Category: Shariah Issues

Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

Due to the ongoing concern in the UK Muslim community regarding machine slaughter being accepted as Halal an arbitration on machine slaughter is taking place.

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IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

‘Development of the Halal Industry and Government Regulations in Pakistan – The Way Forward’. Venues are in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad during February 2016.

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Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) has so far awarded accreditation certificate to four (04) Halal Certification bodies in the country.

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EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

The European Halal Initiative is open for representatives of muslim organisations and prominent muslim individuals from Europe.

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Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost halal trade

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost  halal trade

Agriculture Undersecretary for Livestock Jose C. Reaño said the new policies will define the Halal process and activity in the Philippines.

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Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Monday unanimously passed The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill, 2015.

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UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

Hosting the International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies in Dubai reflects the government’s efforts to be a global reference point in Halal certification.

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Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

PHDA Chairman Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan said the Agency was striving to regulate Halal sector of Pakistan and its accreditation was a step towards achieving the objectives.

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Dubai: E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

| 27/12/2015 | Reply
Dubai:  E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

Muslim scholars here have said that vaping and e-cigarettes are stringently prohibited in Islam due to its health implications and ‘they are a waste of money.’

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Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

After the Halal certification, Pakistani export will also get boost as worldwide people like to consume products certified by a government owned HCB.

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Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

A SESRIC presentation provided a general overview of the recent trends in global Halal food industry, with particular emphasis on OIC countries.

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Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

| 22/12/2015 | 1 Reply
Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

78 participants from 23 countries and OIC institutions attended the Forum inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General, OIC.

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USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

The signing ceremony was a milestone for the varsities to take charge and ensure Malaysia remains the leading global halal hub.

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Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

The final day of the forum will result in a series of recommendations that will be submitted to the Council of Foreign Ministers next year.

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Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, other Muslim nations should be in forefront of global halal industry, says Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

MS2610:2015 Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services Requirements – are to set up a system to “preserve and protect the integrity of our Islamic tourism products and services”.

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UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

“The development of a Shariah Standard on Gold is part of a broader process of harmonisation within the industry,” Dr. Mohammad Daud Bakar.

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