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Opinion: How To Pray Five Times A Day With A Busy Work Schedule

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Opinion: How To Pray Five Times A Day With A Busy Work Schedule

Working as a news wire journalist, I was often spending upwards of 10 hours a day in the office or at conferences, interviews and meetings, barely able to make time for a lunch break. If I wasn’t working, my time was divided between house chores, errands, family and friends, and exercise. I was punctual with everything in my life, except that I was late five times a day.

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Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

| 02/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Europe: Halal certified food is on the upswing

Within the EU there are 16 million Muslims and throughout all of Europe approximately 54 million. Even though not all Muslims interpret the halal requirements in the same way and not all Muslims follow these rules strictly, the significance of the halal market is obvious.

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Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Businessmen unveil plans for ‘Muslim Facebook’

A group of Muslim businessmen unveiled plans in Turkey on Thursday for a Facebook-style social networking site with “healthy values” for a young, Islamic audience.

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Opinion: Meet the Futurists: the new Muslim consumer

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the Futurists: the new Muslim consumer

“Islamic Marketing” or “Islamic Branding” as it’s colloquially known is fast becoming one of the most hotly debated topics intoday’s marketing circles. ‘Halal’ is moving beyond the conventional good, wholesome and pure. It is extending to beauty, pharmaceutical and even tourism.

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Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muslims Advised To Be Alert Over Health Product Contents

Muslim consumers need to be more aware of the contents of medication and health products in the market to ensure that they are made from halal sources, a pharmaceutical health seminar was told today.

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Malaysia: ‘Not true non-Muslims can’t obtain ‘halal’ cert’

| 02/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Not true non-Muslims can’t obtain ‘halal’ cert’

KUCHING: Assumptions that non-Muslim business operators are unable to obtain ‘halal’ certification easily are unfounded, said Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.

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Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

| 01/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Channeling Halal food potential

The Halal food trade is heading for a 20 per cent share of world trade in food products in the near future. The market for about 1.4 billion Muslims already exists, so the demand for halal products is now on the rise across the globe.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

In a speech to Parliament, backbencher Luke Simpkins said most Australians did not know that most of the meat they ate came from animals killed in accordance with Muslim law.

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UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

| 24/11/2011 | Reply
UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

FOOD company Brunei Halal, part of the global Wafiri Holdings brand, has opened a new sales and distribution centre in Birmingham. The company has signed a five-year lease on a 25,000 sq ft unit at Saltley Business Park and created 30 new jobs in the process.

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EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

With the social, political and the subsequent economic shocks in the Arab world and secondly, with the resonance of the new financial crisis that hit the world economy, the organisers of the Eurohalal Market regret the need to postpone the European Halal Trade Fair to the 26th, 27th & 28th of November 2012.

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Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Shahpur Kanjran slaughterhouse nearing completion

LAHORE – Lahorites may start getting fresh and hygienically slaughtered meat form December as Punjab government’s state-of-the-art slaughterhouse project at Shahpur Kanjran has entered in its completion stage.

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USA: NY Farm Raises Organic, Halal Turkeys and More

| 22/11/2011 | Reply
USA: NY Farm Raises Organic, Halal Turkeys and More

His flock of turkeys — 150 at the peak of the season — is raised and slaughtered to comply with both NOFA and Islamic halal regulations, and though not certified kosher, they are near-kosher, which is acceptable to some Jews.

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Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

| 21/11/2011 | 2 Replies
Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

The MOML – “Muslim Meal” is just a meal “without pork and without Alcohol “(In the jargon Airline Caterer term it is called a “Non-Pork”-Meal). Everything else does not meet the Islamic dietary laws. It is also not the laid down claim that the meat would be Halal slaughtered or the ingredients are Halal-compliant.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

| 21/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at SIAL Abu Dhabi

Midamar Halal Foods, America’s first and largest Halal brand will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at SIAL Abu Dhabi November 21 to 23. Midamar will be introducing new USDA Certified Halal Organic Beef and Chicken line at the event.

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China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

| 20/11/2011 | Reply
China’s Hui Muslims do not feel stigmatized

Some 10 million Chinese Hui Muslims, or about 50 percent of all Muslims in China, have no major complaints about their ability to practice their religion in communities where they live side-by-side with the majority ethnic group, the Han.

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UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

| 19/11/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX’s Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards 2011

Mirchi Cash & Carry with stores in Swindon and Oxford have scooped EBLEX’s Halal Butcher of the year 2011 for the second year in a row, the award took place at the Landmark Hotel, London on Wednesday 16 November .

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Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Launches 13-episode “Halal World” Programme In NTV7

HDC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Halal World’s intention was to capture the people’s attention, imagination and momentum by providing significant information on the industry.

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Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

| 18/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islam-centric branding and marketing essential for global businesses

Businesses are failing to make the most of one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, according to an international expert in Islamic marketing, Jon Wilson from the University of Greenwich. Islam-centric branding and marketing are essential for global companies, he argues, pointing out that Muslims make up a quarter of the world’s consumers.

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