Posts by Jumaiyah Mahathir
Singapore -- Jumaiyah leads the team that spearheads www.halalfoodhunt.com. She loves meeting new people and finding fruitful and sustainable projects to embark on. In her free time, she will be looking for the next adventure with her husband, or having quiet time reading or people watching in a cafe with thick nerdy glasses so that no one can recognise her.

The Entrepreneur’s Spouse...

Be patient – because if you happen to be married to an entrepreneur, you have the power to make or break his ambitions.

It seems that the current trend is to get into business, or a more highly (ab)used word – entrepreneurship. While Facebook groups are formed, articles are written and videos are made to promote and encourage people to live the life of an entrepreneur (which I think, isn’t for everyone, therefore...
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The Halal-Certified But Not Halal-Certified...

So the question remains: To EAT or not To EAT?

While reading this article, we implore you to think about it and subsequently let us know your thoughts. For all you know, my team is just as confused as you are. Caught your muslim friends enjoying a meal at a place you’ve never been before? Have you ever seen someone...
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3 Questions A Muslim Should Ponder After Receiving An Invitation For A Chinese New Year Party...

Honour the invitations and visit your friends, but also know your responsibilities as a muslim.

Living in a multi-racial and multi-religious community my whole life, it is inevitable that my circles of friends will extend beyond the muslim community. Be it Christmas, Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Easter, and other festivities outside the Muslim practices – an invitation is more than likely to come my way....
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What’s Not Halal About Butter?...

You need to understand how butter is made.

A little while ago I wrote about “What’s not halal about cake?” And from there, I’ve had requests for me to write about the staple ingredient of all baking products – butter. As mentioned before, butter is a complicated product to talk about. But since there are no other articles...
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What’s Not Halal About French Fries?...

French fries are just… potatoes, right?

Imagine this: You happen to find yourself dining in a non-halal restaurant with your non-muslim friends, and out of politeness you don’t want ask them to go somewhere else, so you sit and stare at the menu and figure out which item is the one that you would feel the least...
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What’s Not Halal About Cake?...

A few things, apparently.

“But its just CAKE!!” That is what I hear commonly amongst my friends when confronted with the question of whether or not the delectable cake that is sitting in the glass casing at a store is permissible to be eaten. And, after reducing the importance of the matter, we normally would attempt...
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