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Informing, documentation and educating.
Presenting and teaching.
Founded in 2015 to impact the emerging halal market place. Halal Certification Services USA is meant to be a focal point for the American industry striving to cater to halal market needs.
What is Halal?
When we go through what is lawful and permitted to humans, we evidently come across the words “Halal” and “Good”. Halal (حَلاَلً , ḥalāl , Halaal) is an Arabic term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is widely used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia).
Interestingly nowhere in quran does it state that it is permissible only for muslims, rather all human-beings are invited to eat food which is halal (permissible, lawful), pure and good for health. That means it is hygienically and toxicologically free from all sorts of hazardous agents, and hence is good and safe for consumption.
What is Haram?
Haram (Arabic: حرام) (often Haraam) is an Arabic term meaning "forbidden". Haram is anything that is prohibited by the faith. Its antonym is halal. The religious term haram can be applied to: Certain foodstuffs or food ingredients, such as alcohol or pork and also to foods, objects and people that would normally be halaal but which were tarnished in some or other way, for example meat slaughtered in a non-permitted way Certain behaviours, such as adultery or abuse, abstention in the general elections Certain objects Haram also applies to ill-gotten wealth obtained through sin. Examples include money earned through cheating, stealing, corruption, murder or any means that involves harm to another human being. It is prohibited in Islam for a true Muslim to profit from such Haram actions. Any believer who benefits from or lives off wealth obtained through Haram is not a Muslim.
A recognized Islamic institutional authority should take all responsibilities for halal certification services. The institution itself nominates competent persons, who supervise and conduct audit of the factory, production sites, and production lines as well as monitoring all incoming raw materials periodically, as required. The product, production line and/or factory must be supervised, audited and a rapport is furnished by the competent auditors of the institutional authority certifying (i.e. the Islamic Centre, a mosque). The certifying authority issues the requested “halal certificate,” after studying and discussing the rapport of Auditor, when all necessary halal requirements are fulfilled. Halal Certificate is a religious verdict (Fatwa). A Halal certificate must always accompany all animal raw materials. The certificate should be issued to the slaughterhouse, on the spot, at the request of a responsible person by a local Islamic institutional authority (an Islamic Centre or a mosque), which is authorized and legalized accordingly. For the production of pure halal food products (for new production factory) a Halal conforming production line should be installed. A complete separation of the Halal line or parts of the factory is necessary to cope with requirements depending on the situation. The line should be audited and certified periodically through a competent person from an authorized Islamic institutional office. The safety and quality conditions of production processes should be strictly controlled. Any cross-contamination should be strictly avoided.
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