Title: Protein from The Sea: Our food Security Agenda

  • Today capture fisheries and aquaculture provide 3.0 billion people with almost 20 percent of their average per capita intake of animal protein, and a further 1.3 billion people with about 15 percent of their per capita intake.

  • The speaker highlighted how fisheries are extremely important as fish farming has developed rapidly over the last 30 years: total dietary protein from fish is between 50 and 60 percent in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
  • Dr Zaleha shows that Fish provides a similarly significant proportion of protein in the human diets in most small island states (e.g. almost 60 percent in Maldives).
  • Finally she explained that increased consumption of fish, and its addition to the diets of low income populations (including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children), offers important means for improving food security and nutrition for several reasons.
  • Keywords: Halal food, food security, protein, aquaculture. 

Title: A Day with Industry: Befitting Halal Talent on Board

INHART with the help of interns, hosted an online meeting session with Halal Agencies and Industries with the theme “Befitting Halal Talent on Board” on Monday, September 12th, 2022, from 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm via zoom. The objectives of this meeting are to introduce the Bachelor in Halal Industry Management (Honors)(BAHIM) to Halal agencies/industries, a joint-academic programme run by INHART and the AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (AHAS KIRKHS); promote the Industrial Training course in the BAHIM programme and establish a networking opportunity between INHART-industries in other areas including training and consultancy


The halal agencies/industries who participated in this event are; MNS Modulaz Marketing Sdn Bhd, London Probiotics Technology Sdn Bhd, Sirim Berhad, Yayasan Ezi Prihatin, Perak Duck Food Industry Sdn Bhd, and Mudim Zakaria Food Industries Sdn Bhd

Title: Islam and Phylogenetic Tree


Title: Challenges in Producing Halal Materials in Muslim Countries

The speakers talks about the marker for halal ingredients and he emphasized on the role of Muslims to move forward with the halal research to meet the current demand in halal industry. Prof Irwandi has provided an example from his experience on gelatin as one of the most common critical ingredients that is needed in many applications including food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products. At last, he gave some recommendations and outlook to young researchers to focus on the halal market need.



Muslim-friendly lecture Series

Title: Muslim Friendly Tourism & Hospitality: What is Muslim Frienly Ecosystem and Where to Position Ourselves
Title: Post-Pandemic Opportunities and Challenges in Muslim Friendly Tourism Industry: What is Happening Out There

Halal & Toyyib lecture Series

Title: Halal Toyyiban Elements in Korean Hand Therapy (KHT)
Title: The Good-Wholesome Life (Hayatan Tayyibah) as an Islamic Lifestyle Standard


Title: The Philosophical Underpinnings of Halal Food Science.

Halal food science is a topic that has been discussed lately. Specifically in terms of the process and the production line in producing food. The food product subjected to be halal certified based on the source, composition and the manufacturing facilities on the product itself. Hence, this Halal and Toyyib Webinar Series 1/2022 provided some sharing regarding the philosophical underpinnings of halal food science such as food safety ensurement and on how the process of food production should be addressed through the halal quality standard also through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards. Moreover, the Islamic view of food science had been discussed here with some of Quranic verses that  related to the safety and quality of food.

Keywords: Halal food, food science, food safety, halal standard

Title: Bedah Buku Amalan Pensijilan Halal Malaysia

Halal and Toyyib Webinar Series 2/2022 has reviewed briefly a significant book related to halal certification named “Amalan Pensijilan Halal Malaysia” written by Dr. Lokman Ab. Rahman. In Malaysia, the amount of Bumiputera companies that own a halal certification is smaller compared non-Bumi’s. Hence, the book has prepared the manual and procedure of halal standard in Malaysia after the amendment in 2011 along with the operation of halal certification such as the criterias, procedures, organisations associated and the possible issues related to halal and haram. 


Furthermore, the author discussed the significance of halal industry towards the economy of Malaysia with the evolution of halal companies on Islamic finance in the future. Therefore, with the plenty of knowledgeable informations given during this webinar, some suggestions and recommendations were expressed to fix the deficiency about halal certification issue.

Keywords: Halal certification, halal industry, Bumiputera, halal procedure.

Title: Hipster Food Trend: A Toyyib Perspective

Halal & Toyyib Webinar Series 3/2022 aims to discuss the topic “A Toyyib Perspective on the Hipster Food Trend” which was presented by Ustaz Abdul Rahman bin Al-Azmi from the Shariah Officer Department of Shariah Compliance Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Center at IIUM. Nowadays, Muslim youth are often influenced by the culture of European nations. Those who are influenced and follow fashion trends, lifestyles, ideas, and the latest music that do not follow the culture of the local community (conventional) and are aged between 20s and 30s. Beside that, the speaker has discussed why this hipster food phenomenon started. Among them is the young generation who quickly get bored with something and always want a change. Besides that, hipsters are considered cool and glamorous. Therefore, what we can do is to choose foods or hipster foods that are halal and toyyib and leave those that are doubtful of their halal status and do not meet the toyyib criteria.

Keywords: Trend, Halal, Toyyib, Hipster food, Halal food .




This lecture explained briefly the adab of learning in the light of Imam Mawardi’s Adabul “Ilm”. Imam Mawardi (972–1058 CE) was an Islamic jurist of the Shafi’i school, most remembered for his works on religion, government, the caliphate, and public and constitutional law during a time of political turmoil. The speaker, Dr. Mohammed Farid Ali Al-Fijawi explained multiple problems and (internal and external) obstacles) to learning and provided solutions that are based on Imam al-Mawardi’s adab of learning.



Title: Introduction & Research Background: Do’s & Dont’s

“Introduction and Research Background: Do and Don’t” is an interactive sharing session on important sub-sections in Chapter 1 of the thesis. The introduction and research background give a strong impression to the readers about the nature and contents of the thesis. This topic is beneficial for both new students and current students. It could help guide the research journey for newbies and serve as a refresher for those who intend to revisit the sections.