Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, also known as MUIS, is the Islamic authority in charge of the affairs of the Muslim population in Singapore.
Among other things, Muis provides Halal Certification services and regulates Singapore Halal industry. Under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), Muis is vested with the sole legal powers to issue Halal certificates in Singapore.
Established in 1978, Muis Halal Certification is voluntary. The move to set up its Halal Certification Strategic Unit was driven by the increasing demand for Singapore products being Halal-certified and for eating establishments.
In 2016, Muis certified more than 4,000 premises and has played an important role as the custodian of Halal food assurance for Singapore’s 15% Muslim population. Furthermore, the burgeoning Halal food industry with the availability of many Halal-certified eating establishments has helped foster social interaction between individuals from diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.