"O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, Halalan Thoyyiba; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil ones, for he is you to an avowed enemy."
Compliance to the Shariah law and the need for good quality products are the fundamental requirements in the concept of 'Halalan Thoyyiba'. Many verses in the Quran and many Hadiths have repeatedly been highlighted for this need.
With the demand of halal products increasing globally and the increase in complexity of the consumer product in the market, there is an increasing concern on the products authenticity and quality for the Muslim consumers. Some manufacturers are unclear of what constitute halal, knowingly or through pure ignorance use the halal logo on their products. This has lead to confusion, outrage and even to some extent blaming the authorities for their lack of control and monitoring among Muslim consumers at the state of affairs.
Thus, there is a need currently to educate everyone on halal and haram matters as there are many issues on Muslim's consumer products. Since the halal and haram are viewed seriously in Islam, it is imperative that Muslims lead the way into research and develop new methods and techniques in verifying the authenticity of halal products. It also provides the opportunity for a Muslim to fulfill his/her obligations towards the Ummah. This is one of the reasons for the establishment of Halal Products Research Institute (HPRI) in Universiti Putra Malaysia.
We hope that the establishment of these centres and the role they play in society will increase the confidence in the halal products and services that are consumed. For Muslim scientists and ulama, this is an area that we can contribute to ensure that the sanctity of halal is upheld.This is basically the vision of Halal Products Research Institute - "Upholding the Sanctity of Halal Through Research and Services".
Thank youDIRECTOR OF HALAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
PROF. DATO' DR. MOHD YAZID ABD MANAP
Updated:: 26/02/2015 [salehan]