Category: Trends

Rise of the digital Islamic economy

| 01/04/2015 | Reply
Rise of the digital Islamic economy

The digital Islamic economy is set double to USD 30 billion by 2018 on the back on rising consumer spending on sharia-compliant services in the Middle East.

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WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
WHS 2015 opens the door on Halal 3.0

At WHS 2015 will showcase, explore, discuss and probably argue about the opportunities and challenges that the digital world presents to the Halal market players and workers.

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UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

| 13/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Rising Islamophobia ‘threat to UK tourism, investment’

An anti-Islamic mood has been spreading across Europe, with Muslim communities particularly wary following the attack in January on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.

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UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

| 08/03/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

Topics covered include recent research on halal slaughter, marketing activity for the sector, global opportunities for exports, consumer perceptions of halal products, and dietary health.

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UAE: Modest swimwear for males

| 25/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Modest swimwear for males

The modest style industry has frequently been described as a potential minefield. But it invariably centres around females. So what about the guys?

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UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UK: Lewis Pies lands contract to supply 70 Tesco stores with Halal products

Wilf Lewis, Managing Director of Lewis Pies, said the products are proving extremely popular with second and third generation Muslims who may have a taste for authentic British food.

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UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

The 99 is meticulously staged to reflect values that Muslims share with the rest of humanity, one that promotes tolerance, diversity and respect of others.

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Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

IFDC to provide a fun presentation on “You and Islamic Fashion” for DSF/Abbati Event at Armani Hotel, Dubai.

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UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

| 28/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

The new institute is part of the Cambridge Academy for Higher Education, a private college registered in Fujairah that already offers students master’s courses.

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

His gentle folk songs gave off a mystical air, thinly disguising a discontent with the shortcomings of the material world, the disconnect between generations, and the journey between stations.

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Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

Meet Kamala Khan. Aside from being female, she’s a young teenager with normal teenage problems; over-bearing parents, sibling rivalry, a small set of trusted friends, and a general inability to be part of the ‘popular’ crew. Of course, all this typical teenage angst is complimented by the fact that Kamala is also part of the Muslim community in Jersey City.

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Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

When looking for a new segment to launch your brand in there are not many untapped mines left. So, where should you look? The Muslim consumers.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Opinion: Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation.

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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

| 22/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

The 5th American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) provided a first rate experience for many new attendees who expressed positive accolades after hearing perspectives from successful industry leaders.

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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