Kuwait: 3rd Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

Developments in the  Halal Industry:  13 – 15 May 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel, Kuwait

halal_2Seeking Halal with regards to food, drink and their usage is mandated and urged by the texts of the Islamic Shariah. It will not be lost upon the observer what has occurred in the lives of people today in terms of the major development in the field of industrialization which has reflected upon the tremendous diversity in the fields of foodstuffs, medicines and cosmetics. Such formidable development led to the introduction of a number of doubtful materials in to this industrialization. The sources of some of these materials may be known while many are unknown with regard to their origin, production process, transformation, display and the extent of usefulness and harm and they reach the consumer as a finished product.

With the continued acceleration in the field of manufacturing which has led to the introduction of prohibited materials in the products consumed by Muslims, and taking into consideration the commandments of Allah to ‘seek the lawful Halal and avoid the prohibited Haram’, and the current developments related to this issue, and based on the recommendations of the First and Second Gulf Conferences on Halal Industry and its Services which serve the idea of Halal, this Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services is being held under the title “Developments in the Halal Industry” in order to focus and keep abreast of developments in the Halal industry and to review Halal-related affairs from an Islamic legal and health perspective. We invoke Allah, the Almighty, to bless these efforts, correct any mistakes and facilitate the goodness therein to serve Islam and Muslims.


  1. Foundational and Islamic legal review of the fundamental principles, legal canons and edicts related to the Halal industry
  2. Keeping abreast of developments in the Halal industry (sources, alternatives and laws)
  3. An Islamic legal review of the problems of the Halal industry
  4. Promoting investment in the Halal industry as one of the means of guaranteeing the integration of the Halal process
  5. Review of the most important health aspects related to the Halal industry
  6. Working towards creating a system for guaranteeing the integration and quality of Halal
  7. Overcome malpractices and fill up the gaps in the processes of Halal product certification.
  8. Discussing the means to activate the recommendations of Halal conferences and overcome their negative aspects


The Program

                                                     Day 1

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Events of the Third Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services

First Period: (09:30 – 10:55)
09:30 – 09:35 Recitation of the Holy Quran
09:40 – 10:30 Opening Speeches
  1. His Excellency the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait
  1. His Excellency Dr. Nabil Ibn Amin Mulla, Secretary General, GCC Standardization Organization “GSO”, KSA
  1. His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ali, President of Islamic Development Bank “IDB”, KSA
  1. Dr. Adil Abdullah Al-Fallah, President of the Supreme Committee of the Conference, Deputy of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait
  1. Dr. Naji Muhammad Al-Mutairi, Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), State of Kuwait
  1. Mr. Renat Abynov, Deputy Chairman of Russia Muftis Council administration “as a representative for Halal Accreditation Bodies”
10:35 – 10:55  

Halal Exhibition, and Break


Second Period: (11:00 – 12:45)
First Domain

Islamic legal foundations of the developments in the Halal industry and its services

Head of the First Session  

Sheikh Isa Ahmed A-Ebaidli, Assistance Undersecretary for Ifta & Islamic Research, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait

11:00 – 11:20  

The Islamic verdict on imported meat and the meat of stunned animals.

Professor Dr. Abdullah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Al-Turaiqi, Ex-Professor in post graduate studies, Islamic University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

11:25 – 11:45  

Principles of Issuing Legal Rulings in relation to new developments in the Halal Industry.

Professor Dr. Misfir Ibn Ali Al-Qahtani, Professor of Islamic Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


11:50 – 12:10


The religious status of Carcasses in Islam.

Dr. Ayman Al Omar, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait

12:15 – 12:35 Legal Review of the on-going Problems of the Halal Industry and its Services.

Mrs. Aida Ghanem, Secretary General-AzkaHalal, Researcher of Islamic Fiqh and Legislation,Faculty of Islamic Propagation and Fundamentals of the Religion, Al-Quds University, Palestine.

12:35 – 12:45 Questions and Comments
12:45 Zuhr Prayer and End of Day one event


Day 2

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Resuming the events of the Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

First Period: (09:30 – 10:55)
Second Domain  

Updates in ingredients, the laws organizing Halal industry and the culture of alternatives

Head of the second Session

Dr. Sufyan Abdul Qadir Al-Rahim, Manager of Standards and Criteria Department, GCC Standardization Organization “GSO”

9:00 – 9:20  

Traditional and Modern Sources of Ingredients in the Halal Industry: Innovation in Food Packaging Materials.

Dr. Majed Al-Hariri, GIMDES R&D Chief and Halal Auditor, GIMDES Association for the inspection and certification of food and supplies, Turkey.

09:25 – 09:45  

Alternative Ingredients in Halal Cosmetics and Medicine.

Associate Professor Mariam Abdul Latif, Halal Food Management System, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University Malaysia Sabah UMS, Malaysia.


09:50 -10:10 Nanotechnology: A potent Halal food authentication platform

Professor Dr Sharifah Bee Abd Hamid, Director of Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre, NANOCAT, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

10:15 – 10:30  

Developments in Western Laws related to the Halal Industry.

Hanen Rezgui Pizette, Protection of the Muslim Consumer, ASIDCOM, France.

