Celebrating EID! What Halal Beauty Means to the Makeup Industry

Celebrating EID! What Halal Beauty Means to the Makeup Industry

Eid al- Adha Mubarak Flora Fam!

What is Eid al-Adha ? 

Eid al-Adha is one of the two important religious days celebrated by Muslims. With Eid al-Fitz being the first marking of Hajj, translated to "Festival of Breaking the Fast"  and Eid al-Adha being the second marking of Hajj, translated to "Festival of Sacrifice"

Eid al-Adha is a religious holiday celebrated across the world. The day commemorates the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims around the globe celebrate this day by giving charity, visiting family members and friends, praying in mosques, eating delicious meals, traveling, and many other activities. This holiday is highly significant and holds great importance in the Islamic religion because it marks the conclusion of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj.

A person celebrates the Eid al-Adha by sacrificing an animal. It may be a lamb or goat or sheep and the animal is then slaughtered ceremoniously for the benefit of the community. A portion of the meat from the sacrificed animal is consumed by the individual celebrating the Eid al-Adha while the rest of the meat is distributed among  people. All devout Muslims observe this holy day by attending the mosque where they offer prayers.

"My favorite family traditions are cooking large meals together and hanging lanterns, strand lights, and lamps throughout the house as well as giving gifts to all the kids." Jordan K. (ThirteenLune)

When is Eid-al-Adha? 

Eid al Adha is generally observed around the end of July or early August. This date is calculated according to the lunar calendar.

What exactly is halal beauty? And why is it important to the Muslim community?

Halal cosmetics are generally considered safer, healthier, and better-for-you alternatives to conventional beauty products due to their natural ingredients. Halal products are produced according to Islamic principles; they are prepared in accordance with strict rules prescribed by Islam. It's important to note that halal does not necessarily mean natural or organic, it simply means using products that don't contain alcohol. A product can be halal even if it contains synthetic ingredients as long as those ingredients are not harmful to the body and do not come from animals that are not permissible for consumption according to Islamic law 

So why is halal beauty so important to Muslims? Well, for many, faith is an important part of our lives, and it's important to ensure that everything we use – including our beauty products aligns with our values. Halal beauty allows us to do that. Not only that, but halal beauty products are often of higher quality since they must meet certain standards.

"My Muslim identify is so important in our brand and is why I started Flora & Noor in the first place: to solve the vacancy of halal-certified skincare in the U.S. All of our products are alcohol-free, free of any animal by product, with ingredients sourced ethically." Jordan K. (ThirteenLune)

The halal beauty movement is gaining traction in the beauty industry, with more and more companies starting to offer halal-certified products there is also a growing demand for halal beauty products from non-Muslim women, who are attracted to the natural ingredients and ethical production methods used in these products. Whatever your definition of halal beauty may be, one thing is for sure: the halal beauty industry is booming.

 “I want to make sure that my products are not only are halal-certified, but that, holistically, I’m maintaining my business to be halal.”  Jordan Karim (BeautyIndependent)

Jordan Karim (CEO AND FOUNDER) & Hibaaq Abdillahi (CMO) the creators of FLORA & NOOR thrive on making certified Halal skincare products for melanin - rich skin. FLORA & NOOR skincare is natural, cruelty-free, and Halal Certified. With such a vacancy for halal skincare in the beauty industry, Flora & Noor is dedicated to being inclusive to all skin types. Jordan says, "Here in the U.S. right now, what we’re doing is encouraging our melanin, and we’re proud of our complexions, and I want to spread that message globally". 

We Love Celebrating Eid with our FLORA & NOOR family!


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