"The Future Is Halal" On BBC Radio 4
"The Future is Halal", a Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4 presented by Navid Akhtar and produced by Mukti Jain Campion. ...
A remarkable radio show will be hosted by Navid Akhtar on BBC Radio 4 on the topic of Halal industry, which now spans across all products and services.
The amount of Halal consumers is ever-expanding and more global businesses are tapping into this multi-billion pound market.
The March 2012 report "The Sharia-Conscious Consumer Driving Demand" by Economist Intelligence Unit mentions that "From food and Islamic finance, the industry is spreading its wings into pharmaceuticals, fashion and tourism, among many other areas. But given the global nature of the business, the industry will grow at varying speeds in different regions, while certain segments will garner more attention than others".
I was in Asda and even they dedicated Eid Mubarak banners for their Muslim customers. Nice!
Listen to the programme live on the 21st August or online at your convenience until September 1st.
While Britain has been slow to wake up to this new consumer trend, other countries are already reaping the economic rewards of serving Muslim needs. Malaysia has become the leader in halal certification and in promoting the global halal industry. Each year Kuala Lumpur hosts World Halal Week, bringing together a remarkable array of Islamic scholars, scientists, producers of halal products and services and big multinational companies. Malaysia is also home to the first international university to teach Islamic finance. - BBC
Navid Akhtar will no doubt be tapping into some great Halal issues and potential business ideas so be sure to listen in.
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