Category: Opinion

Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

The keynote speaker, Joshua Dubois, head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the current administration believes interfaith action is “the future of grassroots engagement.”

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World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
World Halal Forum Europe – a catalyst for change in UK Halal market.

In the run up to the World Halal Forum Europe, being held in London at the Earls Court Conference Centre on 10-11 November 2010, HalalFocus talks to Abdalhamid Evans, the WHF Europe Project Director

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Opinion: Halal Participation Banking…is this the next chapter?

| 17/08/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Participation Banking…is this the next chapter?

Thompson Reuters Global Head of Islamic Finance, Rushdi Siddiqui, airs some thoughts on whether Islamic banking needs to be re-branded

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KFC’s UK ‘Halal Trial’ put on trial…and found guilty

| 18/04/2010 | 2 Replies
KFC’s UK ‘Halal Trial’ put on trial…and found guilty

by Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus In the UK, KFC’s now infamous ‘Halal Trial’ has taken a turn that may well prove to be a pivotal one in the shift of Halal into the mainstream. In any event, it has uncovered a series of misconceptions that can now be seen in a better light. KFC’s 80-plus […]

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Brunei: UBD students gain insights on Halal market

| 10/04/2010 | Reply
Brunei: UBD students gain insights on Halal market

Final year students from the UBD, Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies who are taking Strategic Management and Strategic Public Management course listened to Mr Abdalhamid Evans, from Imarat Consultants who encouraged them to explore Brunei’s unique Halal value proposition and to seek ways on how they can mobilise to become competent entrepreneurs in the Halal market.

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Is CSR a helpful tool for a brand in the Muslim consumer segment?

| 03/02/2010 | Reply
Is CSR a helpful tool for a brand in the Muslim consumer segment?

In today’s changed economic scenario & social media connected, consumer groups, can CSR play a meaningful role in establishing a strong brand identity amongst the global Muslim community?

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Grey Areas of Halal – Alcohol

| 13/01/2010 | Reply
Grey Areas of Halal – Alcohol

This is the second of a series of articles that Fakihah Azahari is writng on the ‘Grey Areas of Halal’. The first in the series was ‘Grey Areas of Halal, Transformation and Assimilation’ which is also posted on Halal Focus.

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Is Stunning Animals used for Meat Haram?

| 06/01/2010 | Reply
Is Stunning Animals used for Meat Haram?

The question of stunning animals used for halal meat has become
somewhat of buzzword amongst some UK Muslims. This is mainly due to
poor communication from the relevant bodies on the differences in
stunning techniques and what the shariah (and scholars of fiqh) actually say about the matter of stunning. This short article outlines the approach of Abrahams Natural Foods to stunning. 

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Halal makes it into top ten good news stories of 2009

| 04/01/2010 | Reply
Halal makes it into top ten good news stories of 2009

AltMuslim.com‘s Zahed Amanullah recently put up his top ten Good News stories for 2009. Interestingly, he sees 2009 as a ‘tipping point’ for Halal food with heightened exposure and demand, and as he points out, none of this increase is ideological. Its all down to good old market savvy. We also see many good things ahead for Halal in 2010.

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Eurabian Follies

| 04/01/2010 | Reply
Eurabian Follies


By 2050, Europe will be unrecognizable. Instead of romantic cafes,
Paris’s Boulevard Saint-Germain will be lined with halal butcheries and
hookah bars; the street signs in Berlin will be written in Turkish.
School-children from Oslo to Naples will read Quranic verses in class,
and women will be veiled.

At least, that’s what the authors of the strange new genre of
“Eurabia” literature want you to believe. Not all books of this
alarmist Europe-is-dying category, which received its most
intellectually hefty treatment yet with the recent release of
Christopher Caldwell’s Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,
offer such dire and colorful predictions. But they all make the case
that low fertility rates among natives, massive immigration from Muslim
countries, and the fateful encounter between an assertive Islamic
culture and a self-effacing European one will lead to a Europe devoid
of all Western identity.

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Reflections on the Dubai Financial Crisis

| 03/01/2010 | Reply
Reflections on the Dubai Financial Crisis

This is an interesting article that was submitted by one of our readers which we have decided to use to launch our new ‘Opinion’ category on Halal Focus. We hope that more of our readers send in their articles on Halal related issues, for our consideration. Though we put up articles on the news in Halal it is also good to get business and consumer feedback to keep current with all aspects of the current trends and movement in the Halal arena.

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Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

Riding the wave of the expanding global halal market
industry – estimated to have reached a worth of US$ 580 billion in 2008
– communication arts company KasehDia will hold this November the first
World Halal Forum in Europe.  As location for the Forum, which is
themed ‘Halal Potential – A Regional Focus’, the organizers opted for
the Dutch city of The Hague.

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