10:35 – 10:45 Questions and Comments
10:45 – 10:55 Break


Second Period: (09:30 – 10:55)
Third  Domain  

Halal from a health perspective

Head of the third Session Dr. Naji Mohammed Al-Mutairy, General Manager, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, State of Kuwait.
11:00 – 11:20  

Potential Hazards in Food: Update Systems in Ensuring the concept of Tayyab in Food.

Professor Dr. Mian Muhammad Nadeem Riaz, Director, Texas A&M University, TAMU, USA

11:25 – 11:45  

Recent Methods of Slaughtering and its Effect on Meat Safety and Hygiene.

Professor Dr. Ibrahim Ibn Hussein Ahmed Abd El-Rahim, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Epizootiology, Department of Environmental and Health Research, Institute of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Hajj and Umrah Researches, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukaramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

11:50 – 12:10 Updates in the Feed Industry and its Effect on the Consumer’s Health.

Dr. Zuhair Ibn Sharuz Al-Mulla, Consultant of the Food and Drug Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

12:10 – 12:20 Questions and Comments


Zuhur Prayer and Lunch Break


Day 3

Thursday May 15, 2014

Resuming the events of the Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and its Services

First Period: (09:00 – 10:35)
Fourth Domain  

Malpractices in the Processes of Halal Product Certification and Proposed Solutions

Head of the fourth Session  

Dr. Ali Fanous, Halal Certification Body, Halal Control, Germany

09:00 – 09:20  

Unveiling the Gaps in Supervising Halal and its Audit Controls.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifudin Md Shaarani, dean of school of food science and nutrition, University of Malaysia Sabah, UMS, Malaysia.

09:25 – 09:45  

Smart Means in Minimizing Gaps in Halal Products.

Abdul Qayyum Boidho, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, The Muslim Information Centre, M.I.C.N., The Netherlands, Azkahalal, The Netherlands.

09:50 -10:10  

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Attestation Halal Products.

Miss Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Director of Dubai Accreditation Department, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates.

10:10 – 10:25 Questions and Comments
10:25 – 10:35 Break


Second Period: (10:40 – 12:25)




Investment in The Halal Industry as One of the Means of Guaranteeing the Integration of the Halal Process

  Investors, Businessmen and Stakeholders shall also participate in the seminar.
Head of the session




Consultants of the session

  • H.E. Professor Dr. Abdullah Saleh O. Al-Obaid, member of board of Islamic International Halal Authority, (IIHA), member of supreme Council, Muslim World League, former minister of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Dr. Anwar Ghani, President, Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Dr. Mohammad Munir Chaudry, President, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA
  • Mr. Darhim Dali Hashim, Public Accountant, Malaysia
  • Moulana Mohamed Saeed Navlakhi, Theological Director, South African National Halal Authority, SANHA, South Africa.
  • Mr. Khalid Mohammad Sharif Mohammad Al-Awadhi, Director of Food Control Department, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates.
  • Eng. Nouf Ahmed Abdalla Binaskar Al-Naqbi, Head of Certification Bodies Accreditation Section, Accreditation Department, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates
  The following domains shall be discussed:
10:40 – 10:55
  • The feasibility of establishing Halal Bodies under the umbrella of an Islamic governmental body in order to create an effective Halal industry department: the experiment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Salih Ibn Husain Al-Aayid, Secretary General, Global Islamic Halal Organization, Muslim World League, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

11:00 – 11:15
  • The feasibility of establishing Halal markets as an investment for creating an alternative for Halal products: HMart – A model Halal / Health Supermarket  & Roles of Muslim’s Young Entrepreneurship

Mr. Mohamed Jinna, Chairman United World Halal Development, Singapore

11:20 – 11:35
  • The feasibility of establishing Halal product factories: experience of the United Company of Manufacturing Gelatin and Organic Materials, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mr. Ahmed Jamil Aref , the General Manager, and

Mr. Amr Mohamed Elalfy, Deputy General Manager

11:35 – 11:50
  • The feasibility of purchasing slaughterhouses in the Western countries with Islamic capital in order to avoid electrical stunning before or after slaughtering: attempts in the Netherlands, France, Argentina, Australia, and USA

Mr. Habib Ghanim, President and CEO, USA Halal Chamber Of Commerce, Inc, United States of America

11:55 – 12:10 The feasibility of appointing an international Halal certification body to manage Halal affairs in Gulf Cooperation Countries, GCC

Dr. Mohammad Munir Chaudry, President, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA

12:10 – 12:20 Questions and Comments
12:25 – 12:45 Zuhur Prayer


12:50 – 13:30 Concluding Statement of the Conference and Recommendations:


  • Dr. Adel Abdullah Al-Fallah, Deputy of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and President of the Supreme Committee of the Conference
  • Sheikh Turkey Essa Al-Mutairy, Manager of the Ifta Department and Head of the Scientific Committee
  • Honoring the participants


The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, you may contact Mr. Adel Al Nseirat for room reservation.
His email is  adel.nseirat@luxurycollection.com
Mobile number: +9659 987 1782

Alternative accommodation hotel, 1/3 the price of the Sheraton Hotel (about 100USD), and within a walking distance from the Sheraton Hotel, will be Swiss-Belhotel Plaza
Contact Mr. Mohammad Jawhar at  fomsbpk@swiss-belhotel.com
Mobile number:+9659 092 2315
Please mention that you are after the special rate as you are coming for the Halal conference.

For further enquiries please contact Dr Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi, mazeedi@hotmail.com Mobile: +9659 749 8500