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Taiwan promotes halal industries to attract Indonesian muslim consumers

SHAFAQNA- Taiwan is promoting its halal industries to attract more global Muslim consumers, including from Indonesia, to use their products and visit the island nation as a Muslim-friendly tourist destination, an official stated. "There…

All medicines, vaccines halal

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SHAFAQNA- All medicines and vaccines given to patients in Malaysia are halal, the Health Ministry said. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said claims made by certain quarters that medicines and vaccines provided by the ministry…

Schools' Halal Meat Ban Put on Hold in Britain

SHAFAQNA - A move to ban meat from non-stunned animals across schools in Lancashire, Britain, has been halted after Muslim leaders raised concerns it would create community tensions. Lancashire County Council made the decision to stop using…

French Court Rules Halal Supermarket to Be Closed Down after Refusing to Sell Pork, Alcohol

SHAFAQNA- The court of Nanterre ruled a halal supermarket in the Colombes suburb of Paris to be closed down and its rental lease to be canceled after it failed to heed warnings that it must "sell pork and alcohol products."  The supermarket…

France orders halal supermarket shut for not selling pork and alcohol

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SHAFAQNA - France has ordered a halal supermarket in Paris to close because it does not sell pork or wine. The Good Price mini-market in Colombes did not comply with the conditions of its lease, which stated the shop must act as a "general…

Istanbul to host Halal expo, world halal summit

SHAFAQNA - The World Halal Summit Istanbul (WHSI) and the 5th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo are set to begin on Nov. 23 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ministers and representatives from 57 countries will attend the summit and expo.More…

Japanese Firms Keen to Tap Into Halal Market

SHAFAQNA- Japanese companies active in food, cosmetics, logistics, transportation and storage are keen to tap the Malaysian market in a drive to appeal to Muslim customers globally, Yoshimi Gunji, the head of SMBC’s Malaysia operations…

Chinese firms eye stronger share in lucrative Halal market

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SHAFAQNA - Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition Centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates. "This is dry beef, beef snacks," said Dai, general manager of Anhui Central Asia Food…

Canada Halal Food Festival Takes Muslims Back in Time

SHAFAQNA- The Halal Food Festival Toronto, North America’s biggest halal fair, took Muslim visitors back in time to see their achievements and contributions in the Canadian society. Over the course of two days, more than 35,000 people…

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA - For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA- For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Common Halal and non-halal Sea foods

SHAFAQNA- Common Halal and non-halal Sea foods "Eat any fish that has scales, and do not eat what does not have scales." (Imam Baqir a.s) [al-Kolayni, al-Kaafi, vol.6 p. 219] Halal Sea Foods List:   Anchovies Barramundi Bass Carp…

Halal chocolate takes off as sweet-tooth Muslims want their fix

SHAFAQNA - Muslim countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and a small nation in Asia is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws. Malaysia…

Muslim man sues Little Caesars, claiming 'halal' pizza was a lie

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million after he says he was served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law. The complaint says Mohamad Bazzi of Dearborn ordered halal…

5th Halal food fest in Toronto

SHAFAQNA - The largest Halal food festival in North America “Halal Food Fest” returns to Toronto for 5th year and expects over 30,000 visitors on July 15 and 16 atThe International Centre. A lot of food festivals don’t survive early success.…

First Halal Hotel in Malaysia

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SHAFAQNA- Halal means permissible under Islamic Sharia law, and can refer to both goods and services. Practicing Muslims account for more than 60% of Malaysia's population, and halal tourism is a growing and lucrative industry, attracting…

Japan’s Royal Holdings to Expand Halal Food Offerings

SHAFAQNA- Restaurant chain operator Royal Holdings in Japan plans to broaden its halal food menu and step up sales of such fare at exhibition halls and college cafeterias. In addition, the Japanese company plans to sell frozen lunches…

President Rouhani: "Halal Tourism in Iran can turn into a global brand"

SHAFAQNA - Halal tourism is a subcategory of tourism which is geared towards Muslim families who abide by rules of Islam. The hotels in such destinations do not serve alcohol and have separate swimming pools and spa facilities for men and women. President…

Malaysia Halal exhibit set to kick off on April 5

SHAFAQNA - Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), scheduled for April 5-8, will highlight all aspects of Islamic life. The halal concept goes beyond food items to cover fields like tourism, Islamic fashion, music, banking and arts,…

The Harmful effects of Pork on the Health of a person

SHAFAQNA- Question: What is the harm in eating pork, that Islam has prohibited it, whereas Christians consume it with delight? Answer: The present age has realized that pork has many unimaginable dangerous effects. One who eats pork is affected…

Companies Are Making Cosmetics Halal for the Growing Muslim Population

SHAFAQNA - In a visit this fall to BASF’s factory in Dusseldorf, Germany, Abdullah Hito inspected production lines and met with managers to discuss ingredients for soaps, shampoos, and conditioners. Hito isn’t an engineer or a health department…

World Halal Summit Kicks Off in Istanbul

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Thafier Najjaar, president of the World Halal Council, said Muslims should consume halal food according to the orders of Allah. Halal is defined as something being "legitimate according to Islam”. "We should be careful…

Halal Food Becoming $20 Billion Industry in US

SHAFAQNA- The specially prepared meat is being embraced by some major supermarkets and 2016 is set to be a record year when it comes to sales. With Islamophobia on the rise in parts of the US, some hope halal food can provide a true taste…

Student push brings halal meat to dining halls

SHAFAQNA- Hagar Kenawy ’17 sat comfortably at a large round table smack dab in the middle of Marquis after a long, chilly day. Around her, friends sat contentedly, making jokes about the day’s affairs, laughing boisterously and digging…

Malaysian new halal logo only for Muslim-made products

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SHAFAQNA- The halal logo is seen on eggs. Ikiam and Risda said they will launch a new halal logo specifically for products produced by Muslims. ― Picture via Facebook/Jakim IPOH, Sept 24 — The Malaysia Institute of International Islamic…

Halal food became a $20 billion hit in US

SHAFAQNA- Halal food was gaining immense popularity in the USA, according to a report. The report stated that not only it was popular among fast-growing Muslim population, non-Muslims were also embracing it. The report said that halal…

The Verdict about Intoxicants in Islam

SHAFAQNA- Introduction They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and their sin is greater than their profit. And they ask you as to what they should spend. Say:…

7th Halal Expo 2016 Exhibition Opens in Moscow

SHAFAQNA- The 7th Moscow international exhibition-forum Moscow Halal Expo-2016 opened in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow. The purpose of the exhibition is the development of Russian brands and halal services, attraction…