Halalan Toyyiban: A Comprehensive Guide for Sustainable Lifestyle


Nur Jeslina Hasnal
Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre, Islamic University Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)


Halalan toyyiban is an inclusive term in nature as its importance further covers every aspect that revolves around a person’s life. Despite that, the majority of the population may still perceive this concept in a restrictive manner where they usually limit it to consumption aspects and their other relatives, such as the certification process. Due to this, it is imperative to alleviate such mindset and acknowledge that the concept of halalan toyyiban does also consist of the guidance for living in a sustainable manner as it derived from the Islamic law itself. As production, development and innovation continue to increase in this world, undoubtedly most of the earth’s resources would be affected negatively which accounts for prevention strategies such as the 17 Goals of Sustainable Development. In relation to this, the objective of this study is to assess the sustainable components existing within halalan toyyiban, as the means to fulfil some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Maqasid Shari’ah. A qualitative approach was utilized to further elaborate on the study by using document analysis technique. It was concluded that halalan toyyiban is a crucial part of sustainability living in which it is indeed every mankind’s duty as the khalifah (guardian) to utilize and protect the earth’s resources and residences accordingly.

August 22, 2023