Under the Auspices of
Minister of Justice and
of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in the State of Kuwait
H.E. Shereedah Abdullah Al-Moasherji
The Second Gulf Conference on
Halal Industry and its Services
Entitled “Towards the Effective Management of the Halal Industry”
10-12 Rabi’ Al-Awal 1434 Hijri
22 – 24 January 2013
Crown Plaza Hotel*, Farwaniyah, State of Kuwait
Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
PAI, GSO, SFDA, WAMY, LPPOM MUI, IIHA, UPM, UMS, UQ, HMC, IFANCA, ASIDCOM, GIMDES, HFFIA, FIANZ, IHIA, WHC, SANHA and HC.
One of the finest blessings and graces Allah bestowed upon His servants is that he provided them with the bounties of earth and permitted them to eat and benefit from it. He forbade them of the bad and whatever that may cause them harm. Allah has made these items clear and distinct in order for them to evade. Allah Almighty says: “ … and make lawful to them the good things of life and forbid them the bad things” (Al-A’araf: 157).
It is without doubt that Tayyib food has a material and spiritual impact on mankind, their behavior, livelihood of their hearts and acceptance of their supplication. On the opposite side, non-Tayyib food has a harmful effect. Abu Huraira (رضي الله عنه) narrated: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “O people, verily, Allah is pure and He accepts only what is pure (Tayyib). Verily, Allah has commanded the believers with that which He commanded His Messengers. He said: O Messengers, eat from good things and work righteousness, for indeed I am knowing of what you do (Al-Mu’minoon:51); and He said: O you who believe, eat from good things with which We have provided you (Al-Baqarah:172).” Then he mentioned the case of a man who, having traveled very far, becomes disheveled and dusty and he raises his hands to the sky, saying, “O Lord! O Lord!” while his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothing is unlawful, and he is nourished with the unlawful, so how can he be answered?, reported by Imam Muslim.
Having established that, Muslims pursuit whether the food they eat or the things they use are Halal or not is a religious duty confirmed positively ordained by Sharia teachings.
With the passing of time, besides the progress of industrial development, humanly material ambitions and desires to make quick profits, the products and services from the Halal industry became a serious concern to many Muslims worldwide. The increasing number of consumable products that failed to comply with the Sharia requirements and regulations for production of Halal food, medicine or cosmetic products has contributed to this concern dramatically.
As such, there has been a pressing and urgent need to develop the Halal product manufacturing tools, to develop its services, and above all, to establish a supervisory authority which controls such products in accordance with certain regulations and standards. This would assure the Halal and safety status of manufacturing and production outputs from the primary sources to the consumer are met, and that no Halal product can be considered for certification until it is approved by the competent international supervisory authority.
Further to the recommendation of the First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services, held in the State of Kuwait from 24 to 26 January 2011, and the recommendations of the First Gulf Workshop on Halal Industry and its Services, held also in the State of Kuwait from 27 to 28 March 2012, this Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services is generally aimed at the enhancement of an effective management of Halal control.
This initiative will not only provide business opportunities to the investors and manufacturers but will also recover consumer confidence in Halal products traded in the markets of the Islamic communities.
We pray to Allah the Almighty to guide us to what He likes and what satisfies Him, to guide us towards the righteous statements and deeds and to guide us to the welfare and interest of Islam and Muslims.
- To gather specialized human and technical resources to study the current status of the control of Halal.
- To suggest practical solutions to overcome the obstacles facing the Halal industry.
- To assess the wrong accreditation practices of Halal certificates.
- To set a future concept for Halal model that suits Islamic countries.
- To increase awareness and necessary training to the Halal products and services.
- First Day
Tuesday, 10 Rabi’ Al-Awal 1434 Hijri corresponding to 22 January 2013
16:15 – 16:20Quran Recital16:25 – 17:25Opening Remarks
- H.E. Shereedah Abdullah Al-Moasherji, Minister of Justice and of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait.
- Dr. Naji Mohamed Al-Mutairi, Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), State of Kuwait.
- Dr. Adel Abdullah Al-Falah, Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the Conference, Undersecretary, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait.
- Dr. Saleh Hussain Al-Aayed, Secretary General, International Islamic Halal Authority (IIHA), Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia.
17:30 – 18:00Maghrib Prayer18:05 – 18:30Exhibition and the Registration of World Wide Halal Certification Bodies.18:35 – 19:05Isha’ Prayer19:10 – 20:00First Discussion Session:
Discussing the Formulation of the Suggested World Wide Halal Model
Chairman: Assoc. Prof. Mariam Abdul Latif, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
- Second Day
Wednesday, 11 Rabi’ Al-Awal 1434 Hijri corresponding to 23 January 2013
Session OneFirst ThemeStudy of the Current Status of Halal Industry and its Services
Chairman: Dr. Misfer Al-Qahtani, Member of legitimacy Committee and Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Assembly for Muslim Youth, Saudi Arabia.8:35 – 8:55
Islam and Animal Welfare: Reality of Animal Treatment During Transportation and Slaughtering Compared to the Islamic Sharia
Speaker: Prof. Hassan Al-Aidaros, Professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, World Organization for Animal Health, France.9:05 – 9:25
Comparative Study Between Halal International Models. The Requirements of Accreditation and Certification Bodies in Importing Countries.
