Chicken Imported From Abroad

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Thursday 24th August 2023 / 8 Safar 1445H

Chicken Imported From Abroad

I have touched upon the subject of consuming genuine Ḥalāl products on a number of occasions. The UK Ḥalāl market is flooded with products from so many countries that it is virtually impossible to keep track of genuine Ḥalāl products.

Ḥalāl food has been an ongoing concern since the arrival of the Muslims in the UK. A major breakthrough was the formation of the ‘Ḥalāl Monitoring Committee‘, famously known as HMC. What I fail to understand is why are there still so many outlets in our towns and cities which are not HMC certified?

Are we Muslims not concerned one little bit about what and where we and our children consume? I was prompted to write this message after one of my readers sent me a label from a box of chickens, which he stumbled over outside a very popular takeaway here in Blackburn.

The chickens were produced in France and packed in Belgium and just had the word ‘Ḥalāl’ written on the box. Shocking! Is this what we and our children are consuming? Come on brothers and sisters, over 200 employees at the HMC work tirelessly to ensure 7 Ḥalāl products are available to you at your outlets.

They may cost a little bit more than the non-HMC products, but at least you will have peace of mind. So let’s give it one more big push. Request your local shopkeeper to become HMC certified. Keep at him until he registers. Remember the famous saying: ‘You are what you eat’. Please let this message of mine go viral.

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والسلام Hanif Dudhwala