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Category: Shariah Issues

Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 08/09/2019
Opinion: Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

This article was originally written for The Halal Journal Magazine, published in Malaysia by KasehDia, in October 2006, by the late Hajj Abdalhamid David Evans. Have things changed??

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

| 28/08/2019
Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

The number of conservatives is now growing and more companies have embraced Islamic branding and marketing.

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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

| 06/08/2019 | Reply
UK: British livestock farming and the supply of lambs for Qurbani

As Muslims around the world prepare for the annual festival of thanksgiving or sacrifice, many will be making arrangements for procuring eligible animals to offer for Qurbani.

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Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

| 05/08/2019 | Reply
Nigeria: Institution seeks government legislation for Halal right

The Halal Certification Authority (HCA) has called on the Federal Government to ensure halal certification on consumable goods.

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UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

| 03/08/2019 | Reply
UAE: With new leader, Dubai’s IHAF wants to develop ISO-level halal standards

Dr Rehab Faraj Al Ameri told Salaam Gateway this vision is one that IHAF will achieve by working closely with its member accreditation bodies as well as stakeholders such as assessors and technical experts.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatine, the missing dimension in the halal market

Without a home-grown, halal gelatine plant, Muslim leaders have very little to shout about as far as halal food certification and pharmaceutical products are concerned.

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UK: AIMS responds to former Defra minster Eustice’s U-turn on religious slaughter

| 11/07/2019 | Reply
UK: AIMS responds to former Defra minster Eustice’s U-turn on religious slaughter

George Eustice, now believes that stunning immediately after the cut in religious slaughter should be encouraged to mitigate the adverse effects of slaughter without stunning.

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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

| 29/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos.

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Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

| 20/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Capitalism is failing us all. Could Islamic economics be the answer?

Billionaire Ray Dalio, manager of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater, recently shocked the world when he announced that “capitalism is failing” and that a “revolution” is coming.

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Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

| 02/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

Mohd Redzuan said if the halal unification is successfully implemented it would mean that one single halal certification will govern everything in the entire world.

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Canada: HMA Aims to Simplify Halal Certification by integrating into Supply Chains

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
Canada: HMA Aims to Simplify Halal Certification by integrating into Supply Chains

HMA works closely to recommend adjustments and simplify operations in order to allow companies to be confident in the product they are distributing to the Muslim community.

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Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

| 26/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

The draft stresses the importance of optimizing the use of the digital economy in the form of e-commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

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Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

It is alleged that Lukmanul and other MUI officials demanded the transfer of “exorbitant sums of money” from foreign bodies for them to remain on MUI’s list of approved certifying bodies.

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France: Paris Grand Mosque wants Jakim Halal accreditation

| 20/03/2019 | Reply
France: Paris Grand Mosque wants Jakim Halal accreditation

“The mosque has its own certificate but they want recognition from Jakim as they believe the credibility of Jakim which is very assuring,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

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