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MOHAMED JINNA

The observation of World Halal Day on 1st of November every year is to promote and strive to build One Community regardless of any diversity and to unite everyone in the world with the basic principles of Food for All, United against Hunger, One human community and Preservation of Nature. Apart from the trade and commercial aspects, these principles stand for wholesomeness which cares about the Quality, Integrity, and Standards of Healthy Food Consumption. It also cares for the Environment, Social Responsibility, Animal Welfare, Community Welfare and many more. There are many manufacturers, service providers, certification bodies, nonprofit organizations, societies, authorities, governments and the consumers which will hopefully benefit from this project for all to care and give back to society.

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The Prime Objective

The prime objective of this day is to bridge the imbalance of the food excesses and deficits around the world, ensuring and promoting natural healthy food for the needy. Due to the critical complexities in the manufacturing process of food today and amid the profit driven business motives, which are making most of the food we consume unhealthy against the natural especially in untested processed food and use of harmful chemicals. Millions of products are being halal certified in the market and this World Halal Day will give their manufactured products to the needy in every country over the globe.

Four Prime Benchmarks and PILLARS OF STRENGTHS

FOOD FOR ALL

To uphold the rights of every living individual a quality, hygienic, healthy food to lead a constructive and healthier life.

UNITED AGAINST HUNGER

To eradicate the hunger and hunger deaths across the globe by balancing the food excesses and deficits through uniting all the Nations.

PRESERVE THE NATURE

To ensure the livelihood and safety of the natural resources and fellow human beings.

ONE HUMAN COMMUNITY

To build a community regardless of race, religion, creed and cast on a single common necessity called “halal food”.

Environmental

Natural Resources

Looking after natural resources makes poorer communities more resilient. Forests, for example, can protect agricultural land and villages from soil erosion and flooding. Mangrove swamps provide protection from storm surges and coastal erosion. Sustainable management of agricultural land provides food for people to eat and sell.

Revenues and Deprives

The poor are also less resilient to natural or man made disasters, including climate change. Conflict over natural resources threatens their development – illegal logging, for example robs governments of revenues and deprives local communities of forest resources.

  • Integrated water resource management
  • Sustainable fisheries restoring degraded land
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Mankind is spearheading its fight against poverty; we need to tackle the root causes of the problem. We need people at every level to take action, from local communities to national governments. We also need policies to help them do this. Hence we foresee the essence of the day of Nov 1st, 2014 as the day where we observe, realize and celebrate the need of Global human awakening for their ultimate well being.

  • Improving policies – for example, reforming water and power subsidies to encourage sustainability and assist the poor.
  • Providing rural communities with forest and land rights.
  • Strengthening local communities’ decision-making power on things like how their natural resources, such as fisheries, are managed.
  • We help decision-makers understand the part the environment plays in developing economies and reducing poverty.
  • Development Programs, policies and funding can have positive or negative impacts on the environment. We want to re-shape the development debate. We are working to influence policies and actions that have an impact on the environment and development. A focus on the environment is critical if development objectives are to be realized and sustained to reduce poverty in the long term.
  • Third Important Benchmark to have World Halal Day

    Realization of one Global, Fraternity of One World, One Community

    Personal Development of Character and Moral Values

    Basic character development in the home based on parental care and the inculcation of good moral values and culture.

    Encouragement of Intercultural Communication

    Multicultural communication and encouragement of understanding and appreciation of other cultural values. This is where fusion of cultures should be encouraged, such as through bilingualism and combining of cultural environments..

    Understanding and Acceptance of Common Values in Harmony

    We wish to complement our national’s efforts towards racial harmony by looking at the roots of harmony and identifying commonly accepted values that lead to, or are connected with, harmony.

    Effective communication requires a common cultural understanding, encompassing the good values of all religions and cultures.

    Objective Community Values

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    Exchange of positive and healthy communication between and within communities.

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    Common understanding of positive human values acceptable to all communities.

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    Nurturing wholesome values in the young and laying a foundation for the future.

    Character and Moral Values

    A good family which nurtures and inculcates positive values in their children will help character development in the home. Moral values are a product of the community’s mores. Understanding and Acceptance of Universal Values in Harmony. We made great strides towards racial harmony, encouraging harmony circles and through Social Activities. We wish to complement this good cause by identifying commonly accepted values throughout communities that are the key to harmony. Respect for other community’s culture requires, understanding, and respect of that community’s values. As an example of universal values, all religions and cultures interpret the concept of love and care in their own way. The concept of love through understanding using one’s religious and cultural background must be universally acceptable. Effective communication between cultures requires a special understanding, encompassing values acceptable to all cultures.

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    Intercultural Communication

    In the case where one community’s values differ from another, then tolerance and respect are required. Communication, understanding and appreciation of other cultural values and fusion of cultures should be encouraged. Sharing of this one world between and within communities, with respect, tolerance and love are keys to unity, peace and harmony, through which misunderstanding and fear are eliminated. There can never be harmony between communities if individual religious or cultural values of one community are imposed on another. In other words, there must be universal values of tolerance, respect and understanding.

    Education

    Our value systems have focused so much on subjects that are necessary for survival and prosperity that the spiritual dimension has lagged behind. Whilst many of the elements of character building, such as discipline and family values, are embodied in our school systems, material that teaches students how to live good exemplary lives has been lacking. Religious education is a necessary part of a young person’s development. In a plural society task is usually left to the parents or religious organization. There is a need for a Universal Values Education (on a national and international level) where children are taught from an early age the universal values of all religions through fables and stories.

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