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Burka Avenger – Pakistan (almost) unveils its first ever woman superhero

| 28/07/2013 | Reply
Burka Avenger – Pakistan (almost) unveils its first ever woman superhero

Burka Avenger is a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills, who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

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Halal and Islamic Finance – a new horizon of opportunity

| 24/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Halal and Islamic Finance – a new horizon of opportunity

Rushdi Siddiqui, Founder of Azka Capital gives an interview on Amilin TV about the significance of the convergence of the Halal Food sector with Islamic Finance. A short and lucid explanation of the tip of what is a very big iceberg from someone who has glimpsed the part under the water.

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USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

| 28/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

For anyone interested in the issue of food commodity speculation, prohibited in Islam, this long article about the latest changes in commodity trading rules will be of interest.

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Spain: Seminar on “Halal, a global concept”

| 08/03/2013 | 1 Reply
Spain: Seminar on  “Halal, a global concept”

The Halal training school, belonging to Educaislam, a training center sponsored by the Islamic Council, dedicated to the teaching of Islam in its different dimensions, has organised the II Halal Seminar: “Halal, a global concept”to be held on March 12th,

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Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

OVER the last decade, as populations have grown, capital has flowed across borders and crop yields have leveled off, food-importing nations and private investors have been securing land abroad to use for agriculture. Poor governments have embraced these deals.

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Open Letter from Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to HFA

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
Open Letter from Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to HFA

An Open Letter from the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal to the Halal Food Authority on the subject of the Pork DNA scandal.

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Opinion: The Porkgate Opportunity

| 05/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Porkgate Opportunity

The recent scandal from pork DNA being found in Halal certified food actually highlights an opportunity. With the majority of the Muslim world importing food from non-Muslim countries, there is an opportunity to become a trusted supplier of Halal food.

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Seminar: Strategic Planning for the Halal Market Economy

| 23/01/2013 | Reply
Seminar: Strategic Planning for the Halal Market Economy

A new concept in Halal sector seminars, a high level Halal Seminar for senior executives, policy makers and leaders in the Halal industry. Vision, analysis, real data & industry experience are crafted into an integrated Masterclass by a team of dedicated experts.

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Tech-savvy Moms Lead Home-based Food Culture

| 06/12/2012 | Reply
Tech-savvy Moms Lead Home-based Food Culture

Each year, moms contribute to spending nearly $200 billion on food purchased for use at home. A new report reveals that 13.3 million moms (41 percent) consider their kitchen to be the most important room in their home, while 19.7 million (61 percent) say they enjoy cooking.

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Halal school meals row continues in Lancashire

| 05/12/2012 | Reply
Halal school meals row continues in Lancashire

Here is a link to a Granada ITN interview by Clare Fallon with representatives from the Lancashire Country Council and Lancashire Council of Mosques on the topic of serving stunned meat to Muslim school children in the county

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International Distributors Wanted for Halal Toiletries Brand

| 04/12/2012 | 15 Replies
International Distributors Wanted for Halal Toiletries Brand

Wipro Unza is proud to announce recruitment of distributors in international markets to expand the presence of Halal toiletries brand SAFI. SAFI skin care and personal care products are made with the finest natural ingredients and are certified HALAL by Jakim.

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Johor reveals plans for Iskandar Halal hub project

| 03/12/2012 | Reply
Johor reveals plans for Iskandar Halal hub project

Plans are in the pipeline to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia focusing on the halal food and agro-processing related activities.

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Malaysia – Brahim’s To Acquire LSG Sky Chefs Before Year-end

| 01/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia – Brahim’s To Acquire LSG Sky Chefs Before Year-end

Halal food and beverages group, Brahim’s Holdings Bhd, expects the acquisition of the remaining 49 per cent stake in Brahim’s-LSG Sky Chefs Holdings Bhd to be completed before year-end.

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Lancashire County Council caught in the crossfire of Halal certifier wars

| 29/11/2012 | Reply
Lancashire County Council caught in the crossfire of Halal certifier wars

This drama graphically illustrates the inherent problems that occur when the Halal sector is left as an unregulated sub-sector of the UK food industry. While attempting to provide Halal meals for Muslim school children, the LCC gets caught in the crossfire.

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Halal meat at centre of Lancashire row

| 29/11/2012 | Reply
Halal meat at centre of Lancashire row

This issue highlights the dramas caused by inconsistencies in the application of Halal standards, and the free-rein given to independent certification agencies, for most whom Halal certification is an unregulated profit-driven business.

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Makkah & Madinah outshine other cities from outer space

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Makkah & Madinah outshine other cities from outer space

Russian astronauts amazed to see that Makka and Madinah glow more brightly than other cities when viewed from space at night. In particular the centres of these cities shone with particular brightness.

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Brunei–Malaysia Islamic Tour Packages Launched In UK

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Brunei–Malaysia Islamic Tour Packages Launched In UK

To further promote Islamic Tourism, especially in the South East Asia region, Brunei Tourism Development Department and Islamic Tourism Centre of Malaysia jointly launched the Brunei – Malaysia Islamic Tour Packages

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The Art of Narrative

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
The Art of Narrative

A 1-day workshop on with award-winning film maker Navid Akhtar that explores the DNA of documentary film making. Aimed at beginner and intermediate producers and directors who would like to grasp the key concepts from idea to distribution.

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Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

| 07/11/2012 | Reply
Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

PUNJAB Halal Development Agency (PHDA) has formally been formed with the aim of prescribing Halal standards, auditing and certification procedure and system.

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Malaysia: Steady and growing

| 31/10/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Steady and growing

Despite global uncertainty, Malaysia looks set to achieve its GDP growth target this year, thanks to a benign domestic climate, rising investment and fiscal stimulus.

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