HALAL & HARAM:
Halal and Haram are two broad categories into which things have been divided for Muslims according to Islam. Halal is all things that are permissible for Muslims while Haram refers to anything that is prohibited in the Qur’ran or would result in sin when committed by a Muslim.
The basic structure of Islam is the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and one of Islam's beauties is that it forbids only that which is unnecessary and harmful while providing alternatives that are better and give greater ease and comfort. Whatever Allah (SWT) has sent for humanity is lawful for all people and whatever He has forbidden is forbidden to all. Haram remains Haram no matter how good the intention, how honorable the purpose and how lofty the aim may be.
Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) has divided the Halal & Haram into three categories:
1. Halal (permissible)
2. Haram (not-permissible)
3. And in between halal and haram, these are doubtful matters.
Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) advised the Muslims to not fall in the doubtful matters, he said: “So whoever abstains from the doubtful matters has saved his religion and his honor”.
The list of Haram things is very limited and that of Halal is very vast, based on the Qur'an. The term Haram is applied to:
Most non-Muslims have heard of ‘halal meat’, that is meat from animals slaughtered under the way and the name of God. Dhabh (Zabihah), this is the prescribed method of slaughter of permitted animals regulated by a set of rules intended to ensure the health of the animal to be slaughtered and conformance to Islamic religious law, which is derived from the Quran and hadiths.
These rules are as follows-:
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