Category: Editorial

Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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Opinion: Is Halal understanding cross contamination?

| 17/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Is Halal understanding cross contamination?

The halal industry and the certification bodies seem to have missed the boat on cross contamination challenges for halal certified products.

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New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

In the run-up to the new edition of the SGIE report, we felt it might be useful to our readers to review the first edition from November 2013.

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Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal

The integrity of Halal, for example, comes under question and turns so problematic, resulting in confusion, not only to the public but to industry players as well.

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FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

This report contains the kind of information and perspective that the Halal sector really needs to understand. The impact of the meat industry and current levels of consumption have a significant impact on both health and the environment.

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UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

First there was Amazon and its ubiquitous internet retail model. Next came Alibaba, a Chinese behemoth valued at more than $200bn. Now the Islamic world has launched zilzar.com.

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Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

| 21/10/2014 | Reply
Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion.

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Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

| 09/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

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Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

| 01/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

By Sharmeen Ziauddin – Huffington Post UK Last week Europe’s first conference on halal tourism took place in Granada, Spain. The brainchild of CM Media, the Halal Tourism Conference 2014 saw people from around the world gather to listen and learn about the Muslim market. Tourist boards, travel agents, tour operators, halal certification bodies and […]

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Opinion: Correcting Brand Islam: Whose Responsibility Is It?

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Correcting Brand Islam: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Islamic Marketing to any Muslim trained in marketing must also be the effort to correct the world’s perception of Islam.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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Opinion: Halal on Alibaba

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal on Alibaba

There are a number of lessons for the Muslim world for a market-place e-commerce involving the eight silos of the $1.6 trillion Muslim lifestyle market.

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

| 03/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

Islam inspires modesty in clothing whilst encouraging fashion, and Muslim designerst want to tap into an “estimated… $224 billion on clothing and footwear.

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Repositioning Islamic finance as a grassroots international business catalyst

| 30/08/2014 | Reply
Repositioning Islamic finance as a grassroots international business catalyst

Dr Jonathan A.J. Wilson of the University of Greenwich, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Islamic Marketing, discusses the future of Islamic finance in Britain

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Opinion: A gap in Pakistan’s halal market

| 24/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: A gap in Pakistan’s halal market

Pakistan’s economic growth can be doubled if the government properly taps the expanding world halal market.

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UAE: Islamic economy chief calls on banks to help SMEs

| 15/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: Islamic economy chief calls on banks to help SMEs

UAE politicians have been counting on small businesses to play a key role in the development of the Emirates’ economy.

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Opinion: Halal is a way of life and it should be presented as such

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal is a way of life and it should be presented as such

Marketing manager of the meat manufacturers OVAKO in Bosnia and Herzogovenia talks about the halal food market in BiH and the region.

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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Opinion: Eating your ethics: Halal meat

| 02/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Eating your ethics: Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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