So some halal products are more halal than others?
YOURSAY | ‘Let’s divide Malaysians further, a wonderful plan – this is just what we need now.’
Anonymous 2405561458171517: Does Islam divide halal into halal Muslim-only products and halal non-Muslim-only products? If a product fulfills the hukum for halal, it is halal. What is important is halalan toyyiban and less of the party that made the halal product.
Myrights: In Malaysia, we have products that are halal but some are more halal than others.
Then there are Malaysians but some are more Malaysian than others.
It reminds me of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ story. Malaysia, the country where everything is possible.
Appum: I wonder if these ‘halal people’ realise how ridiculous they portray themselves to be.
They issue the halal certificates, yet they doubt the ‘halal-ness’ of the certificates they issue. So they have to separate them: one is more halal than the other!
Of course we also know that there is money to be made on the side. That’s not very halal, is it?
AB Sulaiman: Oh yes, sure. But don’t stop there. Make sure the funding of the producing company is Islamic, that it adheres to Muslim management, its workers wear Islamic dress codes. That it uses Muslim-made machines with Muslim-produced alloys, pack them in Muslim-made plastics and boxes, transports them in Muslim-made lorries or other vehicles.
Paul Warren: Patently obvious about how grudgingly non-Muslims are accepted in a Muslim community. Every mechanism in the book to sidestep them, they take. That this can be harmful to the overall economy does not seem to matter.
The fact is the Muslim-owned food industry mainly serves local markets. So what if the export market also demands this other certificate? Are the non-Muslims supposed to close shop or sell out to Muslims then? Or do the Ali Babas take over?
What is most demeaning is the suggestion that non-Muslim-produced food products run the risk of contamination. But Muslim-produced don’t. That is bull and they know it.
They know the trouble and cost non-Muslim food companies undertake to ensure their certifications are not jeopardised. Sorry, but what I see is pure greed here. Nothing Islamic.
Hardboiled: The point of this endeavour is just to tell Muslims that you should only buy products made by Muslims. It is an Islamic institution that is now stating that a truly Islamic product can only be made by Muslims.
This is a dangerous trend towards segregation and extremism.