Category: Opinion

Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

| 10/05/2017 | 1 Reply
How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

Customers don’t need to come to the store to order; they can do so while sitting at home. Also, order shipping is no more hectic as they’ll get the order at their doorstep.

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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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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

CrescentRating has become the world’s first independent rating and accreditation standard in Muslim travel, as International Enterprise Singapore has billed it.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
France: Marine Le Pen – Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

“Slaughter without stunning, I’m sorry, it should have special labels,” Le Pen said. “Furthermore, I think that slaughter without stunning should be prohibited.”

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Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

Currently, acquiring a Halal certification is optional, but Indonesian lawmakers are trying to push for the enactment of a Halal Product Protection Bill.

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Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

Muslims that brand managers and marketers be aware: a new wave of green Muslims are shaping up, and what’s most peculiar, is that they’re hailing from the West.

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Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

By Sindre Bangstad, Religion going Public The relative absence of controversies relating to Halal certification in Norway speaks about a more pragmatic side of state-Muslim relations in Norway than polarizing media headlines may suggest. Halal Certification Sign in Oslo. Photo: Sindre Bangstad. In spite of a substantial volume of academic research on Islam and Muslims […]

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Halal certification in Indonesia

| 03/03/2017 | 4 Replies
Halal certification in Indonesia

In contrast to the law no 33 year of 2014 stipulating that MUI is not primary institution for administrating Halal Certificate, MUI still prevails because of the absence of a proposed institution.

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Opinion: Innovation in the Halal industry

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation in the Halal industry

The halal label will never be enough to sustain and offer lucrative returns for the businesses, companies and businesses have been forced to innovate, innovate and innovate for commercialisation.

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As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

A study by the Conference Board of Canada found that SMEs owned by recent immigrants to Canada, are more likely to export, and they are also among the fastest-growing SMEs.

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Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the travel ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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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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