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1 Halal and Tayyeb: A quality standard only for Muslim ? Dr. M. Djavad Mohagheghi HALAL WORLD GERMANY ICRIC Representative in Germany Granada, HTC 2014
The Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center (ICRIC) The Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center (ICRIC), established in 2003 by Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA), as a think tank for training and research for Muslim business communities, some Objectives f.e.: to perform assignments suggested by Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry; to strengthen closer collaboration among OIC countries in the field of trade, insurance, shipping, banking and promotion of joint ventures ; to promote intra-organizational and regional convergences among Member States of Islamic Chamber; to assist small and medium size enterprises in Islamic countries to help entrepreneurs through ICCIA, to be equipped with technical skills and knowledge on marketing in different fields on industry 2
The Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center (ICRIC) The Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center (ICRIC), some further Objectives f.e.: To contribute to the potential areas for development of cooperation in the area of tourism in Islamic Countries. To undertake studies and research projects on the strategies for establishment of the Islamic Common Market. To research, develop and collect information about the Halal issues in Muslim and Non-Muslim countries and supporting and cooperating with the Halal centers in the world 3
History The Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ICCIA) is an affiliated organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and represents the private sector of 57 member countries It aims at strengthening closer collaboration in the field of trade, commerce, information technology, insurance/reinsurance, shipping, banking, promotion of investment opportunities and joint ventures in the member countries Its membership is comprised of the National Chambers/Unions/Federations of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the member countries 4
History Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the second largest inter-governmental organisation after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents Ensure active participation of the Member States in the global political, economic and social decision-making processes to secure their common interests Strengthen intra-Islamic economic and trade cooperation; in order to achieve economic integration leading to the establishment of an Islamic Common Market Exert efforts to achieve sustainable and comprehensive human development and economic well-being in Member States 5
Projects of (ICRIC) Halal World Institute is established in 2007 in order to promote and expand Halal culture. The Halal activities includes all areas of life: Halal means lawful, not only for foods but also for other items such as Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Hygienic, Clothing as well as Services. Islamic Countries Tourism Chain (ICTC), to promote and unite Halal tourism standards in OIC member states. Halal tourism industry provides full holiday services in accordance with Islamic believes and practices. 6
Halal and Tayyeb only for Muslim ? If we look at the base of "allowed" things in Islam, then we talk about Halal and Tayyeb: allowed and permitted, and good, well, and acceptable. When we start the discussion about Halal and Tayyeb with responsible persons of Quality Management in food processing, they mostly are astonished, when they realize that the most regulation of Islamic Halal criteria already are included in their own Quality Standard, except some special points like use of pork and its derivates and intoxicant Ethanol or ritual aspects like slaughtering regulation and Nijasa/impurity. In the domain of food and his ingredients and processing we know the development to Bio and Vegetarian and Vegan, the Halal criteria are not automatically excluded only for Muslim. 7
What about Tourism? “Say, [O Muhammad], ‘Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.’ ” Al-Quran 29:20 Travelling and journey are highly recommended by the Qur'an. Allah asked us to travel through the earth to take the lessons from His creation which He offers to us in His mercy. If we accept Tourism also as one instrument for learning, then the Islamic Hajj is one of the oldest attractions of Tourism! And also the Non-Muslim people travel to gain knowledge, learn about history of other people, and widen their perspective about life and their understanding of human civilization. 8
What is Halal Tourism? 9 Halal tourism is a subcategory of religious tourism which is geared towards Muslims families who abide by Sharia rules but towards people who prefer the Halal regulation but not based on religious belief. For example, the hotels in such destinations do not serve alcoholic beverages and have separate swimming pools and spa facilities for men and women, during flights no alcohol or pork products are served, places as relaxation rooms are available, usable for praying of miscellaneous religions. The preparing and offering of these kinds of Tourism is implemented in a chain, which we will observe in the next foil
1- Making Decision for Traveling 2-Information Centers in Destination 3- Access to IT Facilities 4- Airlines 5- Accommodation 6- Restaurants and Food Supply Centers 7- Entertainment and Cultural Centers 8- Transportation 9- Insurance10- Security11- Financial Offices 12- Tour Guides 13- Tourism Attractions حلا ل
Islamic Countries Tourism Chain (ICTC) 11 Development of Halal Tourism Standards One of the initiatives of Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center is to promote and unite Halal tourism standards in OIC member states. Halal tourism industry provides full holiday services in accordance with Islamic beliefs and practices. Muslim Travel Agencies in OIC member states ICRIC believes that tourism policies in Islamic countries and OIC member states should be harmonized and unified. This goal could be facilitated through developing a network of Islamic Travel Agencies that offers Islamic tours. Muslim Tours offer the best service to Muslim Travelers from all over the world, where Halal foods, Halal hotels, Halal entertainment, and Halal flights are provided.
Islamic Countries Tourism Chain (ICTC) 12 Cultural tourism One of the initiatives of Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center is to promote and unite Halal tourism standards in OIC member states. Halal tourism industry provides full holiday services in accordance with Islamic beliefs and practices. Muslim Travel Agencies in OIC member states ICRIC aims to encourage Muslims to travel around the Muslim world and learn about Islamic History and heritage. Cultural tourism could lead to cultural exchanges, business and investment opportunities and can create a general sense of Islamic solidarity. In order to promote cultural tourism in OIC member states, well-defined programmes and active collaboration of Islamic countries are needed.
Islamic Countries Tourism Chain (ICTC) 13 Ecotourism ICRIC is confident that Islamic countries have enormous potential in the field of ecotourism. Ecotourism could better be managed in Islamic countries through capacity building and promoting tourism attractions in OIC member states. Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting intact natural areas. Ecotourism could directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities in Islamic countries, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights. Health tourism Health tourism is the process of planning a trip to another country or city for treatments. Health tourism is preferred in developing countries, where the expense of medical care is less expensive. ICRIC, with the active cooperation of Islamic countries and Islamic business communities, is aiming at increasing capacity of health tourism in OIC member states. Health tourism in Islamic countries should offer reliable international treatment.
ICRIC HALAL WORLD & HALAL INTEGRITY The achieving of global Halal Integrity is a religious liability of each Muslim, and this will also increase the valence of Halal criteria as a worldwide respected and recognized Quality Standard, ICRIC HALAL WORLD fulfill his part in the range of: Food Banking Transport Tourism and Hostelling Restaurant Entertainment 14
15 Thanks for your attention Dr. M. Djavad Mohagheghi HALAL WORLD GERMANY ICRIC Representative in Germany Granada, HTC 2014 March 2014