- A 5-week course with a practical focus: How can you protect your and your family’s diet in today’s world?
- Cover all the pertinent contemporary issues related to meat and non-meat foods
- Gelatin, E-numbers, genetically modified foods—learn the permissibility issues not evident to the layman
- Mufti Sarfraz Mohammed is on the sharia advisory board of the UK’s leading halal food industry monitor
About the Course
This course will give you a practical introduction to the contemporary issues faced by Muslims in ensuring their food and drink is halal. You shall be introduced to the basic religious principles you need to know to safeguard your diet, and you shall come away knowing what to do: What can you consume in today’s world? What is safer to avoid, while not haram? What is definitely haram, and must be avoided?
The course broadly covers two food classes – meat and non-meat. Both have witnessed developments in modern industry practices which have created issues of permissibility that are not immediately evident to the layman. Mufti Sarfraz shall draw on his years of sharia consultancy and advisory experience at the Halal Monitoring Committee (UK), to guide students through the relevant issues pertaining to both food classes.
The course shall cover the rulings related to various types of food and drink:
- Additives including gelatin and E-numbers
- Alcohol including ethanol and vinegar
- Genetically modified foods
This is a short course that shall be taught over 5-weeks, with classes meeting once a week for a live class.
Who is Mufti Sarfraz? And why you shouldn't miss out on this course…
Mufti Sarfraz Mohammed has been a shariah advisory board member and consultant for the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) since 2010. The HMC is the UK’s most trusted halal food industry monitor.
A British-born Muslim scholar who is educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions, Mufti Sarfraz has trained extensively with the world-renowned scholar and Justice, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, in issues pertaining to halal food and Islamic finance.
With his credentialed academic background and teaching experience, combined with his extensive halal-food advisory experience in the West, this course presents the ideal opportunity for you to learn how to protect your and your family’s diets from the most trustworthy of sources.
After this you need not look any further.
Did you know how important it is to ensure your diet is halal?
We know from the hadith of our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, narrated by Abu Huraira in Muslim, that Allah Most High is goodly, and only accepts that which is goodly.
Demonstrating this principle with a practical example, the hadith then makes mention of a disheveled, dusty traveller who, having journeyed far, raises his hands in supplication to Allah “O Lord! O Lord!” while his food is haram, his drink is haram, and he has been nourished by the haram. The Prophet then asks, “So how can (his supplication) be answered?”
This hadith underlines the central practical importance of ensuring that our food and drink is halal—in order that our prayers may be accepted, and our relationship with Allah is not jeopardized.
“O you who believe Shield yourselves and your families from a horrific fire Whose fuel is men and stones…” Quran 66:6