Category: Shariah Issues

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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Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

| 22/12/2015 | 1 Reply
Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

78 participants from 23 countries and OIC institutions attended the Forum inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General, OIC.

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USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

The signing ceremony was a milestone for the varsities to take charge and ensure Malaysia remains the leading global halal hub.

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Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

| 16/12/2015 | Reply
Forum on unifying halal standards and procedures kicks off at OIC General Secretariat

The final day of the forum will result in a series of recommendations that will be submitted to the Council of Foreign Ministers next year.

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Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: SMIIC Halal Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, other Muslim nations should be in forefront of global halal industry, says Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

MS2610:2015 Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services Requirements – are to set up a system to “preserve and protect the integrity of our Islamic tourism products and services”.

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UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shariah standard for Gold can fit well in global Islamic economy

“The development of a Shariah Standard on Gold is part of a broader process of harmonisation within the industry,” Dr. Mohammad Daud Bakar.

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New publication raises bar for Halal slaughter experiments

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
New publication raises bar for Halal slaughter experiments

A new scientific paper has been published using modern digital technology to increase engagement and transparency in the field of Halal slaughter.

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Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

The state’s crude palm oil (CPO) could further establish its presence in the global halal market through shariah-compliant certification.

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Bangladesh: ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

| 26/11/2015 | 1 Reply
Bangladesh:  ‘Islamic Foundation to provide ‘halal’ certificate’

The organization is the only recognized state-owned body to certify the country’s “halal” products.

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Indonesia: The Danger of `Halal` Medicines

| 26/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: The Danger of `Halal` Medicines

The government is now formulating a derivative regulation for the implementation of halal certification halal in the pharmaceutical sector.

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A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

| 27/10/2015 | Reply
A global standardization of Halal would improve trade

It is a growth market, but it needs a solid growth. In order to achieve that, it needs internationally accepted standards that can make it easier to understand.

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Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Bernardi inquiry scheduled on Muslim holy day

No halal certifiers will appear at Cory Bernardi’s upcoming public hearings into food labelling, which has been scheduled for one of Islam’s holiest days.

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UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

| 16/09/2015 | Reply
UK: Confirmation of Qurbani from Moon Sighting Saudi Judiciary

A Qurbani guide has been issued by AHDB Beef & Lamb to help industry, butchers and consumers during the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

This is to bring awareness that the Qurbani sacrifice can ONLY be performed after Eid-ul-Adha prayers otherwise it is unlawful.

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