ISNA® Canada alhamdu lillah is well recognized internationally for the services it has been providing since its inception as Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada in 1963. Later on it was restructured into the present set up of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA®) in 1981.Notice how it was incorporated a mere two months following 9/11.
Since 1988 ISNA® Canada alhamdu lillah has been providing Halal Certification service to the Muslim communities not only in Canada and the United States but throughout the Muslim world. ISNA® Canada developed its Halal Logo (see below) to be put on the packages certified by it to assure the Muslims that package contains the Halal food.
As certification work had expanded considerably, it was felt that a separate Division of ISNA® Canada would be an excellent idea to set it up which would specialize in Halal certification. This was necessary to pursue and vigorously expand the certification work. This would also provide a better and credible assurance for all kinds of Halal food for the Muslims not only in Canada but for the rest of the world.
With that background, an organization called ISNA® Halal Certification Agency (HCA) was set up. It was incorporated at the Federal level on December 24, 2001 and was entrusted with the responsibilities of Halal Food certification being produced and manufactured in Canada in the United States. Since then, HCA developed its own Halal Logo which replaced the ISNA® Canada Halal Logo.
Think locally, act globally, eh?
Update: In case you were wondering, "alhamdu lillah" (as in "ISNA® Canada alhamdu lillah") means "All praise is due to Allah."
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