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Halal A to Z

Gain an overview of the meaning, ethics, and significance of halal to help you apply it in your everyday life.

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Halal A to Z

  • 4 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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Deepen your understanding of halal with INCEIF University

Halal is a fundamental concept within Islam. Yet many Muslims are unaware of the breadth of applications of halal, which extend far beyond the food they consume.

On this easy-to-follow course from INCEIF University, you’ll gain an overview of the ethics and applications of halal. Together with an introduction to the religious teachings underpinning halal, you’ll receive some handy tips and tricks for applying it in your own life.

Master the religious and ethical underpinnings of halal

The course will start by introducing the ethical and religious foundations of halal. You’ll learn how halal is articulated within Shariah Law, and what its significance is in the context of Islam.

You’ll also discuss how halal principles align with Western ethical and moral values.

Get handy tips and tricks for applying halal in your own life

Once you’ve mastered the principles behind halal, you can begin exploring its applications. Week 4 of the course will provide useful advice on how halal applies to scenarios including personal care, food, financial transactions, and more.

By drawing on relatable, real-life examples, the course will make it easy for you to implement halal in your everyday life.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to Halal A to Z

    • Welcome to the Course

      Explore the complete spectrum of halal living, from its core principles to practical application in daily life, unraveling the depths of halal practices across diverse domains, fostering a comprehensive understanding from A to Z.

    • A Holistic View of Halal's Dimensions Beyond Mere Food

      Beyond food, explore halal's comprehensive essence across life's facets. Discover its vast dimensions, guiding a holistic understanding and application in daily life, fostering mindfulness beyond mere consumption.

    • Test Your Understanding

      This short quiz will test your understanding on the historical development, key components and limitations of Halal.

    • Summary and Reflection for Week 1

      This summary provides an opportunity to revisit key insights, fostering reflection on the diverse aspects we have explored.

  • Week 2

    Halal: A Religious View

    • Shariah Fundamentals on the Concept of Halal

      Embracing a wide spectrum of human activities, halal signifies permissible actions with roots in primary Shariah sources like Qur'an and Sunnah.

    • Basic Principles of Halal

      Rooted in the Qur'an and Sunnah, these primary sources establish fundamental principles, offering Muslims key guidelines for navigating Halal matters, as outlined by Al-Qardawi (1994).

    • Characteristics of Halal

      Explore the Halal characteristics that encompass quality, goodness, safety, and cleanliness in every aspect of life.

    • Test Your Understanding

      This short quiz will test your understanding of the Shariah fundamentals of Halal.

    • Summary and Reflection for Week 2

      As we conclude Week 2, it's time to reflect on the multifaceted exploration of Halal concepts and principles.

  • Week 3

    Halal Ethics and Values

    • Ethical Value of Halal and its Alignment with Global Value

      Shariah's ethical essence meets global values in Halal. From freedom to fairness, compassion to commerce, discover shared paths to a responsible, healthy future.

    • Global Halal Market

      Dive into the thriving Global Halal Market! Explore diverse sectors beyond food, from cosmetics to finance. Uncover the vast potential and opportunities within this dynamic and expanding industry.

    • Test Your Understanding

      This short quiz will test your understanding of the Halal ethics and values.

    • Summary and Reflection for Week 3

      Now that you have completed Week 3, let's recap and reflect on what we have learned so far.

  • Week 4

    Practical Tips on Making Halal Choices

    • Tips and Tricks on Making Halal Choices

      Discover a wealth of insights that empower individuals and businesses alike to make conscientious decisions, fostering a harmonious balance between adherence to Halal practices and the demands of everyday life.

    • Tips to Stay True to Halal Practice

      Embracing Halal principles offers material and health benefits. Discover key insights on maintaining fidelity to Halal practices for a wholesome and fulfilling lifestyle.

    • Test Your Understanding

      This short quiz will test your understanding on the Halal practices.

    • Summary and Reflection for Week 4

      Congratulations! You have completed the course. Let's reflect on what you have learned in Week 4.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss the concept of halal and its significance within the context of Islam
  • Interpret and articulate the broader application of halal beyond food consumption
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply halal principles in real-life scenarios, such as personal care and financial transactions.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about halal and its implications for daily life.

Who will you learn with?

I'm an economist with a passion for bridging the gap between the worlds of finance and the evolving Halal industry, ensuring their economic viability while upholding ethical and sustainable principles

Who developed the course?


INCEIF is considered to be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance through providing excellent teaching, research and thought leadership.

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