‘The Think Local, Buy Local, Buy British Campaign


‘The Think Local, Buy Local, Buy British Campaign’

‘The Think Local, Buy Local, Buy British Campaign’ aims to Work closely with local independent Halal Butcher to help create the right condition for local economic growth and market recovery during the BREXIT Recession.

The initiative is fully supported by Summers Poultry Products who are probably the only ONE of few dedicated producers of prophetic method of true halal chickens in the UK as defined by By Government legislation Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) regulations for England.)
Buying Local British halal meat Products, will guarantee you freshness, traceability, which means free from Horse meat or PORK contamination.

Halal consumers are advised to BUY only products produced by the Islamic humane process of NON STUN and say NO to Part Production and partly certified products and REMEMBER ISLAM IS NOT A PART TIME RELIGION so buy from dedicated producers who are licenced by the government to produce religious slaughter of ONLY NON STUN.

Don’t be fooled into compressing you deen of consuming non halal as dau’s will not be accepted for forty days
If you want halal chicken then ASK for Summers Poultry directly by name from your butchers.

RAMADHAN MUBARAK

Mohammed Saleem.

Honest halal labeling Campiagn


Campaign to get Halal meat labeled honestly by Butchers and Producers. label Stun or Non stun so Muslim Housewives can make informed choices.

  
  

  
  

A gentle reminder to Muslim scholars and emaams


A gentle reminder to Muslim scholars and emaams: There is NO conclusive scientific evidence that the Islamic humane method of Dhabihia(Non Stun) compromises the welfare of animals. therefore there is NO reason for muslims to debate or discuss whether stunning the animal is halal or haram or whether the animal was alive or dead at point of dhabihia or adopt un islamic method for halal food process

This Ramadhan insist on honest labeled halal meat products from your suppliers


This Ramadhan insist on honest labeled halal meat products from your suppliers and be protected under consumer protection and trade Mis-description act by insisting on non stun meat products.
Remember Religious slaughter is defined as slaughter without stunning for Jews and Muslims
My long term over-arching goal is to safeguard the availability of halal foods, especially meats, for our generation and for generations to come.
Muslims must ask themselves: Why do we need to settle for something that is surrounded by doubt, when we are allowed under the English law under Religious slaughter to produce and consume the true halal as prescribed by the divine power.
Almost all of the scholars of Fiqh, Tafsir and Hadith have confirmed – either implicitly or explicitly – that, the default ruling is that meat and poultry is haram to consume until it is confirmed that the process of Zabihah has met these minimum conditions:-
•Slaughtered by hand by a Muslim or an ‘Ahl-Kitaab’, i.e., a person of the book who is practicing sincerely his or her Biblical faith.
•The animal is conscious and alive at the time of Zabihah
•The Tasmiyah (in the name of Of one god – God is Great said in Arabic) is recited individually at the time of the Zabihah.
One thing is sure for muslims will not compromise their emaan over price and quality’
Mohammed Saleem

The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes by uniting Gulf countries on Prophetic method as the way forward


