Halalan Tayyiban Products in Al-Qur’an: The Conceptual Framework in Developing Contemporary Halal Industrial Products for Global Reach
Al-Qur’an, the Holy book and the word of Allah (s.w.t), had been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) through angel Jibril (a.s) and transmitted from one generation to others by way of Mutawatir. It is concise and precise in nature and regarded as a miracle of Allah (s.w.t) to the Prophet Muhammad, the last of His Messenger, and getting reward by reciting and understanding the Qur’an. It had been revealed in both Mecca and Madina in a certain period of time in Arabic and contains 114 chapters. This paper is an attempt to understand the role of the Qur’an as the source of knowledge with special focus to its role in establishing a conceptual framework in developing contemporary halal products for global reach. To fulfill this aim, interpretation, and highlighting selected verses of the Qur’an relating to halalan Tayyiban and its application to halal industry will be made. It is found that al-Quran is the primary source for halalan Tayyiban products in line with the command of the Qur’an that human being has to nourish himself with Qur’anic knowledge by means of reading, writing, thinking, searching and educating himself through reflection over the wonderful creation of Allah (s.w.t).