With many different type of people & businesses jumping on the “Halal” bandwagon these days, it’s important to have organizations such as HFSAA which are making a concerted effort to make sure that these businesses are being ethical and not just making “Halal” claims without any type of oversight. It’s a difficult job, but I and many other American Muslims appreciate their hard work and dedication to keep integrity in the Halal Food Business nationwide.
For the past several decades, the growth of the Halal food economy has been overwhelming. However, the supply of Halal authorization and authentication has not kept up with this growth, both in terms of quality as well as transparency. If the halal economy is to succeed, it needs to have a firm foundation upon which to rest its values. Halal Advocates provides a much-needed role in ensuring that Halal customers are not being shortchanged in their pursuit of values-based consumerism.
….A more efficient way of protecting the consumer is to have an outside certifying body to ensure a proper standard is upheld. At that point, it’s the consumer’s choice on whether to buy certified halal meat or meat which is not clearly labeled. The important thing is that the choice lies with the consumer to satisfy the Quranic injunction of ‘mutual consent’ in transactions. Halal Advocates is an organization which is working towards this fair trade through establishing standards and clear labeling.
The work of organizations such as Halal Advocates is of immense help to the modern Muslim who is trying his or her best to properly implement the laws of Allah, Most High. Do check the sources of your income. Do make sure you only feed your body with what is rigorously halal, pure and untainted with the disobedience of God for ultimately it affects your soul.