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@ Halal | MAY-JUNE . 2023


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Malaysia ’ s organic halal growth

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SEEKING what is halal or permissible according to Islamic law is crucial for Muslims . It is not just a personal choice but a religious obligation deeply rooted in faith and devotion . As Malaysians , we are fortunate to witness the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia ’ s ( JAKIM ) unwavering dedication to ensuring transparency and integrity in all halal-related matters within our country . It is truly remarkable to see Malaysia ’ s halal industry grow organically .

JAKIM ’ s swift and decisive actions in addressing any viral halal issues that arise on the Internet reflect their unwavering commitment to preventing potential harm and safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders . By responding promptly , JAKIM reinforces its effectiveness as the regulatory agency entrusted with upholding the sanctity of halal .
Therefore , once a business obtains halal certification , it must not underestimate the significance of this endorsement . Compliance with the established halal manuals and standards goes beyond mere legal requirements ; it is a moral obligation .
Businesses must recognise their responsibility in upholding these standards and continuously strive for excellence in providing halal products and services to consumers .
As proud Malaysians , we are responsible for appreciating and supporting the efforts of JAKIM and other critical stakeholders in the halal industry . Their unwavering commitment to upholding halal integrity contributes significantly to Malaysia ’ s global reputation and branding as a leader in halal practices .
If we , as locals , do not champion our homegrown halal branding , who else will ?
By acknowledging and supporting the endeavours of JAKIM and other essential players in the halal industry , we actively contribute to preserving and promoting this vital sector , which is pivotal in our nation ’ s economy and cultural heritage .
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