Question # 1:: What is halaal certification? >
Answer # 1:: Halal certification is a compliance of food product according to the Islamic sharia. It tells Muslims that they can lawfully consume a company’s products based on Islamic shariah principles and confirmed by Islamic shariah scholars. This provides consumer confidence and prevents any confusion about the halal status of a product.
Question # 2:: What are e-numbers? >
Answer # 2:: E-numbers are reference numbers used by the European Union to facilitate identification of food additives. These e-numbers represent specific food additives used by the food industry in the manufacture of various food products. These e- numbers have been formulated by the European Economic Community (exec) and are universally adopted by the food industry.
Question # 3:: What are the basic dietary laws of Islam? >
Answer # 3 :: The basic dietary laws of Islam are very clear.as outlined in the Qur’an, Muslims are forbidden to consume pork, alcohol, blood, meat dedicated to false gods and the meat of haram animals or halal animals slaughtered improperly.
Question # 4:: What are the suspected/doubtful sources of food? >
Answer # 4:: The following are the most doubtful sources of food: 1. Animals2. Alcohol
Question # 5:: Why Halaal certification is necessary in a Muslim country like Pakistan? >
Answer # 5 :: Muslim countries are importing many items of daily use or their ingredients from non-Muslim countries like USA, UK, china, etc. without proper information about their halal status. So when there is abundance of haram food in Muslim countries, a halal certificate is necessary therein.
Question # 6:: What are the basic conditions for the credibility of a halal certification? >
Answer # 6 :: Halaal certification is unique and it needs science-based research and analysis. And, after completion of source verification, the final authority would always be a qualified Islamic sharia scholar (mufti)