Ulamaa & Aalimaat Programme – Leicester 15th September 2019

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HMC was delighted to host a programme open to both Ulamaa (Male Scholars) & Aalimaat (Female Scholars) on the 15th of September 2019 in Leicester. The programme was arranged primarily to give attendees an insight into the Halal food sector as well as the concerns that still exist in the supply chain in 2019.  HMC also encouraged the leaders of the community to discuss the “Halal Issues” so that the consumers are able to make an informed decision when buying Halal Foods.

Alhamdulillah, the event was a huge success with an attendance of over 100 Ulamaa & Aalimaat who engaged with our Chairman, Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala and Operations Director, Nadeem Adam. The day consisted of lunch, an informative presentation and an interactive Q&A session which attendees found to be very beneficial.

HMC shared with the scholars statistics which included our monthly income & expenditure as well as a breakdown of the time spent on inspecting, monitoring, management and administration. Additionally, our advancement in technology was also demonstrated using numerous videos depicting real-time monitoring scenarios.

As a result, the respected scholars have shown great enthusiasm and eagerness to advocate the importance of eating Halal to their communities, including raising awareness on the food fraud taking place and the need for regulation during Friday sermons at Mosques. Some scholars have also invited HMC to deliver a workshop for their students. The feedback collected was very positive and some of the testimonials are highlighted below:

“We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and found the data to be very informative.”

“The facts and figures presented were very useful and eye opening.”

“Learning about how HMC has moved forward was very useful. Good programme, keep up the excellent work.”

“HMC were open with their finances and clarified all doubts.”

“The presentation was very educational. HMC is clearly working very hard for the public.”

HMC would like to wholeheartedly thank all the attendees and is grateful to all those that have offered their valuable input. We intend to replicate this programme across the country to engage with Ulamaa & Aalimaat who are the custodians for the future generations to come Insha’Allah.

A huge and special thank you to our sponsors:

Shazan Select (Morrisons stores nationwide)

Fresh Halal (Tesco stores nationwide)

Grizzlers Burgers (95a Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB)

Shan Halal (42 Cork Street, Leicester, LE5 5AN)

M. Najib & Sons Ltd (Church Broughton Road, Miry Lane, Foston, Derbyshire, DE65 5PW)

Al-Shinwari Halal Meat & Poultry (17 Evington Valley Road, Leicester, LE5 5LL)

H.U.A (57 – 60 Smith Dorrien Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4BG)

Taiba Lounge (62 Evington Valley Road, Leicester, LE5 5LJ)


HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people. Last month alone, HMC staff spent 14,448 hours to ensure your food is genuinely Halal with 15,488 visits made to outlets nationwide. 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 who are the Trustees of the organisation. HMC has been set up to work in the favour of all Muslims and the consumer at large. HMC aims to regulate and at every point inspect Halal products from source to the consumer. HMC is committed to serving the Muslims and the wider community and it intends to provide peace of mind and security where required.

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