A Message from Editors
Ahmad Taufiq and Hadi Nur
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 Issue 1 p. i (Editorial) | Received 20 June 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1pi
Anticipating Human Resource Development Challenges and Opportunities in ‘Halal Supply Chains’ and ‘Halal Logistics’ within ASEAN
Adam Voak and Brian Fairman
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 1–9 (Article) | Received 24 June 2020 | Revised 1 August 2020 | Accepted 2 August 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1p001-009
The increasing global economic importance of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), is creating new cultural challenges for participating governments. These challenges are clearly impacting on Human Mobility and Human Capability Development within the trading bloc. Development challenges are particularly evident in supply chains, where new knowledge, skills, and attitudes are needed to ensure respect for Halal services and the provenance of Halal products as they are traded across the region. While reflecting on this issue, this paper looks closely at the implicit and explicit challenges and opportunities in building culturally relevant ASEAN ‘Human Capabilities’ along increasingly globalized supply chains. The discussion also aims to explore the myriad of matters which could potentially impact the development and implementation of a competency-based Human Resource Development (HRD) strategy for ASEAN in and around Halal trading practices. In particular, it examines how this activity could positively influence the preservation of quality and enable the building of trust and assurance along Halal Supply Chains. The discussion also focuses on the potential deployment of occupational standards to improve Human Capability training interventions along Halal Supply Chains, which at their core respect religious beliefs and are conscious of cultural sensitivities.
Exploring the Issues and Challenges in Malaysian Cosmetic Halal: A Theoretical Framework
Alina Shamsuddin and Farahwahida Mohd Yusof
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 10–14 (Article) | Received 24 June 2020 | Revised 1 August 2020 | Accepted 2 August 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1p010-014
Halal Industry in Malaysia has been prevalent in the manufacturing sectors and has earned the government’s concern in supporting its development. The Halal Industry sector has been considered as one of the leading contributors to Malaysian economy development in the future. This is due to the fact that the market of Halal products is reasonable to Muslims and has received pervasive attention from non-Muslims consumers who consider Halal commercialism. Halal IndustryIndustry has been categorized into seven sectors, which are cuisine, goods, financial, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, logistics, and tourism businesses. However, much attention has been given to issues and challenges to food services. Consequently, this study aims to address the influencing features of adopting Halal practices among Halalan Toyyiban Risk Management Plan (HTRMP) practices in the cosmetic Industry. Besides, it adopts the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) model to describe the influencing of adopting factors in cosmetic sectors in a conceptual framework.
The Relationship of Halal Food and Ibadah among Muslim Community in Malaysia
Mohd Al’ikhsan Ghazali, Khairul Zahreen Mohd Arof, Juhazren Juhaidi, Aminudin Hehsan, Muhammad Fathi Yusof and Nasikh
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 15–21 (Article) | Received 24 June 2020 | Revised 1 August 2020 | Accepted 2 August 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1p015-021/
Community has put the exclusive requirements for Halal food by planning the rules of manufacturing practice in particular known as Islamic Manufacturing Practice (IMP). Many Islamic scholars mentioned the importance of Halal food to Muslim behavior, including in the practice of both Fardhu Ain and Fardu Kifayah Ibadah. This paper aims to identify the relationship of Halal food and Ibadah between the Muslim community in Malaysia. Through a questionnaire survey and systematic literature review, this study designed a set of a questionnaire survey that has passed a reliability test through a pilot study on 15 respondents with a Cronbach Alpha value 0.78. The actual data collection consisted of 115 respondents from a random sample, which focuses only on Peninsular Malaysia. The study found that the Muslim community in Malaysia is ensuring the food intake with a Halal logo from an authorised body like JAKIM and Halal food has a weak positive relationship with Ibadah among the Muslim community in Malaysia. Unfortunately, some of the Muslim communities in Malaysia have difficulties in identifying the originality of authorised Halal logo. Therefore, this paper suggests the authorised bodies in Halal products to make a campaign in educating the Malaysian Muslim community.
Holistic Practice of Fiqh Al-Muamalat: Halal Accountability of Islamic Microfinance Institutions
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 22–31 (Article) | Received 1 July 2020 | Revised 4 August 2020 | Accepted 6 August 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1p022-031
This study aims to discover the practice of fiqh al-muamalat (Islamic law of transaction following Islamic fiqh) as a sharia-compliant, primarily the halal accountability of Islamic microfinance institutions Baitul Maal wa Tamwil (BMT) UGT Sidogiri Indonesia. This research used a descriptive, explanatory design with a holistic single-case design focus and was conducted from 2019 to 2020. For the data collection process, in-depth interviews were conducted with the informants. The data were analyzed using an interactive model consisting of data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing. The results exhibit that Islamic sharia, faith (iman), and good deeds (ihsan) act as the foundation of fiqh al-muamalat practices. The compliant toward sharia does not only represent the operational system, but it becomes a working culture through worship practices. Besides, this research also discovers that the fiqh al-muamalat was practiced to fulfill the halal responsibility.
Halal Tourism: Between Economic Opportunities and Social Acceptance
Madziatul Churiyah, Heri Pratikto, Filianti and Muhammad Fikri Akbar
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 32–42 (Article) | Received 28 June 2020 | Revised 1 August 2020 | Accepted 2 August 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1p032-042
Halal Tourism trends encounter improvement due to the increasing number of Muslim tourists who travel to various countries and spend an exceptional amount of funds every year. Halal Tourism positively affects countries’ economic growth, including Indonesia. GMTI 2019 places Indonesia as the best Halal Tourism destination. Consequently, the Indonesia government is continuously working on this promising economic opportunity by developing Halal Tourism destinations in several areas. However, what has been projected by the Indonesia government to grab this global economic opportunity faces social rejections. This study aims to analyze the economic opportunity of the Halal Tourism trend and the acceptance from Indonesia’s society affected by this project development. The literature analysis reveals that Indonesia society refuses the Halal Tourism concept due to the low comprehension of the Halal Tourism concept. Thus, education on Halal Tourism should be conducted, and focused segmentation of Halal Tourism destination is urgent to be completed.
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