The Challenge Of Upholding The Sanctity Of Halal In The Era Of Globalization.
Islamic set rule and law on all yarn matter in touch of human action.Objective of Islamic law was to protect human benefitto living in world or afterworld or both. To realise the objective, Allah didoutline for human being what is good and bad, Halal and Haram whichshould emphasized by man. Halal refers to that which the Creator has madelawful. God’s word, which means:
“So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah has provided for you. And be grateful for the Graces of Allah, if it is HeWhom you worship.”
(Surah 16: 114). Halal means permitted andrecommended by the Islamic law. Haram is the opposite, meaning unlawfuland refers to what is forbidden. These two parameters have been designedfor health, safety and benefit of all mankind regardless of age, faith andculture. In the Holy Quran, God commands Muslims and all of mankind to eatof the Halal things: “
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on theearth, and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily, he is to you anopen enemy.”
(Surah 2: 168). Stating that all things are originallywholesome, Halal is a guideline to distinguish from harmful, intoxicating or,otherwise, Haram goods. Non-Halal or Haram goods are thus prohibited orstrictly forbidden to Muslims.