Category: Europe

Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

| 18/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Andalusian Christmas sweets go Halal!

By substituting pork lard for olive oil (also from Estepa), they have created a whole new range of Halal products.

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EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Tapping into the high purchasing power of European Muslims

The first edition of Halal Expo Europe will be held from 15 until 16 April 2015 in Beursgebouw Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
France: Eat pork or take your children home: French mayor to Muslim parents

The decision has upset Muslim parents in the town, who expect alternate meals for their children in school.

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EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
EU: Polish court overturns ban on ritual slaughter

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland’s small Jewish and Muslim and agriculture communities.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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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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Halal food market stands at $2 trillion worldwide

| 04/12/2014 | Reply
Halal food market stands at $2 trillion worldwide

Muslim countries account for $700 billion, according to a communique issued by the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) during its meeting held in Istanbul (Turkey).

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UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
UK: Morrisons to trial first halal counter

Morrisons will pilot its first-ever stand-alone halal meat concession at its re-fitted Preston North End store.

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Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

| 01/12/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Marrybrown eyes Europe entry

Home-grown fast food restaurant chain, Marrybrown Sdn Bhd, which has sustained its presence in the international markets, is looking to penetrate into Europe

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

The popularity of Halal products such as Barbican that comply with the Quran’s tenets helped drive a 4.6 percent gain in the SAMI Halal Food Index of shares this year.

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

| 18/11/2014 | 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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UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

| 15/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

An exclusive hotel has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’.

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UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

NEW MEAT labelling laws that would differentiate between animals that are stunned before slaughter and those that are not could have ‘unintended consequences’ on the UK lamb market.

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

The first halal certificates are overseen by a circle of Muslim ambassadors in order to guarantee an internationally consistent halal certification process.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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