Press Release Press Release
The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes by uniting Gulf countries on Prophetic method as the way forward
The Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry was held in Kuwait. (from 12-15 May) ANSA ( The Association of non stun abattoirs) was invited to represent the UK’s Halal Industry supporting ANSA were Dr Abdul Majid Katme (Islamic Medical Association UK and Dr Adel Sabir (Ehda), Asidcom and Representatives of many European and Eastern countries also participated in the conference.
12th of May saw the gathering scholars, scientists, researchers and industry expertise at historical event in Kuwait jointly organised by The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research.(KISR)
The Conference on the Halal Industry and Services focused on recommendations to reduce reliance on imported meat and instead develop needed infrastructure and legislation’s to contribute in ensuring success to the industry. Participants in the three-day gathering called for improving understanding of consensus between Sharia (Islamic law) interpretation and scientific evidence. The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the organizer of the Gulf Halal Conference, called for establishing a scientific research centre to share views on technical and jurisprudence issues and other developments relating to the Halal industry.
Halal Gulf conference 2014 included 2 workshops on:
Istihala /Transformation
An Intensive Training Course :
In Controlling Critical Points In The Halal Industry And Its Services.
A Prerequisite of Halal Lead Auditor
KISR workshop :
The Halal Industry between Religious Awareness & Trade Opportunities.
Professor Dr. Ibrahim Ibn Hussein Ahmed Abd El-Rahim, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Epizootiology, Department of Environmental and Health Research, Institute of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Hajj and Umrah Researches, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukaramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arab Presented paper on the Recent Methods of Slaughtering (stunning) and its Effect on Meat Safety and Hygiene
The Members called for investing in Halal Industry in Islamic countries that provide the most suitable environment to reduce dependance on foreign exports. Participants also called on GCC countries to establish a GCC center in coordination with official Sharia apparatus to monitor and supervise Halal food.
Kuwait Deputy Minister of Awqaf Dr Adil A AL-FALAH said in his opening remarks ‘he hopes that the conference will come up with concrete recommendations that could contribute to setting out Halal industry controls and rules and to spurring the finding of alternatives to non-Halal services’.
Mohammed Saleem, Policy and communication Director Advised the Conference The way forward is to unite under the banner of the prophetic method of Dhabiaha and said ‘that this was a historical event which has United the ummah under the banner of Halal and Tayyib ‘en, Kuwait will be remembered in history for taking the lead on halal industry and services and reminded all, that the west is using Arab world as an example of acceptance of pre stun product’s for consumption of halal in return this example is used to ban or further restrict the production of Zabiha (the islamic humane process for food) under the pre text that the prophetic method is cruel and barbaric for the welfare of animal’s. And said that this was a wake up call for the Muslim world to Unite and avoid the import of doubtful halal meat and products which endorse un Islamic method for slaughter. Mohammed Saleem further advised GCC countries that all meat products need be honestly labeled with regards to stun(method of stun Shot in the head, Electrocuted, or drowned or gassed) or not stun for clarity so that the halal consumers can make a informed choice the world over
The conference concluded by honoring Dr Hani Al-Mazeedi with title of Halal Ambassador for his commitment and passion in developing the halal industry in line with sharia jurisprudence.
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What is Religious Slaughter in the EU & UK


Religious Slaughter is defined as slaughter without stunning for Both Jews and Muslims.

Although the law of the land (in EU partners states) is to stun all animals before slaughter, The Muslims are exempt from stunning their animals.
( the incision made by the religious slaughter method is also known as a stun, stun to kill where the animal demises humanely within seconds)
At present, European law prohibits non-stun slaughter but allows member states to derogate and provide exemptions for the Jewish (Shechita) and Muslim (Halal) methods of slaughter. The UK took up this derogation and provided for it in the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995 (WASK), which have been amended but still apply. Schedule 12 of WASK lays down provisions for slaughter by a religious method, while making it clear that these relate only to slaughter by members of the Muslim and Jewish faiths, and to provide meat for consumption only by people of those faiths.
Religious slaughter in Europe is legally exempt from the requirement of pre-slaughter stunning. The exemption, agreed to by the European Union in 1979, acknowledges the human right of religious minorities to carry out animal slaughter according to ancient traditions.
The proponent of stun slaughter have no conclusive scientific evidence to state that religious slaughter compromises animal welfare therefore their claim is biased and discriminating against the Jews and Muslims.
Conclusion if the meat has not been produced by defined religious slaughter process then the end product which has been produced by other then RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER method can not be called or labelled halal as it contradict the statuary legislation.
* The debate whether to Stun or non stun animals for halal?
When the EU and English law allows Muslims to practice the religious method of slaughter and the process does not compromise animal welfare, Then one begs to ask WHY do MUSLIMS need to explore other methods of slaughter.
* Animal rights in Islam
And there is no creature on the earth or bird that flies with wings except [that they are] communities like you (Qur’an 6:38).
Animals have played significant roles within the theological, artistic, legal, ethical, and literary traditions of Muslim communities. In the Qur’an, animals—unlike people—submit naturally to God: “each one knows its own prayer and praise” (24:41) and they, together with nature, constitute natural signs (ayāt) through which humans might come to know God. “The beasts of all kinds that He scatters throughout the earth … are signs for a people who are wise” (2:164), and even the smallest gnat is a parable through which God communicates with humankind (2:26).
So by stunning the animals before slaughter,WHY do you want to deny or deprive the Animal of their right to SHAHADA (hearing the tassmiya)

