Consuming Halal is an order of Allah and an essential part of the Islamic faith. Allah has repeatedly emphasised the consumption of Halal in His book. In its most general definition, the term halal refers to what is permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law. This term is contrasted in the Quran with haram, or what is forbidden. For Muslim people, the concept of halal and haram applies even to food and drink. That is, some foods are considered halal and thus are able to be consumed, while impure foods are considered haram and are forbidden.
Halal Watch World is a US based halal certification agency with extensive experience servicing clients from a multitude of industries. Originating in NY, HWW has certified products in the industry since 1990. We are an organization that stands upon the trust of the Muslim public, and believes that it is imperative that their trust never be jeopardized. We maintain standards to the highest degree of scrutiny and perform regular audits for the protection of our constituents.
Halal Watch World service a variety of industries, from manufacturers to restaurants, and certify food products, cosmetics, flavorings, and much more. Our certification seal adds credibility to businesses and provides confidence to the nearly 1.9 billion halal consumers across the globe. We believe that halal certification is a communal obligation (فرض كفاية). We realize the seriousness of the matter and understand the dire consequences of not filling this duty to the fullest capacity.
God explains this to us in the Holy Quran by His statement:
“ And say not concerning that which your tongue says falsely: ‘This is Halal and this is Haram,’ so as to invent lies against Allah. Verily, those who invent lies against Allah will never prosper…A passing brief enjoyment (will be theirs), but they will have a painful torment.”
[Al Quran] 16:116-117
Therefore, we are extra diligent in fulfilling this duty. We ensure to the best of our ability a high level of quality is maintained throughout our certified facilities. We provide a watchful eye in the industry for the consumer, while building strong relationships with companies who produce, process, and distribute halal products at all levels. By this, we are able to offer halal producing company’s guidance and consultation on the direction of their processes and products. All while ensuring that Islamic dietary standards are always maintained. Muslims can use this information in order to make well informed decisions about what they choose to eat.