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Silk and silk-like fibres: halal attributes from a scientific viewpoint

Omar, Khadijah and Kamarun, Dzaraini and Mohd. Yusof, Farahwahida and Hussain, Lokmanulhakim and Rosman, Arieff Salleh and Mohamad, Ahmad Muhaimin and Mohd. Yusof, Farida Zuraina (2018) Silk and silk-like fibres: halal attributes from a scientific viewpoint. In: Proceeding of the 3rd International Halal Conference (INHAC 2016).

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The prophet Muhammad S.A.W. has made silk unlawful for the Muslim males. The development of silk industry around the globe had made abundant the availability of textile merchandise of silk origins. Advancement of technology created textile materials of surface properties, texture and ‘feel’ which mimicked pure silks. As such, consumers and contemporary Muslims could no longer differentiate between pure silk and synthetic silk-like fabrics and are forced to face the issues of halal textiles/fabrics for wear and clothing. This paper gives an insight and review of the characteristics and properties of silk and silk-based textiles in the scientist’s viewpoint. Ways and techniques to produce synthetic and composite fabrics which resembled pure silk as reported in the literatures are revealed and discussed to identify possibilities of segregating between pure and synthetic silk-like fibres. In conclusion, it is the purpose of this paper to expose scientific background and knowledge on silk and silk-like textiles to the community so as to gain a better understanding and perspective on the issues of halal textiles.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:silk-based fibres, silk-like fibres
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:83160
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 13:09
Last Modified:13 Oct 2019 04:17

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