The word "halal" in Arabic means that which is lawful or permissible by God. The Almighty Allah (God) says in the Qur'an, "Then eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] halal and good. And be grateful for the favor of Allah, if it is [indeed] Him that you worship" [An-Nahl 16:114]. On the other hand, the opposite of the word "halal" is the word "haram," which means that which is forbidden by God.
The concept of halal living is not limited to what we eat or drink. It encompasses everything we do in life. It extends to include the medicines we take, our source of income, how we spend our money, how we take care of our parents, how we raise our children, how we treat our neighbors and countless other activities we engage in on a daily basis.
Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, said, "O people, Allah is Good and He therefore, accepts only that which is good. And Allah commanded the believers as He commanded the Messengers by saying, "O Messengers, eat of the good things, and do good deeds; verily I am aware of what you do." And He said, "O you who have believed, eat of the good things that We gave you." He then made a mention of a person who travels widely, his hair disheveled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky (and thus makes the supplication): "O Lord, O Lord," whereas his diet is haram, his drink is haram, and his clothes are haram and his nourishment is haram. How can then his supplication be accepted?"
Therefore, we are commanded as Muslims to seek everything in life the halal way and to refrain from anything that is forbidden (haram) in order to please Allah and gain His blessings.
In the second half of the verse, mentioned above in the opening paragraph, Allah commands us to be grateful for His favors upon us. There are many ways we can show gratefulness to Allah for everything He has granted us. In addition to praising Him and following halal means while avoiding haram ones, we can also show gratefulness by sharing some of those blessings with people who are less fortunate and through protecting our planet by preserving its resources for future generations.
This is exactly why we created Halal Living SPC. We are not a company WITH a cause. Rather, we are a company FOR a cause, and we welcome you to join us to help us accompolish our mission!
Our mission is to empower you to embrace halal living as a complete way of life while striking a balance between nourishing your body and purifying your soul.
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES
We have adopted four key principles as a foundation of our organization:
- Adhering to halal business practices in our organization
- Committing to the highest standards of quality when creating halal products
- Giving back to those in need
- Promoting sustainability to protect our planet
OUR KEY INITIATIVES
We set out to accomplish our mission through the following initiatives:
Halal Living SPC, also known as Halal Living, is a limited liability private corporation registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our corporate headquarters is located in the west tower of the Financial Harbor in downtown Manama.
We chose Bahrain due to its strategic location as a financial hub connecting the west with the east. This facilitates our commitments to serve Muslims around the globe from North America to Europe, across the Middle East and reaching all the way to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Our business model incorporates Islamic principles into everything we do as an organization. This includes our corporate structure, Islamic financing and banking, legal contracts and paying mandatory zakat.
While our main goal is to encourage Muslims to embrace halal living as complete way of life, we would also like to invite people from all walks of life to learn about "halal" as our way of life and to embrace it if they believe it is the right lifestyle for them.
We are creating high-quality, halal-certified products in order to help you strike a balance between nourishing your body and purifying your soul. All our products are made from high-quality ingredients and are manufactured in good manufacturing practices (GMP)-compliant facilities.
Every product we offer is halal-certified by a reputable halal-certifying authority. We strive to bring you high-quality, competitively priced products. At the same time, we are taking steps to minimize the carbon footprint of our products in order to decrease impact on the environment.
While we are creating halal-certified products to cater to Muslim consumers, we would like to invite everyone to enjoy our products regardless of their religious beliefs or dietary preferences.
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JOIN US TO SPREAD "HALAL" AROUND THE WORLD!
We can never accomplish our mission without your help! Please join us in making halal living a way of life for all Muslims. Here are some ways you can participate:
Halal Living Connect - Stay connected through our Halal Living Connect blog and join the discussion by leaving a comment in the comments section at the end of each article.
Halal Living Social Media - Social media has become an indispensable tool for reaching people everywhere. Please join us for discussions on the following platforms:
Thank you very much for visiting our website today. We look forward to your support, feedback and participation!
Dr. Ahmed Zikri
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Halal Living SPC, Manama, Bahrain