Category: Editorial

Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

| 18/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Australia: Lindt response to Halal certification of their chocolate

“We don’t refuse to halal certify our product, we just don’t do it. We just make chocolate for everyone.”

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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Australia: Business on the Halal battleground

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Business on the Halal battleground

One of a number of anti-halal lobbyists urges its followers to bombard specific businesses with complaints in the hope they will cancel their halal registration.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

When looking for a new segment to launch your brand in there are not many untapped mines left. So, where should you look? The Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation.

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American Muslim – a key $98bn consumer sector

| 04/12/2014 | Reply
American Muslim – a key $98bn consumer sector

This Study presents a story of Muslims as a great values-based asset to America focusing on ethical finance, food and other lifestyle options.

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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

The superior quality of its products has made the US a leader in the global market for food prepared by Islamic standards.

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Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

Those booking Islamic tourism packages often seek historical or cultural sites that would also be of interest to non-Muslim tourists, in addition to sites with Islamic significance.

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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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