“O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 172)
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Halal Dunya Markets projects have been witnessing developments and the society has liked the new concept brought by these HDMs with their new missions and visions. Of course, it is very difficult to suddenly stop buying the regular products and turn to the Halal-certified ones, however, we observe that this process is facilitated by HDMs.
Sahin PULAT, our brother opening the new branch in Gaziosmanpaşa, is one of the halal volunteers. With the occasions of this market opening, Dr. H. K. BÜYÜKÖZER delivered this speech;
Halal Dunya Markets are the new and necessary formations of our country, which was founded under the supervision of GIMDES and has adopted the principle of delivering halal and healthy products to people. I especially use the word necessary because there are various tricks in foods, cosmetics, and cleaning products like any other sector. Many products contain ingredients and additives that are both inappropriate for our faith and our health. This problem makes projects, such as Halal Dunya Markets, be a necessary formation.
First of all, consumers have the opportunity of shopping comfortably by knowing that the products sold here are under the supervision of a certain and reliable institution. Parents can easily say to their children “O my child! Go and buy whatever you want.” without fearing the ingredients in the products. When I see these markets, their managers, and the consumers, I say to myself “GIMDES did a great job by actualizing this project. These people, whoever has taken part in it, did a great job by supporting this project with all their minds and with their pioneering spirit.” I believe that this project will be remembered with gratitude by millions of Muslims in the future.
I want to call out to my brothers and sisters who are concerned about the halal morsel. Please do not concoct excuses or laze around to avoid going HDMs since it will help your family rejoice, health, and the hereafter. Excuses like “we cannot find everything we want in there, the prices are too high” or “the market is too far away” should not detain you from engaging in good deeds. There is no product in these markets containing ingredients that would damage your faith or health. Animal-based gelatins, l-cysteine, mono and diglyceride, unhealthy, synthetic sweetened, flavored, colored beverages, chewing gum, yogurts or products with monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrite, carrageenan, pig enzyme, pig protein are not allowed to be sold in these markets. Besides, meats that are not slaughtered according to Islamic rules or GMO products certainly forbidden in HDMs.