Category: Shariah Issues

Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

| 06/12/2018 | Reply
Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

While the Halal concept is rooted in Islamic principles and beliefs, it has become recognised as a symbol for safety, hygiene, and one that is strictly regulated.

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Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

| 01/12/2018 | Reply
Hunger games: Turkey eyes leading Middle East role through halal industry

“Since Turkey has a customs union with the EU, its technical abilities, training facilities and know-how on standardization is far greater than any other [Muslim] country.”

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Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

With the theme of “Halal and Healthy Life: Awareness and Sustainability”, the summit focuses on standardization, halal food, halal slaughtering, halal medicine, halal tourism, and halal finance.

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State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

Pursuant to the Halal Product Assurance Act, halal certification was to be conducted by the Board of Halal Product Assurance Organizer (BPJPH) after obtaining a fatwa from MUI. (Three Articles)

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Saudi Arabia: Makkah ideal place to review arbitration of Halal food criteria: OIC chief

| 07/11/2018 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia: Makkah ideal place to review arbitration of Halal food criteria: OIC chief

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen asserted that Makkah is the ideal venue to examine and discuss the concepts of arbitration and bolster criteria relevant to Halal food.

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Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

The workshop aimed to introduce import and export laws and regulations in the UAE, as well as to review other regulations and mechanisms adopted by ESMA – Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

By announcing the launch of the advanced halal identification system, the MWL confirms that it is the only authority responsible for certifying Islamic centers and examination companies.

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Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

The roadmap will focus on the comprehensive development of the halal domestic industry.

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Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

If you were a food manufacturer, you would be crazy to not put your mind and wallet in the consistently ballooning trade of halal foods across the world.

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Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

| 23/07/2018 | Reply
Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

Philippine exporters to certain Islamic countries may need to strengthen their certification protocols, as Middle Eastern states are reportedly planning to require Halal labeling.

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Islamic jurisprudence and the status of arthropods

| 18/07/2018 | Reply
Islamic jurisprudence and the status of arthropods

Arthropoda being the biggest animal phylum of this planet is the fraternity of tiny living organisms. Their consumption has been a diverse subject amongst the various Islamic Schools.

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UK: Lancashire bans non-stunned halal meat from council-supplied school meals

| 17/07/2018 | Reply
UK: Lancashire bans non-stunned halal meat from council-supplied school meals

A council has banned meat from animals that have not been stunned from council-supplied school meals, prompting accusations of Islamophobia and antisemitism.

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Forty-Six Countries Registered With UAE Scheme For Halal Products

| 13/05/2018 | Reply
Forty-Six Countries Registered With UAE Scheme For Halal Products

The rate of growth witnessed in the Halal market shows that by 2030, it can be the biggest industry in the world.

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USA: Broiler Stunning for Halal Meat Processing

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
USA: Broiler Stunning for Halal Meat Processing

The import of Halal food into the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to increase from $25.8 billion in 2010 to $53.1 billion by 2020.

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USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
USA: Islamic Services of America comments on recent Jakim events

These events further established Malaysia as an early and ongoing leader of Halal initiatives which garnered strong support from the attendees.

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Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

Jakim had recognised 69 different halal certification bodies across 42 countries and applications for such certification continue to increase.

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Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

| 04/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

As well as working towards harmonisation, the association will promote halal certification between members under mutual recognition arrangements.

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Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

| 30/03/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

Tayyib is the key concept of Islamic Jurisprudence that offers and ensures healthy and safe foods to the consumers. A comprehensive article on Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal Food sector.

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Dubai: World Takaful Conference – ‘Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth’

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
Dubai: World Takaful Conference – ‘Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth’

Developing Sustainable Competitive Strategy paramount to long-term growth for Takaful operators.

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