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NIHT Hosts Successful Global Conference

Author: NIHT Media

The NIHT held a very successful Halaal conference at the Silver Crescent Gardens on Thursday 20/11/2014. The theme was ‘Halaal in the modern world and its Impact’. The conference was held as part of the 25 year Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Darul Uloom Pretoria. Close onto 180 local and international delegates attended, including the graduates of the Darul Uloom Pretoria. Present, were many Ulama, Professors, Food Technologists, Academic Experts and Business Leaders. They were presented with a number of papers by experts in the various fields of Halaal and food and meat sciences. A stimulating question and answer session followed each paper delivered.

Many of the delegates found the papers delivered, interesting, informative and stimulating. One of the delegates present, Professor Yusuf Aboobaker from the U.K. Muslim Food Board praised the NIHT for their professional manner in which the conference was conducted. Amongst the many academic presented papers, was Professor Eddie Webb from the University of Pretoria, who delivered an interesting and technically precise paper on animal slaughter. Moulana Uthman Sulehri, a graduate from the University of Punjab (Pakistan), delivered a wonderful insight into Istihala (change) from a Fiqh, technical and practical view. Sheikh Ahmed Tijani from the U.S.A. spoke about the importance of Halaal. In a style that only the Sheikh could deliver in his own inimitable way, Sheikh Tijani stressed, “Only, once the food, clothes, the earning, the surroundings and behaviour is Halaal then only will the Muslims experience victory”. He further stated, “Halaal has to be embraced holistically and not selectively”. He urged the NIHT to open offices or avenues of Halaal in West Africa, eg: Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, etc. by the same professional standards as in South Africa.

Sheikhul Hadith, Peer-o-Tariqat, Allama Haseenudin Shah Saheb was the guest of honour. The NIHT awarded tokens of recognition and appreciation to Shah Saheb and the principal of Darul Uloom Pretoria, Mufti Mohammed Akbar Hazarvi. Spokesperson for the NIHT, Hafez Moorad Booley said, “We have achieved what we hoped to and hope to have many of these types of interactions in the future, thank you one and all for making this event a success”.

Session One: Moderator: Moulana Ahmed Mukaddam.

The Importance of Halaal – Sheikh Ahmed bin Omar Tijani (USA)
Introduction to NIHT and the future – Hafez Moorad Booley (RSA)
Session Two: Moderator: Hafez Moorad Booley.

Principles of Istihala – Moulana Uthman Sulehri (Pakistan)
Animal Slaughter – Professor Eddie Webb (University of Pretoria)
Complexity of Additives and Flavours – Moulana A.W. Wookay (NIHT)

First Published: 20/11/2014

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