About Department of Halal Certification Ireland

  • DHCI is part of Al-Mustafa Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland
  • Al-Mustafa Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland was established in January 2004
  • Al-Mustafa ICCI is one of the leading Islamic Centre in Ireland
  • Al-Mustafa ICCI was inaugurated by the Irish Minister of Integration Mr. Lenihan
  • Al-Mustafa ICCI is represented in the Council of Irish Imams, an umbrella organization of Muslims in Ireland, by the Imam of Al-Mustafa ICCI
  • The Imam of Al-Mustaf ICCI is Sh. Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, who is an Islamic theologian and lecturer

Department of Halal Certification Ireland is part of Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland. It is a not for profit organisation. Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland is one of the leading Islamic authorities in Ireland and was established in 2004.

The Halal marketplace is emerging as one of the most lucrative and influential market arenas in the world today. Halal is no longer just a purely religious issue, as it has become a global symbol for quality assurance and lifestyle choice. It is a new market force that should not be overlooked.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The booming Muslim population in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and China present a lucrative chain for the food market. Today, the two largest markets for Halal products are Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These areas equal more than 400 million Muslim consumers. Amount to, a Muslim buyer base estimated to be 1.9 billion is spread over 112 countries.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The commonality between all Muslims is that they must only consume Halal food. Due to the fact that it is virtually impossible to establish whether a product is Halal or not simply by reading the ingredients, Muslims found it very difficult to buy only Halal food products.

The investigation and certification of food products can be a complex task and it was evident that a formal organisation to tackle such tasks was needed.

In Ireland the Department of Halal Certification Ireland was established to formalise the investigation and certification of food products for Halal consumption.