Category: Shariah Issues

UK: Positive response from government to slaughter petition

| 24/06/2014 | Reply
UK: Positive response from government to slaughter petition

The e-petition is one of the fastest growing petitions on the HM Government website and reached 50,000 signatures in just two weeks.

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UAE: University of Dubai evaluates progress of new premises

| 19/06/2014 | Reply
UAE: University of Dubai evaluates progress of new premises

The education system must enable students to realize Islamic economy concepts in order to achieve Dubai’s strategy for the development of Islamic economy.

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Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM Employs Stringent Procedure In Determining Halal Status

Only the findings of the Chemistry Department could be taken into consideration as only the department has the expertise to conduct highly specialised tests.

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Kuwait: The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes

| 26/05/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes

The conference concluded by honoring Dr Hani Al-Mazeedi with title of Halal Ambassador for his commitment and passion in developing the halal industry.

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UK: Defra delay stun legislation for poultry

| 23/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Defra delay stun legislation for poultry

After a judicial review was launched on behalf of over 20 abattoir operators, implementation of an EU regulation requiring increased currents is under further consideration.

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UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

| 08/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Why does the supply of halal meat outstrip demand?

Two articles on the labelling of Halal meat in the UK. First article focuses on New Zealand lamb.

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UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

| 03/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai FDI brings Int’l Halal Integrity Alliance to the region

Dubai FDI will support IHI Alliance in setting up an ‘IHI Alliance Middle East’ chapter, which in turn will support the growth of the local and regional halal industry.

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OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

| 02/05/2014 | 2 Replies
OIC to establish on Global Halal Standard

OIC has given the mandate to SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries) to introduce one Halal standard that would be acceptable to all Muslims.

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UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Partnership Promotes A Global Halal Certification

The standard was created with 13 well-known Islamic scholars to represent a wide cross-section of the Muslim community.

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THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
THE 99’s latest challenge: A Saudi Fatwa

“Imagine my surprise to wake up to a Fatwa from the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia himself along with the rest of the Higher Council of Clerics calling my work evil. I couldn’t believe it. Why? And more specifically, why now?”

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Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

| 19/04/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

The title “Developments in the Halal Industry” covers developments in the Halal industry and Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective.

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UK: Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
UK:  Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says David Cameron

He promised that the government would “keep on challenging the intolerant view of Muslims that exists in some parts of our country”.

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New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
New UAE Halal Scheme likely to have big impact on global Islamic economy

UAE’s new Halal Scheme will be applying a UAE-developed set of halal standards that reflect its diverse population to the country’s imports of goods.

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Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

The high level of stringency in the auditing process for obtaining Halal Certification will be maintained to ensure the products verified achieve 100% Halal.

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Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

The Assembly on 4 June 2014 in Islamabad will focus on issues and challenges related to Halal business, certification, accreditation and marketing.

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UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
UAE’s Halal Scheme a boon for Muslims – and marketers

With the steps that the UAE has just introduced towards launching common, unified halal standards, confusion about different standards will soon be a thing of the past.

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Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey’s Directorate General for Religious Affairs says

A fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.”

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UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UK: Top vet urges end of non stun religious slaughter

He called on Muslims and Jews to allow the livestock to be stunned unconscious before they are killed, or introduce labeling of non stun.

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UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: DuBiotech welcomes laboratory dedicated to testing Halal in the Middle East

DuBiotech, Dubai’s dedicated biotechnology and research park announces HITS, a new business partner to provide quality assured testing of products for Halal integrity.

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USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
USA: ISNA rep meets Danish Ambassador on Halal ban

ISNA Rep Joins Muslim-Jewish Delegation to meet with Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. on Danish Halal/Kosher Ban.

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