Halal foods: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

As the halal marketplace and industry matures, we are seeing more efforts to incorporate ethical values in halal products. And as American halal food consumers demand a deeper spiritual connection with their food and the processes by which they are produced, they have also demonstrated that they are willing to pay for them. [Read more…]

Food and culture: It’s not the halal you expected

Some allege that the increasing prevalance of halal foods in the West is a campaign to implement sharia law by stealth. But in reality, its an example of the kind of integration that everyone has been dreaming of. [Read more…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2010

It might not have been a very good year for Muslims around the world, but 2010 provided some doses of inspiration that could signal brighter days lie ahead. After digging into the details for the past 12 months, here is a closer look [Read more…]

Entrepreneur Adnan Durrani: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

Adnan Durrani, the “Chief Halal Officer” of new food manufacturer American Halal saw a market opportunity with more discerning Muslim consumers, and his line of Saffron Road-branded halal ready meals found success in the upscale Whole Foods Market chain. We speak to him to find out why. [Read more…]

Movie: "The Infidel": “The Infidel” finds a happy place

Some thought that David Baddiel and Omid Djilali’s new film The Infidel, opening today in the UK, would offend with its premise that a Muslim finds out he was born Jewish. But so far, Muslims love it – and you will too. [Read more…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2009

The year 2009 has brought with it stories from the Muslim world both good and bad.. though this year, things seemed particularly bleak. But being the optimistic types, we now present you with the good ones once again. [Read more…]