Over 1.6 billion or about 25% of the world population are Muslims U.S. Muslims will go from 2.6 million people in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030 Global Halal market estimated to be worth US$632 billion a year Halal market  represent a high value market to food manufacturers and other businesses Kosher food standard bears certain similarities to the Muslim halal standard In order to be Halal, following are forbidden Pork and pork-by products Animals improperly slaughtered animals that were dead prior to slaughtering blood and blood by products Alcoholic drinks Charging and paying of interest (riba) Gambling Pornography
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Halal Lifestyle Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. "Halal" applies to all facets of Islamic life, from banking to toothpaste. US Halal Association promotes awareness of Halal lifestyle choices for US consumers. There are millions of American Muslim consumers who want to follow American values as well as their religion. Over 1.6 billion or about 23% of the world population are Muslims and Halal is set to become one of the most influential market forces in global trade. Promoting Halal goods and services has huge potential. US Halal Association strongly believes that Islamic values and American values are very much in sync. Main objective of US Halal Association is to create 'awareness' among consumers, thereby identifying local and national businesses that follow guidelines defined for Halal Lifestyle. Awareness about HALAL Food Halal is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law. Serving Halal to customers offers extra opportunities to the business. Fast food industry in Singapore can be seen as a example. Halal certification at McDonald’s added eight million customers annually. Similarly Halal, KFC, Burger King and Taco Bell have all seen an increase of 20 percent in customers. USHA offers businesses reach out to Muslim population. Consumers can be confident that USHA members are following strict guideline to make sure they are served food that follows their religious beliefs. HALAL: It’s more than just about meat Halal banking going main stream Modern Islamic banking is just 35 years old. In this short period its size has increased  from US$10 million in 1975 to over US$450 billion under management with dedicated Islamic banks and conventional financial institutions. This brick expansion in three decades has attracted interest of major banks as well as investment funds. Several financial institutions are working to develop this sector and meet the needs of a huge customer base worldwide. Honesty Islam forbids cheating and dishonesty in all our dealings with people. There is no justification for lying and being deceitful. Islam teaches us that honesty leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to heaven, while lying leads to sinfulness, and sinfulness leads to the hell fire. The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) explicitly said that a person who cheats others is not a believer. USHA takes business honesty very seriously. We only offer membership to businesses that follow law and conduct business honestly. USHA members can belong to any consumer industry including but not limited to Meat & Poultry Health and Beauty Finance & Investment Bakery and Food Processing Pharmaceuticals Food Service Restaurants and other food establishments Services
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