Author: NIHT Ulema Committee
In what is a first for Tshwane, the NIHT in conjunction with the Darul Uloom Pretoria will be hosting a Halaal conference at the Silver Crescent Gardens Conference Centre on Thursday the 20-11-2014.
The theme of the conference is “HALAAL IN THE MODERN WORLD AND ITS IMPACT”. The conference is part of the Darul Uloom’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations and will be attended by a number of international Ulema, Professors, Doctors and Food Scientists from overseas and locally. Delegates attending will be from numerous countries including the UK, USA, Europe, Pakistan, West Indies, India, Botswana and Egypt.
This conference will be co-ordinated by the NIHT and a number of academics will be delivering papers, for deliberation by the delegates. Spokesperson for the NIHT Hafez Moorad Booley stated, “The idea is to stimulate discussions on pertinent issues faced by Muslims in the modern world, even if we don’t agree on all aspects at least this will start the discussions.” Issues that need discussing amongst many others are the issues of metamorphosis (Istihalah), stunning, additives and the use of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Since the levels of discussions are to be at an extremely elevated levels with the number of academia attending. Regretfully, it was decide that participation would be by invitation only.
Amongst the many that would be attending are, Sheikul Hadith Abul Khair Sayed Haseenud Deen Sha Saheb, Professor Dr. Shahtaz from Pakistan, Sheikh Tigani from USA, Mufti Liaqat Ali from the UK, Professor Ismail Jaffer from UNISA, Qari Javed Akhtar from the UK, Mufti Misbahul Malek Luqmanvi from the UK and Qari Hafizul Rahmaan from India and Professor Edward Webb from the University of Pretoria.
The tentative programme is as follows and is subject to change.
Halaal and Haraam Concepts in Islam – Sheikh Tijani
Introduction to NIHT and The Way Forward – Hafez Moorad Booley
Additives and Flavourants – Moulana A.W Wookay
Istihalah (change) – Moulana Uthmaan
Halaal Finance for Halaal Foods ? – Dr. Shahtaz
Questions and Answer Sessions
First Published: 18/11/2014