What is Jakim Halal Certificate (Malaysia)

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)

Halal originates from the Arabic word namely halla, yahillu, hillan, wahalalan which means allowed or permissible by the Shariah law.

Malaysia Halal Certificate is an official document stating the halal status of products and/ or services according to Malaysia Halal Certification scheme issued by the competent authority.

Malaysia is the only country in the world whereby the government provides full support in promoting the Halal Certification process on products and services. Halal certification bodies in other countries are either developed by the individual provinces or states or backed by their non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Besides, Halal Certification provides assurance to all Muslim consumers because it fulfills the Syariah law, which is a must for Muslims. To the non-Muslims, Halal products are quality products, simply due to the concept of halalan thoyyiban (Halal and wholesome) as HDC strongly advises all Halal certification applicants to comply with GMP and HACCP requirements. Thus, products certified Halal by JAKIM are Halal products which are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality.

The Malaysian certification procedures and both the Malaysian Halal Standards MS1500:2009 and MS2200:Part 1:2008 are continuously utilized because they received widespread recognition for maintaining excellence in the field of Halal-compliance. As a result, the Malaysia Halal Logo is recognized and well-accepted worldwide.

Jakim Halal Logo

- Eight-pointed star is placed in the middle of the circle
- A word-Halal in Arabic – “” is placed in the middle of the star
- It is then followed a “HALAL” word in Roman The circle of the logo contains, the word "Malaysia" in Roman and Arabic.
- Two small five-pointed stars are placed to separate the Roman and Arabic word. (Source: JAKIM)

Why Halal is Important?

Muslims eat to maintain a strong and healthy physique in order to be able to contribute their knowledge and effort for the welfare of the society. Muslims are supposed to make an effort to obtain the best quality nutritionally, however it is mentioned in a Hadith that the prayer of a person is rejected by Allah if the food consumed is prohibited (HARAM).

In addition, food is an important part of daily life, food laws carry a special significance. Muslims are expected to eat for survival, to maintain good health and not to live for eating. In Islam, eating is considered to be a matter of worship of God like prayer, fasting, alms-giving and other religious activities.

How to Apply Halal Certificate?

1. All applications for Halal Certificate shall be submitted online via MYeHalal portal. Please visit Halal Official Website at halal.gov.my

2. Supporting documents shall be submitted to JAKIM/JAIN after the application form has been submitted online.

*Please note incomplete application/documents will be automatically rejected by MYeHalal. 

What is the fees?

The fee is fixed according to Malaysia Halal Certification scheme, industrial categories and subject to changes.

For more information, please visit halal.gov.my

 JAKIM contact details are as follows:

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)

(Halal Hub Division),

Menara PJH No.2,

Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,

Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya.

Contact: Bahagian Hub Halal, Jakim +603-8892 5001

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