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What is shahada?
The word shahada means to testify or bear wear witness. While shahada is commonly understood as the first pillar of faith in Islam, it literally can be can be used to describe an individual’s statement of witness in any matter. In matters of Islamic faith only shahada given by a practising Muslim is considered valid.
A fatwa is an Islamic legal declaration, issued by an expert in religious law (mufti), pertaining to a specific issue, usually at the request of an individual or judge to resolve an issue where Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), is unclear. Typically, such uncertainties arise as Muslim society works to address new issues – issues that develop as technology and society advance. Fatwa might be compared to the legal ruling of secular courts, depending on the authority of the mufti behind it. However, a fatwa is not binding as is the verdict of the secular courts; while correct and applicable to all members of the Muslim faith, the fatwa is optional for the individual to respect or not.
Halal Certification is the process of having a qualified independent third party, supervise the production of consumables, attesting that they were produced in conformity with the preparation and ingredient standards of the Halal lifestyle. After successful adoption and performance of Halal productivity procedures, the supervisory third party then issues Halal Certificate (Shahada) to the producer attesting to Halal conformity on a per product basis. While Halal requires foods to be wholesome and pureHalal Certification has left the issue of food safety to the government regulatory bodies.
Halal FreedomThe term Halal Freedom (#HalalFreedom) was coined by Amir Mohammad in 14th, January 2011 to safeguard the basics of Halal as defined in Quran and Hadith. A product complying with Halal Freedom will not be rejected by any school of fiqh or the Halal consumers.Halal Freedom Guarantees:
- Freedom from animal abuse or animal cruelty.
- Freedom from pork contamination.
- Freedom from alcohol.
- Freedom from stunning by any means.
- Freedom from mechanical slaughter, audio played tasmiyah or sacred blade.
- Freedom from Halalification of Haram ingredients through Istehala.
No, HAIP does not certify these outlets, however certain outlets/restaurants may source their ingredients/meat/chicken from a source certified by us. But it is highly recommended that you enquire before you decide to eat at these outlets.
HAIP is purely based on the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sahih Hadiths.
Yes, all slaughter is done manually (hand slaughter without any stunning) by Muslim slaughter-man/men whilst Bismillahi-Allahu Akbar is recited. Please refer to our Zabiha Method for more information.Click here to download.
Any company is eligible to get Halal certification as long as they can demonstrate compliance to the HAIP state.
HAIP approval is granted following an onsite audit against the HAIP standard where compliance to the standard is demonstrated.
Cost of Halal certification will depend on the number of products and processes involved. For an estimated cost please complete the online Halal application form.
Halal certificate once issued is valid for 1 year. Unannounced visits are undertaken during the validity of the certificate.
As HAIP is principally based on shahada of a Muslim, the Halal auditor must be Muslim. The role of Halal auditor is to conduct Halal audits, to assess and verify that all manufacturing process and products in certification scope are complying with the requirements of the HAIP. HAIP does not allow Halal audits to be conducted by a non-Muslims auditor. In addition he/she must possess any necessary qualifications or experience that would enable him/her to do his/her job credibly. All HAIP are has all our inhouse, trained and professional Halal Auditors.
A Halal slaughter man must be a practicing Muslim possessing taqwa and ethics. In addition he must possess necessary experience/ licensing etc required as per the law of the land.
HAIP Zabiha method can be found at below linkhttp://www.halalassure-ip.co.uk/halal-slaughter-zabiha/Or Please click here to download