Is it Halal? This is the first question comes to our mind whenever we come across a new product or a new restaurant. In case of a restaurant, it is easy to go in and ask but when it comes to a product, the search for the answer starts with the Halal symbol on the product labelling (which most of the cases is not there), second step is to go through all the ingredients and find out if it has some known non-halal (Haram) codes on it. And the worst part is when you go through 10s of codes and the last one doesn’t tell you the source of it.
I have been living in Australia for almost 3 years now and I came from the country, Pakistan, where there is no need to check the status because everything is Halal. It’s been a while since I have been searching for a website that has a list of Halal products but couldn’t find any. Last week I came across sister Lazeena’s blog (Is It Halal?) and decided that I have spent a lot of time in search for same kind of website and spent a lot of time thinking that should I bite the bullet and start gathering information on my own. Her blog gave me the final push I needed and now I have finally decided that I am going to contact different Australian companies and ask the same question which sister Lazeena asks, “YO, is this Halal or not?”
Have a read to her first post which pretty much explains the idea/concept behind this effort. One important thing to be noted is that I am not an Islamic scholar/Mufti and I am not going to declare any product Halal or Haram on this blog. I’ll post the response from the companies and I’ll let you be the judge of it.
If there is a product you want to know about, just send me an email and I’ll try to contact the company.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.