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Fast-food consumption among children according to Shari'ah perspective

Ramli, Mohd Anuar and Omar, Mohd Hazzman and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat (2021) Fast-food consumption among children according to Shari'ah perspective. Halalsphere, 1 (2). pp. 1-16. E-ISSN 2773-6040

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Fast-food consumption among children is becoming increasingly worrying as it is associated with unhealthy nutrition and its long-term health effects. This concern is due to signs of obesity among children and numerous other harmful diseases linked to low-nutrition, high-fat, and salt diets. According to Li et al. (2020), children aged 12 to 15 years in Malaysia consume fast food twice a week on average. Different factors influence fast-food intake. These include a rise in advertising, the growing number of fast-food restaurants, and shifting current lifestyles, particularly food selection. Accordingly, this study focuses on fast-food consumption from the Syari'ah point of view. This research adopts the library research, analysed selected documents, and summarised the Syari'ah rulings on fast-food consumption among children. The results show that Syari'ah ruling on fast-food consumption relies on habits of intake, fast-food sources and the side-effects on children, whether they are permissible (mubah), abominable (makruh) or prohibited (haram).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7344/91180
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syari'ah guidelines; Western food; Consumer; Eating behaviour; Halal haram
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Aizat Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 18:20
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 18:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91180

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