As it’s known, various days are celebrated by attribute a meaning. Mother day, Father Day, Valentine’s Day, World Youth Day and World Food Day are such prominent days. However, we haven’t had a special day containing “halal life” which is vital for us. Considering this fact, after the consultation with many scholars and brothers all over the world, we allied to declare 17th Ramadan as World Halal day because the first ayat on Halal was Ayat 69 of Sura Anfal (8:69) and this ayat was revealed in 17th Ramadan in 624 (A.H. 2) during (or after) Battle of Badr, the first battle between Islam and kufr.

فَكُلُوا مِمَّا غَنِمْتُمْ حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا  وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ  إِنَّ اللَّـهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿٦٩

“So consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good, and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (8:69)

We do hope that 17 Ramadan will be a day for Unity of Muslims and we will see that it will be celebrated with great enthusiasm among all Muslims inshaAllah.

What is World Halal Day?

The World Halal Day will be a special day celebrating, supporting and unifying the “Halal” movement around the world.

When will be World Halal Day?

World Halal Day will be commemorated each Ramadan, particularly on the 17th day of the holy month. Ramadan depends on Hijri calendar, so the date is different according to Gregorian calendar. This year 17th Ramadan will be 12th June and World Halal day will be commemorated on this date.

What is the purpose of the World Halal Day?

World Halal day will be celebrated with the intention of increasing awareness and consciousness of Halal and Tayyib concept and to be announced to the great circle. It will be a day unifying individuals and societies without politics or other reasons causing disagree.

Who organizes the World Halal Day?

The WHC (World Halal Council), which is a worldwide umbrella organization of halal certification bodies, will be the initiator and supporter of this initiative. Halal belongs to the whole Ummah; therefore, World Halal Day is a common day of all brothers and sisters who live in different part of the world. From this viewpoint, World Halal Council will organize activities to introduce, explain and spread the message of the importance of World Halal Day in its regions. Additionally, World Halal Council encourage and support other Halal certification institutions and organizations to organize activities on this date. My humble request from our brothers and sisters to inform about their activities to support and announce.

Do governments or local institutions support the World Halal Day?

World Halal day is a great initiative that is entirely suggested by non-governmental organizations all over the world. Halal belongs to all Muslims and Muslims have all kind of rights to protect our religious values. Therefore, we believe that the World Halal Day gives a chance to all brothers and sisters all over the world to express this point by commemorating. I congratulate your 17th Ramadan World Halal Day from now on. May Allah guides us to His right path, give us all health and protect us from evil.

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