Category: Shariah Issues

Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

| 17/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) aims to develop trade between its member countries through its work in the field of halal documentation.

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Jurisprudence of Halal and Haraam

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Jurisprudence of Halal and Haraam

A paper from Syed Fazal ur Raheem, shariah advisor to IFANCA Pakistan on the legal parameters of Halal and Haraam with regard to food and beverages.

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Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

A research paper on the Shari’ah ruling on gelatine by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq – SANHA Halal Associates Pakistan.

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Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

The Religious Ministry in 2014 set up their own halal certification body, the Halal Products Guarantee Body (BPJPH).

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Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

The enactment of the Halal Product Guarantee law and the ensuing government regulations are bound to create myriad problems.

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UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

The Halal industry is set to reap the benefits given the right drivers are in place as the IHAF pushes the Halal standardisation agenda forward.

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Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

Indonesia and Malaysia are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other and lead to inefficient export and import processes.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

New accreditation schemes have opened the door for non-Muslims to certify and accredit Halal products and processes. What is the Shariah position on this ?

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

“Various countries have different sets of acceptable criteria in certifying Halal products, thus inadvertently forming trade barriers among them.”

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Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

A paper on the concept of ownership, relating ownership with the Halaal certification bodies, and finishing with a conclusion.

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Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

The Punjab Halal Development Agency arranged a seminar on “Halal Business Projection” on Friday 7th October 2016 to increase the Halal trade of Pakistan.

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UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

Some economists have forecast that the slowdown in economic activity will lead to a new round of debt-inspired refinancings at big Dubai corporates.

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South Africa: SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

| 05/10/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  SANHA confirms non-halal status of US poultry

Given the geographical location of the source of the chicken, it remains difficult to investigate and to ultimately determine the halal status of slaughtering processors.

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UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

| 04/10/2016 | Reply
UK: Traditional Halal – National Launch of labelled Stun Free certification

This certification scheme is categorically developed to label meat and poultry that is produced without the use of stunning of any kind with animal welfare and quality at the forefront.

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UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), the world’s first Halal international accreditation network, will hold a general assembly on November 6, 2016.

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Cambodia: Halal standards set to go a cut above the rest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed to fund a halal-standard training scheme at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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