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Betania Kartika Muflih

Academic Qualification

  • Qu'ran Sunnah - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Usul-ud-Din - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Usul-ud-Din - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Islamabad

Betania Kartika Muflih (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HALAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Other's position:

Head, International Institute for Halal Research and Training


betania@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


BETANIA KARTIKA is currently an Assistant Professor and the Head of Halal Awareness, Information and Outreach at the International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART). She had previously served the Institute as a Deputy Director of Academic and Training (2015 and 2016), and Head of Academic and Student Affairs (2017 and 2018). She had started teaching professionally in 1994, at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Federal Institute of Modern Languages (FIML) Islamabad Pakistan. Prior to teaching in NUML and FIML, she was a private tutor of Qur'anic and Islamic Studies for the family of the former President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, HE Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari (1993-1994). In 2000-2006 she was a Principal of the Indonesian Muslim Foundation Saturday Islamic School which was affiliated with the General Consulate of Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles. She was a volunteer for the Curriculum Unit at the Bureau of Islamic and Arabic Education (BIAE) at New Horizon School located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Southern California , U.S.A. (2004-2006). Betania held the roles of Head of QISA (Qur'an, Islamic Studies and Arabic), as well as the Vice Principal Academic and Principal of International Islamic School Malaysia Primary (IISMP), between the years of 2007-2014. She was a co-author for Islamic Studies Textbooks used by IISMP from 2013-2017. Since joining INHART in 1994, Betania has taught "Fiqh for Halal Industry" for Postgraduate students,  and "Ethics and Toyyiban Concepts in Halal Industry" for the student of KHIRKS. Since 2017 she has been appointed as the external assessor for Diploma in Halal Industry Management by International Islamic College (IIC). Betania obtained her BA (Hons) in Usuluddin (1993) and Master of Arts in Tafsir Hadith (1997) from the International Islamic University Islamabad, and he PhD in Qur'an Sunna (2013) from the University Malaya. Currently she is an active researcher and her research interests are in the field of Thematic Exegesis and Science of Hadith related to the Fundamentals of halal and haram,   halal laws, halal consumerism and ecosystem, contaminated halal animals (Al-Jallalah) and currently she is working on the Projects of Muslim Friendly Oriental Medicines, Aquaculture Farming and Geopark Tourism. She Received the grants from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to do the research and publish the articles. Betania was awarded a Distinguished Scientist in Animal Feed by Venus International Foundation in 2018. She is a member of Editorial Board for Journal of 'Halal Industry and Services' and 'International Journal of Halal Research'. She has presented papers on Halal issues in forums, conferences, seminars and symposiums, spoken as a keynote speaker, conducted halal awareness programs, engaged with communities in halal Outreach, nationally and globally. She appeared on broadcast  media such as national Malaysian television channels and radio; to talk about the output of her research on "Al Jallalah and halal animal feed". Betania is a member of IIUM flagship focusing on Socialization and Community Engagement as well as a member of Shariah Board for TIHCA (Taiwan-INHART Halal Certification Authority). She is a certified halal trainer (Halal Professional Board)by JAKIM and a certified professional trainer by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) also known as Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). She has conducted several Halal training organized by INHART in Malaysia and various other countries. Betania's interest in Oriental Medication practices, led her to become a certified therapist for Prophetic Cupping by Persatuan Perubatan Islam Hijamah Malaysia (PERHIJAM) in 2016, and certified master trainer and therapist of Korean hand Therapy (Koryo Sooji Chim) by the Institute of Korean Hand Therapy, Seoul Korea in 1992.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Quranic and Hadith Studies - Qu'ran Sunnah


Teaching Responsibilities


CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC RULINGS ON HALAL ISSUES 2020/2021
ETHICS AND TOYYIBAN CONCEPT IN HALAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 2019/2020 2020/2021
FIQH 1 FOR HALAL INDUSTRY PRODUCT AND SERVICES 2020/2021
FIQH 1 FOR HALAL INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 2019/2020 2020/2021
FIQH 2 FOR HALAL INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 2016/2017 2018/2019 2019/2020 2015/2016 2014/2015 2017/2018
FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATION OF FIQH IN HALAL INDUSTRY 2020/2021
ISLAMIZATION OF ENGINEERING STUDIES 2016/2017
SEMINAR 2015/2016 2014/2015 2016/2017
VALUES,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 2016/2017


Research Projects


Completed
2020 - 2020 Certified Halal Executive Training
2019 - 2019 Program Persediaan Industri dan Perkhidmatan Halal
2019 - 2020 Certified Halal Executive Training
2019 - 2019 KIHCA Halal Audit
2019 - 2019 Certified Halal Executive Training
2016 - 2019 Production and Quality Parameters of Halal Local Ingredients and Natural Products
2015 - 2018 Charaterization of Alcohol Content and the Impact of Its Physicochemical Properties In Various Types of Halal Vinegar Products
2015 - 2019 The Comprehensive Study on Al-Jallalah Animals and Its Impact on Malaysian Aquaculture Industry
On-Going
2020 - Present Ethics and Toyyiban Concept in Halal Products and Services
2019 - Present Geo-tourism Destination (GTD) Framework Based on Sustainable Development Goals and Maqasid Shariah
2019 - Present Geo-tourism Destination (GTD) Framework Based on Sustainable Development Goals and Maqasid Shariah
2018 - Present Insight Analysis of Current Aquaculture Farming Practice Towards Incorporating Green and Shariah Compliant Elements


