Muslims care more about halal food than halal income: Malaysian deputy minister

Muslims care more about halal food than halal income: Malaysian deputy minister

Malaysian Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki lamented recently that Muslims care more about the halal status of their food, compared to the status of their source of income.

The deputy minister in charge of Islamic affairs said the public perceives Islam as only related to worship, while the issue of halal and haram — what is permissible and forbidden in Islam — is seen as only related to consumption.

Asyraf said in his keynote address at a seminar on Islamic financial institutions and charity here as reported by Malay Mail Online.

The senator said when it comes to consuming meat, the public are very concerned about ensuring that the slaughter is Shariah compliant, but not as much as the money involved in the purchase. The deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said:

“The money they received to buy that food, even if coming from usury, interest, corruption, they don’t care. This is something very much the reality in our society today.”

Muslims should understand that there are severe consequences to consuming haraam wealth, even if that is only that one’s du’aa’s are not answered, as it says in Saheeh Muslim 1015, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“Allah is Good and only accepts that which is good…” and he mentioned a man who has been traveling for a long time and is unkempt and covered with dust, and he raises his hands to the heavens (and says), “O Lord, O Lord,” when his food is haraam, his drink is haraam, his clothes are haraam, and he is nourished with haraam, so how can he receive any response?

On Monday, minister Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom had said that the authorities will not issue halal certification for non-alcoholic “beer” or any product that uses “haram”-related names like ham or bacon.

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11 Responses to "Muslims care more about halal food than halal income: Malaysian deputy minister"

  1. Madaki  November 19, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Totally true.

  2. Adamu Abdullahi Toka  November 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Some of us Muslims do not know the difference between the food we eat and our income. The food we eat can be from our income. So the food we eat and the income we accrue
    are more or less the same…Muslims take note….

  3. Abdullah  November 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    This true may Allah guide to eat and benefits from Halal

  4. Abdullahi Babaji  November 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

    May Allah give us the wisdom to differentiate halal and haram and the iimaan to pursue none but halal.

    • Adam Abba  November 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Amin summa amin

  5. Nureni Akinleye  November 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    May Allah be pleased with the lecturer and give us the strength and vigour to distinguish between Hallall and harram

  6. ayub owolabi  November 23, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    this is very true.may Allah maintain us and make us be steadfast

  7. Adam Abba  November 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Amin summa amin

  8. Adam Abba  November 26, 2017 at 9:04 am

    May the Almighty Allah knowledge and wisdom to differentiate between Halal and Haram. The courage to leave that which is Haram and the serenity to abide by that which is Halal.

  9. ABDULLAHI  November 26, 2017 at 11:32 am

    A wonderful advise, May Allah us to the right way.

  10. Yusuff wasiu  November 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Mashallah. Concern about halal food and drink to us is Fardu kifayyah i.e. communal obligation but income been halal is individual responsibilty and Fardu ayn.

    Individuals will be punished for the latter but the whole community will bear for it for the former. May Allah protect us from Haram income and food


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