Halal refrigerator?

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  1. jstar

    jstar Mr. 10,000

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    Sharp has applied for a Halal status with Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) of their fridges (kulkas, from the Dutch ‘koelkast’).

    It seems there are parts of a (traditional) fridge that are of animal origin and they obviously should not get in touch with the halal food inside.

    I wonder though how far one can take this and what that could mean for all wrapping and packaging material? And what about clothes, furniture and vehicles?

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    https://m.kumparan.com/@kumparannew...-barang-gunaan-yang-wajib-bersertifikat-halal
     
  2. vocalneal

    vocalneal Active Member Cager

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    Marketing ploy. short and simple.

    What about cars with leather seats?
     
  3. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    You can put your Halal honey in it, I worked for petromin ministry when I was in Saudi looking after a G2 flying Sheik Yamani around, one day I was chatting to the American logistics Manager about some of the strange stock he had, Look at at this, he said, and he showed me two rolls of very nice pig skin leather, I asked what on earth that was for, he said the G2 seats were pig skin, Grumman had used pig skin, mind the seats looked very nice, but nobody told the saudis
     
  4. Nimbus

    Nimbus Active Member Charter Member Cager

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    I can't wait until they sell halal chairs.
     
  5. steveandpenny

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    Ok I think you are missing the point, as far fetch as it is that a refrigerator can cross contaminate your food , I understand the logic. But then you bring up chairs and seats on a plane ...Oh my god...You aren' serving food on them or in this case storing your food in them. Of course it's A marketing gimmick .
    From what I understand of halal law similar to kosher laws it' all about stuff you ingest so if you don' eat your pig sink plane seat , it' ok.
     
  6. dafluff

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    It's a brilliant marketing strategy. Especially if you can drum up that all other refrigerators are haram.
     
  7. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    It’s strange fridges have been in use for many years, suddenly one is halal, bit as you say a marketing ploy, honey is suddenly Halal after many centuries, in the last couple of years we’ve had two laundries open, they are Halal, I asked my wife about this and she said perhaps the soaps or detergents yes are piggy free, so does that mean in supermarkets we are going to see halal soaps and detergents, as far as I know nobody has questioned this items,

    Regarding the pig skin seats the Saudis would be very upset if the knew they were sitting on pig skin, nothing to do with halal fridges, but when Saudi started flying the Tristar, their logo Saudi airlines, the S and the A were shaped to form a crucifix, on the first class film screen a Star of David had been interwoven into the pattern of the screen back, both these errors were not noticed by the Saudis, until told by an American mechanic, they were not well pleased, all aircraft, vehicles, work coveralls and anything else had to be changed to the present logo
     
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  8. Scooterindo

    Scooterindo Active Member Charter Member Cager

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    What's it say about the mentality of the people that would be swayed to buy one ??
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Active Member Charter Member Cager

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    Not terribly surprising. There's a whole host of appliances aimed at Jewish consumers for similar purposes. In a country with a fairly large number of observant Muslims it makes perfect marketing sense to appeal to their spiritual and material desires.

    https://www.wired.com/2004/11/kosher/
     
  10. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    It’s quite amazing what some people do to avoid the religious rule
     
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