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More to obtain sharia certification amid halal lifestyle boom 

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 2, 2019   /  06:19 pm
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Four women linger after engaging in Dhuhur ritual prayers in Baiturahman Mosque, Nanggroe Aceh Darusallam. Demand for sharia certification is on the rise as businesses, including hospitals, adjust to the Islamic lifestyle increasingly adopted by Muslims in Indonesia, an official at the National Sharia Board of the Indonesian Ulema Council has said.(The Jakarta Post/Wienda Parwitasari)

Demand for sharia certification is on the rise as businesses, including hospitals, adjust to the Islamic lifestyle increasingly being adopted by Muslims in Indonesia, an official at the National Sharia Board of the Indonesian Ulema Council (DSN-MUI) has said. The head of DSN-MUI's sharia business and economy department, Moch. Bukhori Muslim, said that at least 10 hospitals were in the process of obtaining sharia certification as Muslims increasingly want services and products aligned with Islamic principles. "There is increasing demand from people who want to adopt the halal lifestyle, so there should be [authorities] who set up the standards. According to Kyai [religious teacher] Ma'ruf Amin, our sharia standards for hospitals are the foremost in the world," Bukhori told The Jakarta Post recently, quoting the vice-president-elect who is also chairm...