Category: Trends

USA: Halal cover-ups: One designer takes on fashion world

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal cover-ups: One designer takes on fashion world

Designers love to push boundaries in the search for that sexy catwalk look, but Nzinga Knight, an American Muslim, takes an even more daring tack: covering her models up.

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US-Opinion: Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

| 01/09/2012 | Reply
US-Opinion: Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

Islamophobia in America is not innate, rather it’s the fruit of a decade-long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.

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UK: The Future is Halal

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The Future is Halal

Is this burgeoning international industry simply driven by the desire for business profit or is it really supporting Muslim values? This BBC Radio 4 programme will be airing on Tuesday 21 August.

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Opinion: The Four Investments

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Four Investments

If you can choose “what you want to be in life,” then you are privileged – full stop. There is tremendous power and privilege in having the ability to choose your goal.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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UAE: From student to honoured guest

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
UAE: From student to honoured guest

Renowned American scholar Shaikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson returns to the country where he studied Islam over 30 years ago, reaching out to Muslims with words of wisdom and guidance.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Some in Muslim societies view drinking alcohol as a terrible sin and a symbol of evil. Others feel it is merely a fun indulgence. Others worry incessantly that they might inadvertently sin while using alcohol-based handrub or mouthwash.

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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

The notion of disruption is an important one for anyone interested in market innovation. The Halal sector is really in need of some positive disruption, and there are some excellent points here that can be applied to the Halal industries…such as reducing complexity and being transparent.

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Opinion: Do Islamic Business Ethics Exist?

| 31/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Do Islamic Business Ethics Exist?

An interview with Tariq El-Diwany explaining how Muslims can conduct business ethically in today’s world. Also, what should we be trying to achieve when doing business? To make as much money as possible? To create something that benefits society? Or to worship Allah?

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Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

70% of young Millennials, those ages 18 to 26, say a company’s commitment to the community has an influence on their decision to work there. “They feel personally responsible, and they feel empowered to create change.”

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Opinion: How social media has updated our status

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How social media has updated our status

Thanks to this Darwinian evolution of social media, our status has been updated from digital immigrants to digital natives… and the law of the social jungle is “Survival of the coolest!”

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USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

Muslims, like other people with strong beliefs, do not see themselves exclusively focused on or defined by such issues. Islam has spread throughout the world because of its dynamic nature, where it influences local customs and is ‘influenced’ by the older local culture.

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UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

| 19/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

MENOPE 2012 (Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo), 27-29 November 2012, is expected to attract more regional participation this year, apart from a host of global companies who have elicited enthusiasm to be part of the show.

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India: First hospital in India to achieve Halal certification

| 12/05/2012 | Reply
India: First hospital in India to achieve Halal certification

Global Health city, world class tertiary multi super specialty hospital, is the first hospital in India to receive the Halal Certification for it’s hospital services by Halal Development Corporation (HDC). Global Health City, Chennai is a 500 bedded super specialty tertiary care facility.

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Thailand tourism takes the Halal route

| 07/05/2012 | Reply
Thailand tourism takes the Halal route

Bangkok is moving in the direction of having its world-renowned spa establishments and treatments, “conform to halal regulations,” in a move to lure more tourists from the Middle East.

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Opinion: Is Muslim fashion finally ‘on trend’?

| 03/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Muslim fashion finally ‘on trend’?

It’s 2012. We’re bored to death with debates about the hijab. Why women wear it. All this talk neglects the role of fashion in the hijab’s popularity. It’s just easier to be a fashionable Muslim in Britain these days – walk down Oxford street and stereotypes of the hijab as bland and restrictive are laughable.

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UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
UK: The legacy of Victorian England’s first Islamic convert

In 1894 the title of Sheikh-ul-Islam, leader of Muslims in the British Isles, was conferred on William Abdullah Quilliam by the last Ottoman caliph, Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He was also appointed Vice Consul of Persia by the Shah.

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