Category: Editorial

Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

The halal economy — encompassing everything from banking and finance to food and beauty products — is on the rise.

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Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Standards for Halal-certified food across the world

By Mohamed Jinna, FnBNews.com These days, with the advent of food technology, food processing has become complex. Hence, consumers have a wider choice of processed food which creates a situation where consumers are exposed to a variety of food that may contain prohibited (haram) ingredients with E-codes, but will be unable to understand the critical […]

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Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia cosmetics brands’ huge potential

Many mainstream cosmetics brands in the cosmetics industry, such as Estee Lauder and L’Oreal, play important roles in expanding the cosmetics business.

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Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

“Young Muslim consumers are simply an untapped demographic for big brands and businesses,” says Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Editor-in-chief and Founder of Muslimgirl.net

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Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

| 05/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Global Islamic economy can bring welcome revitalisation

The Islamic economy stands in stark contrast to global economy with an increasingly viable elixir for stimulating global economic growth and success in the 21st century.

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How the hijab-and H&M-are reshaping mainstream British culture

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
How the hijab-and H&M-are reshaping mainstream British culture

Muslim women in hijabs are becoming increasingly visible in the public domain, whether appearing in EastEnders, Android ads, or The Great British Bake Off.

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New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

| 28/09/2015 | Reply
New report on start-up ecosystems in MENA

New report by WAMDA looks at some of the main trends in the start-up ecosystems in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & UAE,
while highlighting some of the most prominent obstacles that need to be overcome.

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Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim travel industry projected to grow to $200 billion by 2020

This population segment offers one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, driven by products and services that are in line with Islamic beliefs.

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Opinion: This ‘H’ Nation is Bigger than China & India!

| 21/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: This ‘H’ Nation is Bigger than China & India!

Introducing ‘Nation H” – a population comparable with India and China, the global Muslim community of 1.8 billion people and growing.

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Opinion: What halal travel means to people

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: What halal travel means to people

Will customers book a room at your “Shariah-compliant” hotel or would they prefer a “Muslim-friendly” hotel? Will they search for a “halal holiday” or an “Islamic holiday”?

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Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

The value of the Halal certification for the producer determines how wide the market is for their product.

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Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

| 18/08/2015 | 2 Replies
Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

“Under Australian law it is not acceptable to vilify one’s race or ethnic background but it seems acceptable to vilify Islam,” Mohammad El-Mouelhy, from HCAA.

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Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

| 07/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

Businesses are missing out by not capitalizing on the growing Islamic population and offering more halal products, suggests research by Euromonitor International.

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Opinion: Standardisation crucial to unleashing Islamic economy’s potential

| 12/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Standardisation crucial to unleashing Islamic economy’s potential

‘Unleashing the Islamic Economy’ report highlights the importance of globally accepted standards to the development of the Islamic economy.

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Muslim struggle to determine if a device is halal seen as opportunity

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
Muslim struggle to determine if a device is halal seen as opportunity

For many Muslims, getting vaccinated can be a challenging task. There are virtually no vaccines that meet halal requirements. Many do without.

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London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

A London Tesco store has come under fire after it displayed a bacon-flavoured Pringles Ramadan promotion. They are just putting up what P&G send them, but someone should have stopped it.

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Opinion: The abaya, fashion and the iron cage of capitalism

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The abaya, fashion and the iron cage of capitalism

Now with celebrities such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and others “going sharia” for a day, Muslim clothing has gone the way of blue jeans in the early 1980s.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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China practices double standard with Muslims

| 08/06/2015 | Reply
China practices double standard with Muslims

Chinese authorities ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in Xinjiang to sell alcohol and cigarettes.

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Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

| 04/06/2015 | Reply
Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

There’s also a whole other realm to consider: the plant kingdom. Are plants just so dim-witted that vegetarians are off the ethical hook?

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