Muslimah class briefed on Halal products

50 participants from the Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Muslimah guidance class attended a briefing on halal products conducted by the Halal Food control Unit, Syariah Welfare Department, Ministry of Religious Affair.

The briefing organised by the Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is aimed at providing a better understanding and enhancing the awareness of the participants in the class to halal products in the market as well as providing a better understanding to the roles and responsibilities of the Halal Food control Unit, Syariah Welfare Department.

Hjh Rabi’atul Adawiyah bte Hj Ahmad from the Halal Food control Unit, Syariah Welfare Department explained that their unit has constantly monitored and analysis the food products in the market. She said that it is an ongoing process whereby the unit will not only monitor the food in restaurants for its halal contents but also food products on the shelves of supermarkets as well as mini marts.

She said that the food industry are constantly checked for its halal values, in particular those in the food processing industry. She explained that the ingredients used in food processing must be validated for its halal contents.

Those food contents with questionable ingredients are not only presented with a halal certificate, but will also be taken off the shelf and off the market. This is to safe guard the Muslims in the country where at times we take what we eat for granted.

She had also explained in brief the Brunei Halal brand, as well as criterias of Halal. Halal is  a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according  Islamic Law, The term is also used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Khamis 24 November – Bagi member pendedahan mengenai peranan dan fungsi unit bahagian kawalan makanana halal, kementerian hal ehwal ugama, dan kepentingan menjaga kehalalalan produk-produk makanan, Masjid Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkah telah menganjurkan taklimat makanan halal bagi tahun 2010.

Taklimat tersebut adalah khusus bagi kelas bimbingan muslimah Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, dan merupakan salah satu aktiviti penghujung tahun bagi kelas bimbingan muslimah, dan telah di adakan di Masjid Jame ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.

Hjh Rabi’atul Adawiyah bte Hj Ahmad dari Bahagian Kawalan Makanan Halal, Jabatan Hal Ehwal Syariah, yang telah menyampaikan taklimat tersebut telah menerangkan mengenai kepentingan kehalalan makanan khusunya makanan yang kita perolehi dari kedai-kedai di Brunei  Darussalam.

Beliau menerangkan bahawa bahagian kawalan makanan halal, jabatan hal ehwal syariah sentiasa membuat kajian mengenai makanan-makanan yang terdapat di Brunei Darussalam. Beliau menerangkan bahawa bahagian kawalan makanan halal, sentiasa akan memantaui kepastian mengenai kehalalan makanan baik dari segi makanan di restaurant mahupun makanan mentah dan kering, iaitu makanan yang dijual dikedai-kedai beli beliah.

Beliau telah menghuraikan tentang kajian yang dibuat oleh jabatan hal ehwal ugama dan juga jenama-jenama yang dikeragui akan kehalalannya. Beliau juga menerangkan mengenai konsep Brunei Halal, iaitu salah satu pernilaian halal yang tinggi, dan dengan pernialaian halal tersebut, produck-produk yang ada pernialain brunei halal, boleh dieksport ke Negara-negera Islam sebagai salah satu produk eksport Brunei Darussalam.

Lebih dari 50 perserta dari kelas bimbingan muslimah telah mengikuti taklimat tersebut yang mana mereka mengatakan bahawa taklimat tersebut adalah baik untuk mendedahkan mereka ke makanan dan produk-produk halal di Negara ini.

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