On the 4th of February, the Halal Monitoring Committee held an event at the Birmingham Central Mosque. With over a hundred certified outlets in Birmingham for consumers to choose from, we felt that it was important to explain how the HMC process works, educate on the importance of Halal consumption and hold a Q&A session with our Operations Director, Nadeem Adam.
To demonstrate the process, we showed the audience a pre-recorded monitoring session which took place at Azad Supermarket in Alum Rock, Birmingham. In the video, our monitor Saifur Rahman, explained and showed the audience how the monitoring takes place to ensure the products the outlet is selling is HMC Certified. Our key speaker, Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera spoke on the importance of consuming Halal food, how one can purify their souls, the issues we face in the Halal sector and how to have our Duas answered.
Thereafter, Mufti Muhammad Zakir took the stage to explain our rigorous process through the use of cloud mobile technology which allows HMC to monitor and inspect in real time, throughout the entire supply chain. For more information on our process, check out our animation video by clicking here.
Finally, the floor was open to questions from the public (which lasted over 30 minutes long!). You can find the Q&A session with Nadeem Adam and Mufti Muhammad Zakir’s explanation on our process by clicking here.
The evening concluded with food, networking and plenty of smiles all around. We’d like thank our sponsors for making the evening possible by the will of Allah SWT, and in particular, we’d like to thank all those who attended to make it a memorable event. We hope to see you soon in’shaa’Allah. If you missed the event, you can watch a live recorded session by visiting our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/HalalMonitoringCommittee/.
HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people and certifying over 900 retail shops. HMC currently certify 73 schools. It is a registered charity and also a not for profit organisation. It is overseen by a voluntary body, the National Executive Committee that consists of mainly scholars. HMC spends over 20,000 hours each month monitoring and inspecting the supply chain of Halal foods.