halaltrip story

Our Story

When Fazal founded Crescentrating in 2008, his vision was also to build a Trip Advisor like travel platform for Muslim travelers. Then in 2010 HalalTrip was founded by Kareem as a Muslim hotel review site. In 2013, Crescentrating acquired HalalTrip.

In 2014, we started working on making Halal Trip a comprehensive online lifestyle platform to inspire Muslims to travel and explore the world. The revamped platform along with its mobile app was launched in January 2015 to start our journey to fulfill our vision. Since then, it has been cited as one of the "50 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups" and the "11 most innovative Asian Muslim startups" in 2015. Today Halal Trip is the largest Muslim and Halal focused travel platform

Our Mobile app is available for iPhone, iPads and Android devices

Through HalalTrip, we strive to make place discovery and trip planning fun and intuitive... Read more

Our Story

When Fazal founded Crescentrating in 2008, his vision was also to build a Trip Advisor like travel platform for Muslim travelers. Then in 2010 HalalTrip was founded by Kareem as a Muslim hotel review site. In 2013, Crescentrating acquired HalalTrip.

In 2014, we started working on making Halal Trip a comprehensive online lifestyle platform to inspire Muslims to travel and explore the world. The revamped platform along with its mobile app was launched in January 2015 to start our journey to fulfill our vision. Since then, it has been cited as one of the "50 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups" and the "11 most innovative Asian Muslim startups" in 2015. Today Halal Trip is the largest Muslim and Halal focused travel platform

Our Mobile app is available for iPhone, iPads and Android devices

Through HalalTrip, we strive to make place discovery and trip planning fun and intuitive with our growing library of travel tips and video reviews. We want to bring together the global community by encouraging them to share and review Mosques, Halal Restaurants, Halal food dishes, Attractions and travel ideas. It also includes essential tools such as Qibla direction finder, Prayer times and In-flight prayer calculator.

We will continue to embrace new technology and innovate, to enable Muslims to explore the city they live or other cities while they travel, a fun, intuitive and a worry free experience. Read less

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Our Team

Fazal Bahardeen is the Founder of CrescentRating. After a 18-year corporate career, he decided to venture into entrepreneurship. Having experienced the difficulty of finding basic needs as a Muslim traveler, he founded CrescentRating in 2008, in a quest to make travel easier for Muslims. In 2014 Crescentrating launched the HalalTrip platform along with its mobile app with a vision to become the trusted trip advisor for Muslim travelers.

Fazal Bahardeen

Fazal Bahardeen

(Founder & CEO)

Fazal Bahardeen is the Founder of CrescentRating. After a 18-year corporate career, he decided to venture into entrepreneurship. Having experienced the difficulty of finding basic needs as a Muslim traveler, he founded CrescentRating in 2008, in a quest to make travel easier for Muslims. In 2014 Crescentrating launched the HalalTrip platform along with its mobile app with a vision to become the trusted trip advisor for Muslim travelers.

Raudha Zaini is the Strategic Partnerships & Projects Lead at HalalTrip. She spearheads global destination marketing projects and drive key partner relationships with the aim of translating her passion for travel into innovative products that offer unique experiences to Muslim travelers.

Raudha Zaini

Raudha Zaini

Strategic Partnerships & Projects Lead

Raudha Zaini is the Strategic Partnerships & Projects Lead at HalalTrip. She spearheads global destination marketing projects and drive key partner relationships with the aim of translating her passion for travel into innovative products that offer unique experiences to Muslim travelers.

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin is the Brand Communications Strategist of HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She manages content across all platforms and is enthusiastic about making travel accessible for everyone. Her goal is to manage a platform that appeals and remains ever-relevant to Muslim millennials who desire to travel across the globe.

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin

Brand Communications Strategist

Nur Hazirah Jamaludin is the Brand Communications Strategist of HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She manages content across all platforms and is enthusiastic about making travel accessible for everyone. Her goal is to manage a platform that appeals and remains ever-relevant to Muslim millennials who desire to travel across the globe.

Nurhafihz is a PhD research scholar in marketing. Combining theory with practice, he brings over a decade of experience spanning public and private sectors. A Chartered Marketer (UK), he sits on several advisory and editorial boards including the Journal of Islamic Marketing (Emerald Publishing). He also has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and has taught public workshops and executive training programs.

Nurhafihz Noor

Nurhafihz Noor

Senior Research Consultant

Nurhafihz is a PhD research scholar in marketing. Combining theory with practice, he brings over a decade of experience spanning public and private sectors. A Chartered Marketer (UK), he sits on several advisory and editorial boards including the Journal of Islamic Marketing (Emerald Publishing). He also has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and has taught public workshops and executive training programs.

Nurul Ain Azhar is a content creator and contributor at HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She co-hosts The Halal Travel Podcast with her colleagues, a publication that candidly explores topics on travel, food and lifestyle. She also actively appears on The HalalTrip Show – a live streaming gameshow hosted on YouTube. As part of the brand’s humanizing efforts, she intends to introduce initiatives that aims to build bridges between the brand and its consumers.

