The purpose of this study is to explore if country of origin influences the purchase intention in selecting Halal brands from Muslim and non-Muslim countries. This research paper is based on a participant observation in a simulation shopping environment to identify the effect of country of origin on Muslim consumers when purchasing Halal brands, and using a semi-structured in-depth interview to elicit the perception of Muslim consumers. The results of the study indicate that country of origin has no effect on the consumers when choosing Halal brands. Although there are claims that Muslim countries are more reliable, in reality, country of origin does not affect the purchase intention when selecting Halal brands. Indeed, the decisions to select Halal brands for majority of respondents were based on taste, price and packaging. It was also found that when talking about Halal, the majority of respondents did say that they have different opinion in Halal certified by Muslim countries versus the non-Muslim ones. Thus, a model was achieved that reveals the factors affecting the purchase intention of consumers in the marketplace which are: Halal requirements, Halal industry procedures, business environment, Halal interpretation and manpower resources. Finally, another finding indicates that the United Kingdom is the most reliable non-Muslim country, while Saudi Arabia has been found to have stringent legislation in Halal compliance among Muslim countries.