Category: Shariah Issues

France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

By Ace June Rell S. Perez – SunStarDAVAO THE Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce Inc. (MICCI) raised concern to incorporate Shari’ah aspect to the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016. Marilou Ampuan, one of the founders of MICCI and president of the Universal Islamic Center told reporters Tuesday, January 24, during the […]

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Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

An academic paper from the Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists reviewing Islamic methods and modern practices of humane slaughter.

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Qatar Chamber to issue global certification for Halal food

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Qatar Chamber to issue global certification for Halal food

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) is finalising the standards and certification procedures for Halal products, which would be applicable all across the world.

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Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

Religious authority says nothing unusual about McDonald’s policy as other fast food restaurant franchises also have a ‘No Outside Food Allowed’ policy.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

| 02/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

It was recently reported that McDonald’s would only allow certified Halal cakes inside its chain of restaurants to comply with guidelines issued by Jakim for Halal certification.

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Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

| 17/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: Prominents of global Halal industry convene in Istanbul

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) aims to develop trade between its member countries through its work in the field of halal documentation.

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Jurisprudence of Halal and Haraam

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Jurisprudence of Halal and Haraam

A paper from Syed Fazal ur Raheem, shariah advisor to IFANCA Pakistan on the legal parameters of Halal and Haraam with regard to food and beverages.

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Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: “Bone Gelatine” In Light of The Shari’ah

A research paper on the Shari’ah ruling on gelatine by Mufti Yousuf ‘Abdur-Razzaaq – SANHA Halal Associates Pakistan.

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Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Jakarta: Gov’t sets up Halal certification body but MUI gets to keep final say

The Religious Ministry in 2014 set up their own halal certification body, the Halal Products Guarantee Body (BPJPH).

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Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

The enactment of the Halal Product Guarantee law and the ensuing government regulations are bound to create myriad problems.

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UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

The Halal industry is set to reap the benefits given the right drivers are in place as the IHAF pushes the Halal standardisation agenda forward.

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Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

Indonesia and Malaysia are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other and lead to inefficient export and import processes.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Non-Muslims in Halal Certification and Accreditation

New accreditation schemes have opened the door for non-Muslims to certify and accredit Halal products and processes. What is the Shariah position on this ?

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: IHAF to address unification of Halal industry

“Various countries have different sets of acceptable criteria in certifying Halal products, thus inadvertently forming trade barriers among them.”

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Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

| 10/10/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Can a Halal certification body be owned by a non-Muslim?

A paper on the concept of ownership, relating ownership with the Halaal certification bodies, and finishing with a conclusion.

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Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA holds seminar

The Punjab Halal Development Agency arranged a seminar on “Halal Business Projection” on Friday 7th October 2016 to increase the Halal trade of Pakistan.

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UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UK: The perception and acceptability of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter stunning for Halal production

This Report is based on the views of Islamic scholars and Halal consumers.

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