The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma) is finalising unified halal codes for perfumes and cosmetics. Mandated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Esma has formed a technical committee consisting of industry experts as well as Islamic scholars

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UK Halal Commission Launched

| 05/06/2012 | Reply
UK Halal Commission Launched

The UK Halal Commission will invite representatives from all segments of the British Muslim community to put forward representations to the body. MCB’s deputy secretary general Dr. Shuja Shafi, will act as interim chairman to help put in place a proper governance structure.

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Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

The CEO of the Halal Research Council, said at a Halal Training Workshop, with international participants, held in Lahore, that Pakistan is being introduced as a Halal hub globally, and by using the Halal logo, its exports can be strongly boosted.

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Let’s Agree To Disagree

| 02/06/2012 | Reply
Let’s Agree To Disagree

A good reminder that differences of opinion within Islamic law are a natural part of the religion, and among the learned, these differences are handled with mutual respect and courtesy.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

| 01/06/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

The World Halal Council (WHC) is getting ready to move its headquarters to Istanbul on the heels of a meeting organized in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, in April. The details will be confirmed at the congress in Istanbul in October.

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UK: Halal judgment day

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal judgment day

Over 40 Mufti’s and Imam’s, from the country’s most respected Islamic scholars will pass a vote on whether machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption is strictly permitted under Islamic law or not, at a conference being held in the UK on the 3rd June.

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UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

The government is facing renewed calls to curb the slaughtering of animals that have not first been rendered unconscious – a debate that pits religious sensitivities against the convictions of animal welfare campaigners. “New measures” might be needed to enforce the law properly, she said.

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Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

| 25/05/2012 | Reply
Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

3,500 Muslim athletes expected to compete in London may look to ancient Islamic tenets that allow exemptions travelers, the sick and others out of concern that not eating or drinking throughout the day could put them at a competitive disadvantage.

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UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

“There will be no pressure on the players to fast since the Grand Mufti of Dubai Sheikh Ahmed Al Haddad had said players who do not fast can make up by fasting in the period following the games,” says UAE’s Olympic football coach.

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Islam and Fairtrade

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Islam and Fairtrade

Although this report by Islamic Relief was written in 2008, it is worth re-reading. The Islamic perspectives on fair trade and sustainability, price control and market manipulation are comprehensive, and will no doubt become a part of the Halal market conversation in the near future.

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Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

The council approved the scheme comprising 46 articles which included the definition of food, food additives, its safety, hygienic practices, food handling, set standards for food, environmental and health requirements and packaging.

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UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

An eminent group of UK Halal scholars have created a new Shariah-compliant halal certification scheme for the food industry, which they hope will be adopted as a worldwide standard.

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Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

| 16/04/2012 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

The Prosperous Justice Party politician Ledia Hanifa said it was not appropriate for a Halal product regulators to be involved in the certification process.

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UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

| 13/04/2012 | 1 Reply
UK: New Modern Halal Certification Scheme Launches

Cert ID Europe has joined forces with the Hijaz Group to form the Halal Authority Board (HAB), which will offer a new worldwide benchmark for Halal certification for the food industry.

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Malaysia: Many still confused on accepted alcohol content in food

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Many still confused on accepted alcohol content in food

Due to the mass misunderstanding among consumers about the content of alcohol in food, the Malaysian Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Affairs made a revision. The alcohol content should not exceed 0.01%.

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Malaysia: MACS Becomes The First GLC To Receive Sirims QMS From Islamic Perspective

| 26/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: MACS Becomes The First GLC To Receive Sirims QMS From Islamic Perspective

Malaysia Airport Consultancy Service (MACS), a Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad subsidiary, has become the first government-linked company (GLC) to receive the MS1900:2005 certified by QAS International based on Quality Management System from the Islamic Perspective.

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Malaysia: Halal Scientific Programme

| 06/03/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Scientific Programme

Malaysian Academy of SME of Enterpreneurship Development (“MASMED”)-UiTM in collaboration with Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Sdn. Bhd (“Biotechcorp”) and TPM Biotech Sdn Bhd (“TPMB”) will be conducting a human capital programme known as Certified Halal Scientific Executive.

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Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

The main sessions will focus on genetically modified food, lawfulness of food additives, analysis methods of halal food, control of halal food, its standards, certification and countries’ experiences in halal food control.

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