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Mariam Abdul Latif, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.9:35 – 9:55
The Current Status of the Primary Ingredients in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics
Speaker: Ms. Aida Kader Ghanem, Researcher, Islamic Fiqh Legislation and its Fundamentals, Al-Quds University, Palestine.10:05 – 10:35
Break Session TwoSecond Theme
Practical Solutions to Overcome the Obstacles Facing Halal Industry and its Services
Chairman: Dr. Zohair Mulla, Advisor, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), Saudi Arabia.10:45 – 11:05
Strengthening the Halal Food Model
Speaker: Dr. Mian Nadeem Riaz, Director, Food Protein R & D Center, Texas A&M University, America.11:15 – 11:35
Traceability in Halal Products: A New Challenge and a Necessity in Halal Model
Speaker: Mr. Abdul Qayyoem Boedhoe, General Director, HFFIA, Netherland.11:45 – 12:05
Critical Control Points in Halal Food Products: A Missing Element in Halal Model
Speaker: Dr. Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Lecturer, State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia.12:15 – 13:15
Dhuhr (Noon) Prayer and Break13:30 – 14:30
Second Discussion Session:
Direct Dialogue Between Meat Traders, Meat Manufacturers and the Supervisory Bodies of Foods in GCC Countries to Develop an Effective Management for the Halal Industry
Chairman: Eng. Fahad Sahab Al-Mutairi, Assistant Undersecretary and Deputy Director General for Standards and Industrial Services Affairs, PAI, State of Kuwait.
- Third Day
Thursday, 12 Rabi’ Al-Awal 1434 Hijri corresponding to 24 January 2013
Session ThreeSecond Theme (Cont.)Practical Solutions to Overcome the Obstacles Facing Halal Industry and its Services (Cont.)
Chairman: Eng. Mahmoud Mohamed Tatari, Director, Halal Control, Germany.8:35 – 8:55
Security Factor as a Necessity in the Halal Model
A Scientific Paper in Association with Prof. Amir Zaidan, Professor, Islamic Studies and Activist in Halal, Austria.
Speaker: Sheikh Zubair Butt, Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC), United Kingdom.09:05 – 09:25
The Necessity of Laboratory Analysis to Verify the Authenticity of Halal Products
Speaker: Dr. Shuhaimi Mustafa, Deputy Director, Putra University, Malaysia.09:35 – 09:55
The Halal Industry: Obstacles and Solutions
Speaker: Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Qurashi, Deputy Chairman of the Grand Scholars, Commission, Department of Islamic Affairs and Charities, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.10:05 – 10:35Break Session FourThird Theme
Chairman: Mr. Darhim Dali Hashim, Executive Manager, International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd. (IHIA), Malaysia.
10:45 – 11:05
Future Integral Vision to Achieve Halal by the Muslim World League, Holy Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Speaker: Dr. Saleh Hussain Al-Aayed, Secretary General, International Islamic Halal Authority (IIHA), Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia.
11:15 – 11:35
The Industrial Future Vision of Halal Model
Speaker: Mr. Lukmanul Hakim, Director, Assessment Institute for Food, Drug and Cosmetic, The Indonesian Council of Ulama(LPPOM MUI), Indonesia.
11:45 – 12:05
The Suggested Halal Model
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Mariam Abdul Latif, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
12:15 – 13:15
Dhuhr (Noon) Prayer and Break
13:30 – 14:30
Third Discussion Session:
Approving of the Suggested World Wide Halal Model
Chairman: Assoc. Prof. Mariam Abdul Latif, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
14:40 – 16:05
Asr (Noon) Prayer and Break
16:15 – 17:15
Resolutions of the Conference and Award of Certificates to Halal Lead Auditors
Speakers: Dr. Adel Abdullah Al Falah, Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the Conference, Undersecretary, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait.
Sheikh Turki Essa Al-Mutairy, Head of the Ifta Department, Head of the Scientific Committee, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, State of Kuwait.
*For hotel reservations at the Crown Plaza and visa for staying at the Crown Plaza must be through:
- Mrs. Itedal Al-Bakri email: etidal.bakri@Ihg.com Mobile: 0096596961416
For booth reservation must be through:
- Mr. Ahmed Al-Barbary email: email@example.com Mobile: 0096597298910
For any further information please contact:
- Dr. Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 0096597498500
Halal Certification Bodies (HCBs) who are interested in registering themselves in the state of Kuwait they must submit 5 envelopes containing the following:
1) Brochure of the Halal certification body (HCB)
2) qualifications of the president and working members of the HCB
3) the Halal system of the HCB
4) sample of the official Halal certificates used
5) copy of the Halal seals used
6) copy of the signatures of approved Halal supervisors and slaughtermen normally sign Halal certificates
7) any formal recognitions by other organization that the HCB had obtained from any other organizations
8) website address of the HCB, and
9) means of contacts with president and working members of the HCB (phone, e-mail address).
For the registration, please contact Dr. Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi