Category: Shariah Issues

UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
UK Government Rejects Call to Ban Religious Slaughter

Amid increasing campaigns against Halal meat in the UK, the British government said it had “no intention” to ban the religious slaughtering of animals for Muslims and Jews.

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UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

| 08/03/2015 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Halal seminar to debate issues 17 March 2015

Topics covered include recent research on halal slaughter, marketing activity for the sector, global opportunities for exports, consumer perceptions of halal products, and dietary health.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

A federal minister informed the National Assembly that the bill for the proposed authority is ready and will be presented before the house for voting soon.

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Indonesia: International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

| 05/03/2015 | Reply
Indonesia:  International Training on MUI Halal Assurance System 2015

In order to get or renew a halal certificate from MUI, their halal registered companies must fulfill the minimum score of implementation of HAS.

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UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
UK: War of petitions over Halal meat in the UK

The Muslim community in the UK has launched a campaign against active attempts to halt halal animal slaughter in the country.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GCC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Defendants Plead Not Guilty in Halal Case

Midamar does not accept these allegations and is now seeking to understand what the government is basing these allegations on.

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Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
Kazakhstan Strengthening Control over ‘Halal’ Products

The Spiritual Administration of Kazakhstan’s Muslims will work on standardization and control of products labeled ‘halal’

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Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

| 10/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

Malaysian Technological Park has developed the world’s first Halal CSI (Contamination Scene Investigation) unit to solve cases where halal certified products are found contaminated with porcine DNA.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal food producers urged to be more transparent

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which says it aims to safeguard the interests of the Muslim world, is creating global halal standards.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal Certification System can be marketed abroad

“I think that Brunei’s halal certification is the best in the region…so we should be able to use it as a brand for our halal systems,” said BCFA Vice President.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

| 09/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Qurbani sacrifice for Eid al Adha

It is a principle of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), that sheep for Qurbani should be healthy and have the build and maturity of the minimum of a 1 year old animal.

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