17TH DAY OF RAMADAN / WORLD HALAL DAY

As is well known, various days are celebrated by attribute a meaning. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, World Youth Day and World Food Day are such prominent days. However, we haven't had a special day that containing "Halal life" which is vital to us. In view of this fact, after consultation with many scholars and brothers around the world, we agreed to declare the 17th day of Ramadan as World Halal Day, because the first ayat about Halal was ayat 69 of Sura Anfal (8:69 ) and this ayat was revealed on the 17th day of Ramadan in 624. We hope that the 17th day of Ramadan will be a day for the Unity of Muslims and we will see that it will be celebrated with great enthusiasm among all Muslims, inshaAllah. What is World Halal Day? The World Halal Day will be a special day celebrating, supporting and unifying the “Halal” movement around the world. When will be World Halal Day? World Halal Day will be commemorated each Ramadan, particularly on the 17th day of the holy month. Ramadan depends on Hijri calendar, so the date is different according to Gregorian calendar. This year 17th Ramadan will be 29th April and World Halal day will be commemorated on this date. What is the purpose of World Halal Day? World Halal Day will be celebrated with the intention of raising awareness and consciousness of of Halal and Tayyib concept and expanding it as much as possible. It will be a day unifying individuals and societies without politics or other reasons causing disagree. Who organizes World Halal Day? The World Halal Council is the inspirer and supporter of this initiative. Halal belongs to the whole Umma, therefore, World Halal Day is a common day of all Muslim brothers living in different parts of the world. In this regard, the Halal World Council will organize activities to introduce, explain and disseminate the message of the importance of World Halal Day in its regions. In addition, the World Halal Council encourages and supports other Halal certification bodies and agencies to organize activities on this date.