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O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and pure in the earth.

al-Baqarah, 2:168


A project of Minhaj-ul-Quran International

The Minhaj Halal Certification (MHC) is associated with Minhaj-ul-Quran International and aimed at providing credible professional certification, training and Halal awareness services that directly contribute towards the growth and sustenance of the rapidly expanding global Halal Industry. With a skilled and recognized team of Shariah scholars and Food Science scholars, MHC is striving to become an Institution by Choice for Halal.


Basic and comprehensive introduction

The meaning of the word Halal is: “Permitted, allowed, authorised, approved, sanctioned, lawful, legal, legitimate or licit”.

When used in relation to products in any form whatsoever it means that it is permitted and fit for consumption by Muslims and Haram means that it is neither permitted nor fit for consumption by Muslims.

A product is considered Halal if as a whole and in part it is:

  • Free of, and not containing any substance or ingredient, taken or extracted from a Haram animal or ingredient.
  • Made, processed, produced, manufactured and/or stored by using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that has been cleansed according to Islamic injunctions and jurisprudence.
  • Must never have come into contact with, touch or be close to a Haram substance during preparation, making, production, manufacturing, processing and/or storage at any time at any stage.


Basic and comprehensive introduction

The meaning of ‘Haram” is the opposite of Halal. i.e. not permitted etc.

  • A product is considered Haram if it comes into contact with or as a whole or in part contains a Haram element, some of which are narrated hereunder.
  • Animals not slaughtered in a Halal manner.
  • Animals declared Haram by Islam such as Pigs, dogs or carnivores.
  • Dead animal due to any reason other than permissible such as:
    •  Strangulation
    • a blow to the head (as in clubbing)
    • a headlong fall
    • natural causes (carrion)
    • being gored or attacked by another animal
  • Animals having protruding canine teeth such as monkeys, cats, and lions.
  • Amphibious animals such as frogs and crocodiles.
  • Undesirable insects such as worms, flies and cockroaches.
  • Birds of prey with talons such as owls and eagles.
  • Alcohol, harmful substances, poisonous and intoxicating plants or drinks.

To be the trustworthy partner in the Halal Food Global Industry