The global halal economy comprises businesses whose operations comply with the principles of Shariah. In spite of the word halal being associated with the religion of Islam, a halal economy ultimately benefits the entire global community. Most of the founding principles of a Shariah-compliant economy are naturally aligned with the universally recognised values of ethics and sustainability. As a result, Islamic values have a universal appeal making many halal products and services equally attractive to non-Muslim consumers, particularly in the light of current global sentiments where the demand for ethical and socially-conscious product offerings are on the rise. The global halal products and services ecosystem encompasses various inter-related industries that may be clustered into four major groups, namely: food, travel, lifestyle and finance.