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OIC countries seek to be dependent on their own halal vaccines

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are forging a way to become self-reliant on vaccines and medicines to the Islamic nations as representatives of their respective heads of national medicine regulatory authorities are meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the first time.

Malaysia’s halal export value may hit RM50b mark this year: HDC

Malaysia’s halal exports may hit RM50 billion mark this year, earlier than 2020 target on stronger demand, unfazed by the global trade slowdown, Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) said.
This will be at least 11 per cent growth from last year’s RM45 billion, higher than 2.6 per cent growth from 2016 to 2017 and Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) year-end growth target of 10 per cent.
The export value currently stood at RM20 billion this year.

Word Find puzzle

Source : / 18 Dec 2013

Find the words listed below in the Word Find puzzle. Words can be going up and down, sideways, across, or backwards.

When you’re done, put together the leftover letters to find the hidden message.


Is eating insects lawful?

Source : / 3 Oct 2013


I have a question about the permissibility of eating insects. Recently, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, has come out with a report which states that there are several insects which are nutritious and can be eaten. It says edible insects can fight malnutrition. They have, for example made edible biscuits from termites, etc. What is the Islamic ruling on this? Which ones are halal? Which ones are makruh? Which ones are haram?


Halal business - Consuming passions

Source : The Economist | 28 May 2013

The Halal industry to the world’s 1.8 billion Muslim shoppers, is a market likely to grow by 35% by 2030. But stereotypes of joyless zealotry are as misleading as the idea that the Muslim market involves only interest-free finance and hand-slaughtered meat. Sharia law forbids meat such as pork and birds of prey, plus blood and carrion.


First international fair of halal industry in Sarajevo in May.

Source : Sarajevo Times | 06 Apr 2013

First fair of halal industry “Sahaf” will be held in Sarajevo from 15-17 May. It will gather representatives from this industry from the countries in Southeast Europe and throughout the world.

Member of the supervisory board of “Sahaf” Amel Kovačević said that the goal of the fair is to promote halal products and services to consumers in the region, and to create a business opportunity to the halal industry in traditional halal markets around the world.


Tourism sector to employ 462,000

By Abdul Hannan Tago / 2 Apr 2013

The number of jobs in the tourism sector will be boosted to more than 462,000, said Economy and Planning Minister of Saudi Arabia - Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Jasser.

The plan focuses on increasing employment opportunities for Saudis in the tourism sector.


Taiwan aiming to attract more Muslim tourists

By Elaine Hou / 27 Mar 2013

Taiwan is working to attract more Muslim tourists as part of its efforts to expand its tourism, the Tourism Bureau said Monday at a briefing by Muslim travel market experts.

Last year, the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Taiwan reached a record high of 7.3 million, but the percentage of Muslim tourists remained small, said Eric Lin, director of the bureau’s international affairs division.


Spain Muslims Introduce Halal Culture

Source : OnIslam / 12 Mar 2013 

The seminar aims to help Muslims get due information about halal concept, its fields of application, standards, difficulties and developments in the market.

“The Halal Institute continues working, with this line of training and dissemination of the Halal concept, towards the normalization and social integration of the Muslim community, as well as improving their access to Halal food and services,” the release said.


Dubai aims to be hub of Islamic economy

By Mustafa Alrawi / 14 Jan 2013

Dubai officials yesterday unveiled its Ruler’s vision for the emirate to become the “global capital” of the Islamic economy, as it looks to boost exposure to an industry valued at trillions of dollars and further diversify its economic base.

The wide-ranging initiative will include a Sharia council to oversee standards in Islamic finance, an arbitration centre to resolve disputes in Islamic contracts, and a drive to boost production of halal food within Dubai.


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