The Possible Role of Non-Muslims in Matters of Halaal and Haraam

The Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) hosted a training workshop in Islamabad regarding the “Pakistan Standard for Conformity Assessment -Requirements for Bodies Providing Halaal Certification” (PS4992: 2016) for Halaal Certification Bodies from the 7th to the 9th of September 2016. During the training, the following was discussed under section 6.1.1 of the standards:

"The Halaal CB (Certification Body) shall be owned, managed and operated by Muslims."

While teaching this section, PNAC, posed the following question to the Muftis present at the training:

If the PNAC had to accredit any particular CB in a country where the Muslim CB had been forced to assign a role to a non-Muslim in matters pertaining to Halaal Management and Administration, what are the Shari’ah rules and regulations in light of which the PNAC may possibly be allowed to grant the CB in question some leeway?

SANHA Pakistan promised to present Shari’ah research regarding this matter as soon as possible. The treatise before you contain the collective research of the Muftis of the Shar’i Research Department of SANHA Pakistan.

Role of Non-Muslims in Matters of Halaal and Haraam
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Role of Non-Muslims in Matters of Halaal and Haraam
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Role of Non-Muslims in Matters of Halaal and Haraam
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