Officially recognised Halal Products
To: Muslims worldwide
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Petition to Internationally recognise the Halal Trademark that guarantees a product which complies with the Islamic Sacred Law (the Shariah)
Asalamu Alaykum. (Peace be onto you In the Name of Allah)
The Holy Quran (2:168)
“O you people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good…”
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted, for Muslims. Eating Halal is obligatory on every Muslim. The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means prohibited. The terms Halal and Haram will be used strictly to describe food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, and food contact materials. Another term to remember is called Mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable.
There are currently over two million Muslims in Great Britain, who should all be buying Halal products
Alhumdulillah (All praise be to Allah), Islam is presently the fastest growing religion with over 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide, (approximately 20\% of the world’s population). We should be able to buy Halal products with ease.
Throughout the UK, USA, Europe, Asia and the rest off the world there are numerous Muslim organisations writing to thousands of manufacturers, trying to ascertain whether or not certain products are Halal.
Up until now there has not been anything that the consumer can easily recognise to distinguish Halal products.
Thousands of Mosques across every country have tried to compile their own lists of products. This has resulted in a dilemma for the confused Muslim consumer as Haram products have been bought by mistake.
The time has now come for national and international governments to recognise the Halal Trademark that can then be recognised by manufacturers and consumers alike.
Halal is a vitally essential requirement of our faith and the Halal Trademark Symbol has been designed as a simple and effective way of enabling us, the consumers, to instantly recognise which products are Halal, such as Foods, Drinks, Catering products, Household goods, Cosmetics, Toiletries, Perfumery, Pharmaceuticals, Meat and Poultry.
As Muslims we are a large consumer power and should demand from manufacturers the Halal Symbol, which is our only trusted guarantee.
If the Vegetarians can benefit from the Vegetarian Symbol, then why can’t Muslims insist on a Halal Symbol? All Vegetarian products are not necessarily Halal; they may be animal free, but sometimes not alcohol free. Therefore, this is no surety that foods suitable for Vegetarian or Vegan consumption are also suitable for Muslims!
This further increases the importance for having a Symbol with which a Muslim consumer can identify, and feel secure of its authenticity and of it’s being strictly Halal.
In order for manufacturers to display the Halal Symbol, they will have to abide by very strict guidelines, laid down by Ulemas (Scholars), Muftis (Jurists) and Food Experts. However, this will not mean that the consumer has to pay more for Halal goods.
We need your “Urgent Support” to ensure that this most fundamental part of our faith is upheld. Together we can make it work and we will succeed Insha-Allah! (With the Will of Allah)
Help us by signing the petition. Which will then be taken forward to officially recognise the Halal Trademark within each individual country.
Please help this aim with your duuas and your active participation, by signing this petition.
May Allah reward you all for your efforts and time!
More information can be obtained from the following sites.
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- أغسطس 26, 2008 / 6:07 ص