Category: Shariah Issues

UK: Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

| 19/09/2012 | Reply
UK:  Halal chicken sold at KFC ‘may not be ‘real halal’

KFC sales of halal chicken, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, may not meet the requirements of Islamic law, according to a leading group of Muslim scholars in the UK.

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Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

| 11/08/2012 | 1 Reply
Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. Construction is planned to begin next year.

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Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

| 06/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Halal industry: Pakistan has more potential than Malaysia to thrive

Pakistan, with a huge Muslim population, stands a chance of becoming a global centre of excellence for halal business, if the government pays attention to this lucrative business sector.

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Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

Hakmi said that as the athletes are traveling with the intention of returning, not to stay there. Therefore, they and whoever accompanies them can skip their Ramdan fasting, even if their stay “reaches 15 or 19 days.

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UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
UK: Faccenda Group opts out of Halal poultry operation

FACCENDA Group, who supplied halal chickens for KFC, has opted out of its Halal poultry operation for them, from 6th July after 40 of the leading scholars unanimously decided that machine slaughter of chickens was not halal.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi succession decisions come at crucial time

| 17/06/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Saudi succession decisions come at crucial time

The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz on Saturday means that – for the second time in less than a year – the key Western ally must pick an heir to the 88-year-old King Abdullah.

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UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

| 11/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

Dubai The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma) is finalising unified halal codes for perfumes and cosmetics. Mandated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Esma has formed a technical committee consisting of industry experts as well as Islamic scholars

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UK Halal Commission Launched

| 05/06/2012 | Reply
UK Halal Commission Launched

The UK Halal Commission will invite representatives from all segments of the British Muslim community to put forward representations to the body. MCB’s deputy secretary general Dr. Shuja Shafi, will act as interim chairman to help put in place a proper governance structure.

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Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan say it can be a Halal Hub in Future

The CEO of the Halal Research Council, said at a Halal Training Workshop, with international participants, held in Lahore, that Pakistan is being introduced as a Halal hub globally, and by using the Halal logo, its exports can be strongly boosted.

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Let’s Agree To Disagree

| 02/06/2012 | Reply
Let’s Agree To Disagree

A good reminder that differences of opinion within Islamic law are a natural part of the religion, and among the learned, these differences are handled with mutual respect and courtesy.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

| 01/06/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Istanbul to host World Halal Council

The World Halal Council (WHC) is getting ready to move its headquarters to Istanbul on the heels of a meeting organized in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, in April. The details will be confirmed at the congress in Istanbul in October.

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UK: Halal judgment day

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal judgment day

Over 40 Mufti’s and Imam’s, from the country’s most respected Islamic scholars will pass a vote on whether machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption is strictly permitted under Islamic law or not, at a conference being held in the UK on the 3rd June.

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UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

The government is facing renewed calls to curb the slaughtering of animals that have not first been rendered unconscious – a debate that pits religious sensitivities against the convictions of animal welfare campaigners. “New measures” might be needed to enforce the law properly, she said.

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Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

| 25/05/2012 | Reply
Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

3,500 Muslim athletes expected to compete in London may look to ancient Islamic tenets that allow exemptions travelers, the sick and others out of concern that not eating or drinking throughout the day could put them at a competitive disadvantage.

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UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

“There will be no pressure on the players to fast since the Grand Mufti of Dubai Sheikh Ahmed Al Haddad had said players who do not fast can make up by fasting in the period following the games,” says UAE’s Olympic football coach.

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Islam and Fairtrade

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Islam and Fairtrade

Although this report by Islamic Relief was written in 2008, it is worth re-reading. The Islamic perspectives on fair trade and sustainability, price control and market manipulation are comprehensive, and will no doubt become a part of the Halal market conversation in the near future.

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Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Shoura Council approves draft food system

The council approved the scheme comprising 46 articles which included the definition of food, food additives, its safety, hygienic practices, food handling, set standards for food, environmental and health requirements and packaging.

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UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

| 17/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Worldwide Halal certification standard created

An eminent group of UK Halal scholars have created a new Shariah-compliant halal certification scheme for the food industry, which they hope will be adopted as a worldwide standard.

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