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Understanding the concept of Halal for Muslims and its impact on the tourism industry

Zawawi, Majdah and Ramli, Noriah and Nublan Zaky, Sarafina Zaky (2017) Understanding the concept of Halal for Muslims and its impact on the tourism industry. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics, 20 (S1). pp. 11-21. ISSN 1511-2802

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While tourist operators claim that their products and services are "halal" or "Muslim friendly", many do not understand the reason behind the need for Muslims to observe to everything that is "halal". This article seeks to firstly explain the meaning of "halal" from the basic structure of the Muslim belief. From there an explanation will be made as to how a particular product and service is classified as "halal" and how this affects the decisions made by Muslims. Several issues that arise for Muslims when they travel abroad will be raised. The discussion on these issues is divided into those that arise out of travelling to an "Islamic" country as opposed to countries where Muslims are the minority. The article will also address why the tourism industry needs to cater to Muslim tourists and provide basic guidelines on how this is achieved without too much difficulty.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2421/62462
Uncontrolled Keywords: Halal tourism, Muslim friendly hospitality services, concept of Halal
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Majdah Zawawi
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 12:05
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62462

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