What does it mean to be Halal certified?

“Halal Certification” is a declaration that the halal-certified entity or facility, or commodity, or consumable has met with the legal requirements and criteria for halal. Literally, “halal” means permissible (lawful) to do, eat, drink and/or to be involved in.

“Certification” is a process of certifying and certificating. Procedurally, the halal certifier takes the amanah (responsibility, duty and obligation) of ensuring that consumables or commodities are halal and/or halal-compliant, thus meeting all halal standards. This involves controlling, monitoring, supervising, inspecting and auditing the halal management-structures of the entire halal operation or “halal-chain” from A to Z.

Once all the halal requirements are met and the halal-controls are in place, a halal certificate is issued. This certificate validates that all the approved commodities or merchandises are halal-authenticated, thus fit for Muslim consumption.