Who We Are
Established in 2008, the Halal Advocates emerged out of the concern of a few individuals for the state of Halal in America and its implications to the Muslim community in America.
Spanning the nation, from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast, California to the Midwest, the Halal Advocates of America seek to play a positive and unique role in the establishment of the Halal brand in America, the advancement of its progressive certification and verification program for businesses wanting to do “Halal right”, and bringing about a robust chapter-model for the community to educate itself through.
While already having begun to provide assurance to the US Muslim consumer about the integrity of Halal through education and awareness campaigns, the Halal Advocates also seek to create transparent alliances and ties with the growing number of Halal organizations and businesses in America.
To date, various teams of Halal Advocates throughout America have traveled thousands of miles and to over fifteen states and six countries to research the Halal models being applied at every level of the supply chain and its subsequent regulatory practices. From slaughtering plants to processing and distribution centers to business outlets and abattoirs, the prospects for future growth of the Halal brand is great. The Halal Advocates have also journeyed to numerous international countries – including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England and Canada – to observe and research Halal regulatory and monitoring practices, organizational models. They have also learned from countless Halal experts, researchers, scholars and inspection personnel on implementing Halal in the most optimal manner.
In the end, the Halal Advocates are focused on balancing their advocacy between two strategic alliances, the Halal consumer and business, while also trying to help establish the necessary Halal governance practices to combat fraud and create a high-quality Halal accreditation standard in America with others.