Category: Shariah Issues

UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

| 06/05/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

HFA sends out a clear message that such baseless allegations, irresponsible accusations and politically driven agendas shall never be tolerated.

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Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Davao’s Halal ordinance approved on 3rd reading

The ordinance requiring supermarkets, grocery stores, and other food establishments in Davao City to establish “halal lanes”.

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China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

| 20/04/2016 | Reply
China: Halal food law dropped from China’s 2016 legislation plan

The legislation was opposed by many scholars who said it “violates the principle of separation of State and religion”.

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South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

This comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the Halal certifier, after they failed an external audit in November last year.

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South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

| 26/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years.

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UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), a branch of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently released its important provisions and action plan.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

Due to the ongoing concern in the UK Muslim community regarding machine slaughter being accepted as Halal an arbitration on machine slaughter is taking place.

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IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

‘Development of the Halal Industry and Government Regulations in Pakistan – The Way Forward’. Venues are in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad during February 2016.

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Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: 4 accreditation certificates awarded to promote Halal food

Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) has so far awarded accreditation certificate to four (04) Halal Certification bodies in the country.

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EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Introducing the ‘European Halal Initiative’

The European Halal Initiative is open for representatives of muslim organisations and prominent muslim individuals from Europe.

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Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost halal trade

| 01/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Congress eyes measures to boost  halal trade

Agriculture Undersecretary for Livestock Jose C. Reaño said the new policies will define the Halal process and activity in the Philippines.

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Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
Senate body passes Pakistan Halal Authority Bill

The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Monday unanimously passed The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill, 2015.

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UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

Hosting the International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies in Dubai reflects the government’s efforts to be a global reference point in Halal certification.

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Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

PHDA Chairman Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan said the Agency was striving to regulate Halal sector of Pakistan and its accreditation was a step towards achieving the objectives.

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Dubai: E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

| 27/12/2015 | Reply
Dubai:  E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

Muslim scholars here have said that vaping and e-cigarettes are stringently prohibited in Islam due to its health implications and ‘they are a waste of money.’

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Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

After the Halal certification, Pakistani export will also get boost as worldwide people like to consume products certified by a government owned HCB.

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Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

A SESRIC presentation provided a general overview of the recent trends in global Halal food industry, with particular emphasis on OIC countries.

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