Halal is the first line that ought to be met in every aspect of a Muslim life. This is complemented with the concept of Thayyiban that implicates benefits including, ecological sustainability, good critical thinking and science, helping create a better world for humankind.
But the concept of Thayyiban (permissible) is not just for the Muslims. It is a universal concept relevant to all. Unlike the term halal, Thayyiban has not much been discussed. Thus, on Thursday (20/12), the 1st Workshop on Global Halalan–Thayyiban Issues was done by Faculty of Agricultural Technology UGM. Themed Halal Thayyiban as New Wave in Global Industry & Society, the workshop was a collaboration with Global Halal Food Industry Foundation (GHIF).
Three main speakers were presented, Dr. Saroja Dorairajoo from GHIF who explained the Thayyiban issue in Singapore and China, and Dr. Ivan Lanovara from GHIF who explained Halal issue in industry in Indonesia and Malaysia. Meanwhile, Dr. Asae Sayaka, also from GHIF, talked about Thayyiban issue in Thailand and Malaysia.
Food industry is a vital sector very much related to the concept of Halal and Thayyiban. Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Prof. Dr. Ir. Eni Harmayani, expected the workshop would stimulate and increase awareness among stakeholders in the food chain in Indonesia.
“We hope the government would always put first and apply well the principle of Halalan Thayyiban for the sake of humankind with a universal positive implications,” the Dean said.