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What is Halal


Halal Haram
Definition It is an Arabic word meaning things or actions permitted, allowable or lawful in Islam It is an Arabic word meaning things or actions that are unlawful, illegal, prohibited or not allowed in Islam
Actions Good Deeds Bad Deeds
Things Halal Food Haram Food

As depicted above, from an Islamic point of view, the two terms Halal and Haram take very specific, well-defined meaning impacting all aspect of activities of a Muslim’s day to day life. Halal and Haram injunctions govern food and dietary laws – what to and what not to consume; financial dealings including ethics of trade and commerce; dress code for male and female; family and social relationship matters such as marriage, adoption, inheritance; social behavior, conduct and etiquettes; and so on. Muslims make a conscious endeavor to follow injunctions relating to Halal (lawful) and Haram (Unlawful) principles, as they govern every facet of their life. Since food is an important part of daily life, food laws carry a special significance. Everything is Halal to consume, except for the following categories, which can be found in common food products:

  • Carrions-dead animals or animals improperly slaughtered
  • Hazardous, Poisonous and Harmful substances
  • Blood and all blood by-products
  • Pig and all its by-products
  • Carnivorous animals and birds of prey and other certain animals
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Reptiles, Rodents & Insects
  • Human Body parts