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India plan to restart Hajj by sea faces challenges

By: Areeba Falak Source: Sunday Guardian Live (India) Though India’s Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced that the ship route for Haj pilgrims, discontinued in 1989, would be re-started by 2018, several questions have been raised by experts, as well as members of state Haj committees, about the massive preparations needed to be done for the proposed project in a short period of time. Sources from the state Haj committees confirmed that so far, they have not received any formal communication from the Ministry to start preparations. However, suggestions had been sent by important state members to the Ministry about the legitimate concerns that should be taken...

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Indonesia takes on Singapore and Thailand for Muslim tourists

By: News Desk Source: The Jakarta Post Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, is aiming to become the leading destination for halal tourism by 2019 and it hoped that by participating in Malaysia Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2017, which ran from April 5 to 8, it can achieve its goal. Located in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, the 14th MIHAS was said to be one the biggest halal events in the world, hosting 580 exhibitors from 33 countries, including China, Brazil and Japan. This year, the event was estimated to have welcomed 25,000 visitors from 67 different countries, an increase from last year’s total of 22,027. Representing Indonesia were six hotels, 19 travel agents...

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Malaysian universities primed for growth in global Halal market

By: Lee Lian Kong Source: Muslims are expected to make up more than a quarter of the world’s population by 2030. As their numbers grow, so will the global demand for Islamic products and services. The Muslim consumer market is huge and relatively under-served in the conventional marketplace, but world economies are fast joining the rush for a slice of the pie in this lucrative multitrillion-dollar industry. Quartz reports the global Islamic market in 2013 was already worth a staggering US$3.6 trillion; come 2020, that figure is expected to balloon to over US$5 trillion. For the young and uninitiated, this inevitably means one thing: opportunities abound as the need...

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