Award & Recognition


11 Aug, 2018 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD 2018 - Venus International Foundation International


Publications


Article

2020 A critical analysis of halal marketing in Malaysia’s Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) industry. Journal of Halal Industry and Services, 3 (1) pp. 1-13
2020 A systematic review on tourism stakeholders’ roles practices towards sustainable tourism using khalifah perspectives. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development (JISED), 5 (34) pp. 29-43
2020 Consumers purchase intention of halal brand products in Bosnia and Herzegovina: extension version of theory planned behaviour. International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, () pp.
2020 Fiqh approach in halal logistic operation. TEST Engineering and Management, 83 (March-April) pp. 18027 -18033
2020 Influencing factors for Malaysian Muslim women consumers in purchasing of non-certified halal international brand makeup products in Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur. Journal of Halal Industry and Services, 3 (1) pp. 1-13
2020 Muslim-friendly railway services: concept and challenges of Malaysian Electric Train Service (ETS). Journal of Halal Industry and Services, 3 (1) pp. 1-13
2020 Nature’s sustainable aqua gift: Pearl in Unani medicine. Journal of Halal Industry & Services, 3 (Special Issue) pp. 1-5
2020 Role of halalan thoyyiban consumption. @Halal, () pp. 8-8
2020 The importance of preserving the freshness of fish to fulfil the tayyiban based on the analysis of scientific and Islamic jurisprudence principles. Food Research, 4 (Supplement 1 (Special Issue: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019)) pp. 274-280
2020 Unani medical tourism in India: scope, influential factors, development strategies. Journal of Halal Industry & Services, 3 (Special Issue) pp. 1-5
2020 Underlying the dimension of knowledge factors in purchasing Halal product among Muslim consumers. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5 (4) pp. 34-40
2019 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) coupled with multivariate calibration and discriminant analysis for authentication of extra virgin olive oil from rambutan seed fat. Food Research, 3 (6) pp. 727-733
2019 Muslim-friendly hospital services framework. Halal Journal, 3 () pp.
2019 The role of Halal certification on purchase intention towards food products from MENA countries: a SEM study. Journal of Islamic Monetary Economics and Finance, 5 (1) pp. 63-88
2019 The use of FTIR and Raman spectroscopy in combination with chemometrics for analysis of biomolecules in biomedical fluids: a review. Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, 8 (3-4) pp. 55-71
2018 A research framework of the halal certification role in purchase intention of Muslim consumers of the food products from Muslim majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa. International Journal of Modern Trends in Business Research, 1 (2) pp. 15-28
2018 Exploring the elements of Muslim-friendly airline services. Journal of Halal Industry & Services, 1 (1) pp. 1-11
2017 Study on physiochemical properties and the halalness of commercially marketed vinegar in Malaysia. International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24 (Suppl.) pp. S428-S435
2017 The concept and component of contaminated animals (Al-Jallalah Animals). International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24 (Suppl.) pp. S436-S440
2017 The standard elements for muslim-friendly accommodation premises. Journal Of Contemporary Islamic Studies, 3 (2) pp. 121-134
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Development of framework for Malaysian halal industry education ecosystem. In: 1st International Research Conference on Shariah Compliant Industries (IRCSCI - SCIGED2021) KPBKL,
2019 The implementation of Asean GAqP in overcoming Al-Jallalah related issues; with the focus on shariah-compliant and sustainability elements. In: International Symposium on Research in Innovation and Sustainability (Isoris) 2019,
2019 The Importance of implementing good aquaculture practices based on the analysis of scientific and Islamic jurisprudence principles. In: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019,
2019 The importance of implementing good aquaculture practices based on the analysis of Qur’anic verses. In: International Symposium on Research in Innovation and Sustainability (Isoris) 2019,
2019 The theoantropocentric based model of demand and supply. In: International Symposium on Research in Innovation and Sustainability (Isoris) 2019,
2018 The importance of the halal certification based on Imam Nursi’s concept of frugality. In: International Conference on Halal Innovation in Products and Services 2018 (i-CHIPS 2018),
2017 Moderation (wasatiyyah) in Islam and its manifestations from the Quran and Sunnah: Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s perspective. In: International Conference on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Thought on Wasatiyyah and An Examplary Society,
2015 The importance of halal consumption in forming a civilized Muslim . In: International Conference on Empowering Islamic Civilization in the 21st Century (ICIC 2015),
2015 The importance of halal consumption in forming a civilized Muslim. In: – International Conference on Empowering Islamic Civilization in the 21st Century,
Book

2018 Halal 101 terminologies. HH Academic, ISBN: 978-967-16545-0-7
Book Section

2018 Technical review on vinegar fermentation process and physiochemical properties of vinegar product based on Shariah and scientific perspectives. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-10-7256-7, pp. 491-499