Held in Kuala Lumpur (KL) Malaysia in April this year on the theme ‘Global Food Security – a halal perspective’, the World Halal Conference (WHC) touched on a number of important issues pertaining to the halal industry. The WHC provided a unified platform for discussion regarding the future outlook of the industry such as working towards enhancing international growth and development. The halal industry has now diversified and is no longer limited to just food items. It now covers a range of areas that affect the day to day lives

There is a growing awareness among Muslims that Halal certifications are not just limited to foods. Now more and more, savvy modern Muslims are incorporating and embracing the halal lifestyle into their day to day activities. This includes a range of lifestyle options ranging from holidays, to finance and banking, to cosmetics. As halal is a way of life, the Muslim consumer is making sure to incorporate it into every aspect of his or her life. This is also due to an increased awareness of product ingredients that are used

Traditionally, the term Halal – which means permissible in Arabic – covers food and drink. Nowadays, other goods and services are also certified as Halal, including cosmetics, clothing, tourism, financial services and pharmaceuticals. The concept of Halal vaccines is something that has been sought after and highly anticipated over the past few years by millions of Muslims worldwide. In early April 2014, a leading Malaysian corporation, working together with Saudi Arabian investors, announced plans to provide the world’s first Halal vaccines by 2017. A Saudi corporation will be investing $100

Halal foods are foods that are permitted under Islamic dietary guidelines. According to the Qu’ran, Muslims cannot consume Haraam food items such as pork, animals that are not slaughtered properly, blood, birds of prey and alcohol. Using alcohol in cooking is widely done in many types of dishes – however, for Muslims, cooking with alcohol is not an option. There are several good quality substitutes that are alcohol-free and are widely used to replace alcohol in recipes. Beer: To replace light beers, chicken broth, ginger ale or white grape juice

There’s nothing quite like jumping into a car and heading off into the sunset on an adventure. Better yet, why not make the car a convertible and let the wind blow through your hair (or hijab!) while you explore a new country, culture or cuisine? These are some of our favourite drives around the world, and there are lots of ways to make them halal friendly too. New Zealand: If you have the luxury of time on your side, spend a couple of weeks exploring New Zealand’s breathtakingly uniquescenery, from

Whether you’re looking for a romantic halal honeymoon, a muslim-friendly family holiday or just a quick getaway, there are several aspects to consider that can bring down the price. Asmaa shares some tips for how to get the best deal This is the most important rule of all: book early! If you have no choice but to travel during school holidays (when the airlines and hotels can double their prices) book as far in advance as possible. Unless you don’t mind being stuck in a 2* self-catering apartment in Lanzarote

Muslim travel is taking the global tourism by storm as more and more affluent Muslims take to exploring the world. Already popular tourist destinations have enjoyed an influx of Muslim travellers with countries like Malaysia and Indonesia as current firm favourites. However, more and more non-Muslim countries are homing in on the industry boom and catering to Muslims by offering Halal hotels and providing prayer rooms at their airports. According to recent studies that were conducted on this latest travel trend, Muslim travel is expanding rapidly. This is why more

Islamic holidays are a great way for Muslim travellers to experience the world, reflect on the beauty of God’s creation and to learn about different cultures and traditions. There are many countries, such as China, that respect Muslim traditions and provide Halal friendly holidays, ensuring a convenient visit for Islamic travellers. Holidaymakers will be able to travel to many destinations in the world and still have access to mosques and Halal food, while experiencing Muslim culture as well! China is a great destination for Islamic holidays. Boasting thousands of years

Halal friendly travel has made family holidays more interactive. Gone are the days when the mother would have to sit by on the beach while her children and husband frolicked in the sea. Now families can enjoy a halal trip where the facilities provided cater to Muslim requirements.  Halal, put simply, means that it is something that is allowed by Islamic Law. For Muslims, living by this is a way of life. This is why the Halal tourism industry has picked up so rapidly. Muslims enjoy the peace of mind

China is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world and as a travel destination has much to offer its visitors. The options are endless and one visit to the country will not do it justice. For a Muslim a China tour offers the opportunity to visit and experience the way of the forefathers with a tour of the Silk Route. It is an enlivening experience as you embrace the ways of the people, seeped in the traditions of their century’s old history. Of course a must visit

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