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Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

| 15/07/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

Many assume that fasting breaks down tissues and that Ramadan will cause a net loss of muscle and concurrent increase in fat; however, there is evidence that fasting actually makes the body more efficient.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

| 05/07/2012 | Reply
Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

MUSLIMS holidaying in Hong Kong can now erase any worries they have about getting halal food, Halal restaurants are available throughout the city. They will also find it easy to perform prayers as there are many mosques.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

Forget the plunge to $80 a barrel, there are new predictions emerging that oil could fall further to between $60 and $40 per barrel by this autumn. Why? There are many factors at work and Saudi Arabia is one of them.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

For more than a quarter of a century Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been involved in interreligious and intercultural dialogue on high levels. What put him into the media though was his Muslim community project, Park 51.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Opinion: Don’t Panik! Islam and Europe’s ‘Hip Hop Wars’

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Don’t Panik! Islam and Europe’s ‘Hip Hop Wars’

As European state officials decide what “hip hop policy” to adopt, American embassies on the continent have slowly inserted themselves into this delicate dance between European governments and their hip hop counter-publics.

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UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
UK: The great Asian gold theft crisis

Last year, several police forces in areas where there is a large Asian community, such as Leicester and Slough, ran awareness campaigns after a spate of opportunistic robberies. With other investments looking distinctly shaky in the economic crisis, last year gold prices reached record levels.

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Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

| 06/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Some in Muslim societies view drinking alcohol as a terrible sin and a symbol of evil. Others feel it is merely a fun indulgence. Others worry incessantly that they might inadvertently sin while using alcohol-based handrub or mouthwash.

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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

The notion of disruption is an important one for anyone interested in market innovation. The Halal sector is really in need of some positive disruption, and there are some excellent points here that can be applied to the Halal industries…such as reducing complexity and being transparent.

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Let’s Agree To Disagree

| 02/06/2012 | Reply
Let’s Agree To Disagree

A good reminder that differences of opinion within Islamic law are a natural part of the religion, and among the learned, these differences are handled with mutual respect and courtesy.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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Opinion: Do Islamic Business Ethics Exist?

| 31/05/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Do Islamic Business Ethics Exist?

An interview with Tariq El-Diwany explaining how Muslims can conduct business ethically in today’s world. Also, what should we be trying to achieve when doing business? To make as much money as possible? To create something that benefits society? Or to worship Allah?

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Opinion: How social media has updated our status

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How social media has updated our status

Thanks to this Darwinian evolution of social media, our status has been updated from digital immigrants to digital natives… and the law of the social jungle is “Survival of the coolest!”

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USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

Whether it is snowing or hot and sunny, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. There’s something for everyone to learn in this article.

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UAE: Call for same rules on cosmetics in GCC

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: Call for same rules on cosmetics in GCC

The priority now is to focus on the UAE, where each emirate has a different set of rules governing the regulation of consumer products, from lipsticks and shampoos to skin creams.

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Opinion: Islamic finance: Fitting In & Standing Out

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic finance: Fitting In & Standing Out

It seems the criticism labelled against Islamic finance products, form over substance, also has application in the ‘info-tainment,’ and social media area. Yes, imitation is the best form of flattery, but we (the Muslim world) also need to be flattered.

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A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

| 26/05/2012 | Reply
A Fresh Look At Muslims And Secularism In The UK

It is worth emphasising that many Muslims actually see no contradiction between religious values and the framework of secular procedures and institutions in the UK. Procedural secularism provides many benefits for British Muslims, including religious freedom.

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