Nurul Ain Azhar

Nurul Ain Azhar

Content Creator & Contributor

Nurul Ain Azhar is a content creator and contributor at HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She co-hosts The Halal Travel Podcast with her colleagues, a publication that candidly explores topics on travel, food and lifestyle. She also actively appears on The HalalTrip Show – a live streaming gameshow hosted on YouTube. As part of the brand’s humanizing efforts, she intends to introduce initiatives that aims to build bridges between the brand and its consumers.

Danishah Rosli is the Digital Content Producer at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She produces media content such as videos and images, especially for HalalTrip's YouTube channel. From Islamic to lifestyle content, her goal is to create works that motivate Muslims to travel and discover the beauty of the world.

Danishah Rosli

Danishah Rosli

Digital Content Producer

Danishah Rosli is the Digital Content Producer at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She produces media content such as videos and images, especially for HalalTrip's YouTube channel. From Islamic to lifestyle content, her goal is to create works that motivate Muslims to travel and discover the beauty of the world.

Moiz Mustafa is the Product Innovation and Digitalization Lead at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. He spearheads the travel products section of HalalTrip. His goal is to provide a seamless travel experience for Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling. He also overlooks HalalTrip's digital assets.

Moiz Mustafa

Moiz Mustafa

Product Innovation & Digitalization Lead

Moiz Mustafa is the Product Innovation and Digitalization Lead at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. He spearheads the travel products section of HalalTrip. His goal is to provide a seamless travel experience for Halal-conscious travellers, i.e Muslim travellers who do not wish to compromise their basic faith-based needs while travelling. He also overlooks HalalTrip's digital assets.

Maryam Mohammad is the Product Development Strategist at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She manages global accounts of Crescent Rated Members from across various hospitality segments at HalalTrip. She works with Digital Content Strategist in generating content ideas to promote Crescent Rated Members on HalalTrip's Halal Travel Blog.

Maryam Mohammad

Maryam Mohammad

Product Development Strategist

Maryam Mohammad is the Product Development Strategist at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She manages global accounts of Crescent Rated Members from across various hospitality segments at HalalTrip. She works with Digital Content Strategist in generating content ideas to promote Crescent Rated Members on HalalTrip's Halal Travel Blog.

Kafeel Ahmed is tech lead for CrescentRating. He leads our technology development team for CrescentRating and HalalTrip, on Web and Mobile backend.

Kafeel Ahmad

Kafeel Ahmad

Technical Lead

Kafeel Ahmed is tech lead for CrescentRating. He leads our technology development team for CrescentRating and HalalTrip, on Web and Mobile backend.

Muhammad Ridhwan is the Digital Content Strategist at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. He manages a team of writers to ensure that their written content meets HalalTrip's standards by regularly communicating with them and ensuring deadlines are met. He also creates content that aligns with HalalTrip's aims - to make travelling accessible to Muslim travelers.

Muhammad Ridhwan

Muhammad Ridhwan

Digital Content Strategist

Muhammad Ridhwan is the Digital Content Strategist at HalalTrip - a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. He manages a team of writers to ensure that their written content meets HalalTrip's standards by regularly communicating with them and ensuring deadlines are met. He also creates content that aligns with HalalTrip's aims - to make travelling accessible to Muslim travelers.

We have been featured in

newsweek

"Halal Trip is an app that helps Muslims traveling to new cities to find mosques and halal restaurants...Halal Trip has plenty of specific features for Muslim users, including an interactive map."

forbes

"To this end, Halaltrip.com is worth a look. It shares similarities with Tripadvisor.com, but it specifically targets Muslims. Hotels are rated on their quality and service, but they also receive a rating on other features, such as whether they are located near mosques or halal restaurants."

cnn

"لأول مرة.. تطبيق إلكتروني يتيح لصاحبه "السياحة الحلال" بتحديد مواقع المطاعم والمساجد عالميا"

For the first time an App allows the users to identify the locations of restaurants and mosques globally.

Was also included as one of the most important applications that Arab travelers can benefit.

Halal Trip: يستخدم السياح المسلمون هذا التطبيق لمعرفة المطاعم القريبة منهم في رحلاتهم السياحية والتي تقدم اللحوم التي تُذبح على الطريقة الإسلامية، كما يمكن للمستخدم إضافة مطاعم جديدة لمساعدة السياح الآخرين.

Halal Trip : Muslim travelers can use this application to find nearby restaurants while travelling that offer Halal food. The user can also add new restaurants to help other travelers

techinasia

"HalalTrip, an in-depth information guide and resource for destinations across the world."

news straits times

“For those who like to eat out for breaking of fast and look for new culinary places, you can try Halaltrip app to find recommended places which are guaranteed Halal. In addition to finding the nearest restaurant, you can also add your favourite places here."

st

"Halal Trip, an online travel website specializing in halal and family-friendly travel, has allowed its mobile app to give Muslim travelers a simple way to find prayer times and locations whether on air, land or sea. "

"The new feature instantly calculates the prayer times for the current location, the distances for nearby mosques and the time it will take to reach them."

st

"HalalTrip.com, which is like a TripAdvisor for Muslims, with city guides, reviews, dining passes and more."

stay interesting

"HalalTrip.com, has popped up to offer Muslim consumers everything from halal restaurants to a booking service for Muslim-friendly hotels, and a prayer guide that calculates the correct time for those in transit to pray according to their flight path."

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Singapore 419715

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