What is Halal?


The term “Halal’’ means permitted or lawful in Islam, it describes anything that is permitted to use or engage in. They can be goods or acts that are allowed according to the Islamic Law. Halal is the opposite of Haram.

Haram (unlawful)
“Haram” is an Arabic term that defines anything that is prohibited according to the Islamic law. Every deed or act that violates Allah’s (SWT) rules is a sin.

Halal applies not only to food products but to all aspects of life and social context. One may hear mention of, “Halal money.” What does this mean? For example, if a new religious center, school, hospital or any facility for social benefit is to be built, the funding must come from “clean” money or what is known as “Halal income.” Money derived from gambling, the selling of alcohol, drug trafficking, illicit social vices, or any illegal activity is considered detrimental to society and therefore not acceptable or considered a Halal income.

When one hears the word ‘Halal’ outside the food industry, it must be understood as a group of permissible practices that guide conduct in all areas of life. These practices will lead to a higher quality of life and a healthier society.
Adopting a halal lifestyle is not only important for Muslims, but also for the wider community.
It implies that the lifestyle we adopt and choose for ourselves is a considered one. It is a lifestyle that we are comfortable with. We do not have any reservations, or guilt-feelings, or being embarrassingly apologetic about it, wherever we go or find ourselves drawn into it. If our choice of lifestyle is one of halal, then it affords us the opportunity to be accepted and respected by everyone else. Halal affords one the subconscious self-awareness of hygiene and health; safety and security; independence and self-determination. It is simply wholesome and awesome!

What is Halal

For meat to be halal it has to be processed in the Islamic humane process of Non stun, This is not an opinion, its a fact.

In the UK Halal and Kosher is defined as Religious Method of slaughter.

Under Regulation 22 “Schedule 5 (which relates to the stunning and killing of animals) shall not apply to any animal which is slaughtered in accordance with Schedule 12 (which relates to slaughter by a religious method)” (Wotak )Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulation England

Both Halal and Kosher are exempt from stunning therefore meat processed  by other than Religious Method cannot be labelled as Halal or Kosher

Honest Halal labeling


Friends with knowledge comes great responsibilities, Hense why I am religiously compelled to share knowledge with you.

Facts that Muslims haven’t come to terms with yet.

HALAL IS DEFINED clearly as far as slaughter of animals are concerned in English law. Religious Slaughter is defined as slaughter without stunning for both Jews and Muslims.

Any meat produced by any other method can not be deemed as religious slaughter and therefore not halal.

Recent FSA Survey figures show that 4 out 5 animals destined for halal market are stunned.

With local Authorities not following Food Standard Agencies own Guidance Note on halal food Issues.

A large, diverse British Muslim community is facing growing problems over inconsistent halal standards that are leaving halal consumers vulnerable to fraudulent merchants and suspicious about the sources of the products they are buying.

Recent FSA figures confirmed that ONLY 2.2% of the total halal meat destined for the halal market here in the UK is according to the Religious Slaughter Method of (non Stun).


An Open Challenge to all producers who stun the Birds or animals for the halal Consumption to Honestly Label their products as Stunned.

If you have the confidence that your products are truly halal and will be accepted by the consumers then Label your as stunned.

Mohammed Saleem