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The Halal Conundrum

| 27/03/2018 | Reply
The Halal Conundrum

For many manufacturers, the big question is whether to target the Muslim customers, or whether to go for the mainstream consumers…or whether it is possible to get the best of both worlds?

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An Ecosystem of Shared Values

| 22/03/2018 | Reply
An Ecosystem of Shared Values

As the citizens of the world – of every race, colour and creed – recoil from the institutionalised indifference, greed and corruption that threatens us, so we turn and seek ethical, moral and spiritual nourishment from our respective traditions and current thinkers to guide us through these uncertain times

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The alchemy of entertainment – the mission of Alchemiya Media to heal perceptions worldwide

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
The alchemy of entertainment – the mission of Alchemiya Media to heal perceptions worldwide

Given the state of the world today,” COO Evans explains, “any activity that promotes beauty, love, harmony and understanding is desperately needed, and we intend for Alchlemiya to be a pro-active participant as a catalyst for positive change. With so much main-stream media focus on the salacious and shocking, providing a venue for intelligent and level-headed programming is not just important, but vital.

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Video On Demand – A Convergence of Market Dynamics

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Video On Demand – A Convergence of Market Dynamics

It is now the media sector, and specifically Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD), that is at the centre of a unique convergence of 5 powerful market dynamics in the Muslim Lifestyle sector.

Streaming video on demand, geared for the Muslim millennial digital consumer, offering inspiring lifestyle content, delivered via apps to mobile devices in Southeast Asia. This is a formula that will change the way that Islam is perceived.

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Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

The driving force behind Alchemiya is our love of global Islamic culture, art, music, design, food, and we want to share that with as many people as we can.

This culture has produced some of the most iconic objects in the world: the Taj Mahal, Persian carpets, Uzbek embroidery, Arabic Calligraphy. These buildings, objects and ideas illustrate the high points of Muslim creative expression and are valued by everyone. They also inspired us to define values for Alchemiya that encapsulate the intention behind them, to be productive, peaceful, creative and to strive for excellence.

Our purpose is “To offer inspirational content that reflects the rich culture of the Muslim world”. Alchemiya exists in the digital world, with no physical presence but behind it lies the same intentions that created these beautiful objects. We approach our work with the same care and hope for the same result…to lift the human soul and fill it with joy.

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HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

With the realisation that what we watch – consume – with our eyes and ears and imaginations is just as important as what we put in our mouths, supporting video-on-demand operator is a natural extension of our work on HalalFocus.

More than that, success for Alchemiya also means the spread of the all-important messages of peace, productivity and creativity; messages that are a natural antidote to radicalisation and Islamophobia. Alchemiya brings more peace and well-being to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

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Alchemiya – riding the crest of market forces

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
Alchemiya – riding the crest of market forces

Streaming video on demand, geared for the Muslim millennial digital consumer, offering inspiring lifestyle content, delivered via apps to mobile devices in Southeast Asia.

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You are what you watch!

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
You are what you watch!

What we consume through our eyes, our ears and our consciousness has just as profound an effect as what we eat. Arguably even more so.

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The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

| 30/11/2017 | Reply
The Rise of the Muslim Middle Classes

“So if we ask what the future is going to look like in this new middle-class world, it’s going to be Muslim, it’s going to be female, and it’s going to be urban.”

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A roomful of E’s – entrepreneurs, expertise, enthusiasm & energy

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
A roomful of E’s – entrepreneurs, expertise, enthusiasm & energy

The recent MLE Connect brought together a roomful of dynamic entrepreneurs engaged in the Muslim Lifestyle markets of food, fashion, finance and a whole lot more. Spring is in the air!

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HalalFocus celebrates 10 years with a new App

| 27/04/2017 | Reply
HalalFocus celebrates 10 years with a new App

This year HalalFocus is 10 years old! We decided to celebrate with a free App. Get the App, get the news!

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Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

A comprehensive and well-researched paper that reviews UK fraud and safety issues around Halal meat and poultry products, particularly in the context of EU legislation.

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Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

An academic paper from the Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists reviewing Islamic methods and modern practices of humane slaughter.

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Opinion – Labeling Halal products with Haram-sounding names

| 28/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion – Labeling Halal products with Haram-sounding names

In the wake of JAKIM banning the use of the name ‘Pretzel Dog’ for a product seeking Halal certification in Malaysia, we have received a scholarly opinion on the matter from a Mufti from SANHA Pakistan.

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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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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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Courting the Halal Traveller

| 03/10/2016 | Reply
Courting the Halal Traveller

Halal tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in traveller volume and their collective spend is estimated to be $200 billion by 2020. In 2014, this number was already at $145 billion.

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The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

| 26/09/2016 | Reply
The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs employ, innovate and experiment across a range of industries and sectors, acting as the lifeblood of their local markets with huge contributions in terms of presence and profits.

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Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

Dr Marco Tieman is conducting an awareness and training programme focussing on the Malaysian Halal logistics standard MS 2400:2010

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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