Showing posts with label Halal Haram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halal Haram. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Useful Guide to Halal Food as per Islamic Law

A Useful Guide to Halal Food as per Islamic Law

 What is the meaning of Halal?

HALAL in general term means permitted, allowed, authorized, approved, sanctioned, lawful, legal, legitimate or licit. The word ‘Food for Muslims’ or ‘food certified Halal’ or ‘Halal’ means it can be had or permitted for eating and must be carry all the legal documents for verification

Prophet(s) Muhammad is reported to have said:
"Halal is clear and Haram is clear; in between these two are certain things that are suspected. Many people may not know whether those items are Halal or Haram. Whosoever leaves them, he is innocent towards his religion and his conscience. He is, therefore, safe. Anyone who gets involved in any of these suspected items, he may fall into the unlawful and the prohibited. This case is similar to the one who wished to raise his animals too close to a restricted area, so that the animals may step into that area. Indeed for every landlord there is a restricted area. Indeed the restriction of Allah are the Haram." (Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim)

For a product to be Halal(lawful) for Muslim consumption all its ingredients should be Halal. Follow the following list:

1. Read the ingredients on label carefully. Ingredients are listed according to the amounts present.

The first ingredient listed is present in the largest amount.

2. Identify the Halal/Haram/Mushbooh status of each ingredient using this guide.
3. Search the ingredient name in the list and its status will be next to it.
4. If all ingredients of a product are Halal, the product is fit for Muslim consumption.
5. If any of the ingredient is Haram, the product should not be consumed.
6. If any ingredient falls under Mushbooh category avoid this product, as the Prophet has advised us to avoid doubtful matters. This ingredient could come from a Haram source. To find out the status of this ingredient you should write or call the manufacturer of the product

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Reasons that Deprive or Reduce Rizq (Sustenance) In Islam

Reasons that Deprive or Reduce Rizq (Sustenance) In Islam

Following are the various Reasons that Deprive or Reduce or Decrease Rizq (Sustenance) In Islam. One must avoid these reason and also guide others for not doing these. May Allah increase the Rizq (Sustenance) in abundance in all our lives. Ameen

1. To eat without washing the hands.

2. To eat without covering the head.

3. To eat in the dark.

4. To eat and drink whilst sitting at the doorstep.

5. To eat near the deceased.

6. To eat without bathing after sexual intercourse or a nocturnal emission.

7. To delay eating after the food has been served.

8. To eat on a bed without laying a dining-mat.

9. To eat on a bed whilst you are sitting by the headboard and the food is served towards the direction where you place your feet (at the time of sleeping).

10. To bite off the bread instead of breaking it with the hands (those who eat burgers should also take care).

11. To use broken clay or porcelain plates, cups etc. (It is Makruh to drink water, tea etc. from the side of a cup that is chipped. Do not use the plates, cups etc. that are cracked as there are many harmful germs and bacteria that may be embedded within the cracks and may cause deceases).

12. Not to clean the used plates, pots etc.

13. To wash the hands in the container used for eating.

14. To swallow food-particles stuck between the teeth after removing them by dental floss or toothpick etc.

15. To leave the plates, glasses etc. used for eating uncovered. One should recite Bismillah and cover them because if left uncovered, calamities descend into the food and drink and spoil them, causing illness.

16. To throw bread at such places where it would be disrespected or trampled by people.

17. To sleep in excess. (This can also cause ignorance).

18. To sleep naked.

19. To urinate shamelessly. (Those that urinate in public on roadsides should pay heed).

20. To be lazy in picking up fallen crumbs or bits of food from the dining-mat.

21. To burn the peel of an onion or garlic.

22. To sweep one’s home with clothes.

23. To sweep at night.

24. To leave trash (garbage) inside the home.

25. To walk ahead of the Mashaikh (scholars and saints).

26. To call parents by their names.

27. To clean the hands with mud or sand.

28. To stand whilst leaning on a side of the door.

29. To make Wudu in the lavatory.

30. To sew clothes etc. whilst wearing them.

31. To wipe one’s face with the clothing one is wearing.

32. To leave spiders’ webs in the home.

33. To be lazy in offering Salah.

34. To exit the Masjid early after offering Salat al-Fajr.

35. To go to the market very early in the morning.

36. To come back from the marketplace late.

37. To curse children. (Some women often curse their children. Then they also complain about the lack of blessings in sustenance).

38. To commit sins, specifically lies.

39. To put out an oil lamp by blowing.

40. To use a broken comb.

41. Not to make Du’a for one’s parents.

42. To wrap the turban around the head whilst sitting.

43. To put on the pants or pyjamas whilst standing.

44. To avoid performing good deeds.

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Excerpted from:
Ta'leem al-Muta'allim Pages 73-76
Sunni Bahishti Zaiwar, Pages 595-601

Monday, June 22, 2015

Information on Islamic Halal & Haram Food

Information on Islamic Halal & Haram Food

Rules about halal eating and drinking. What must a Muslim Eat? What is Forbidden for a Muslim in eating?

Allah says in the Qur’an, “ O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allâh, if it is indeed He Whom you worship.” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)

"O People, eat from the land what is permitted & good & do not follow in the footsteps of Shaitan, for he is an open enemy to you."
(Al Baqarah, 2:168)


Muslims are allowed to eat what is "good" (Qur'an 2:168) - that is, what is pure, clean, wholesome, nourishing, and pleasing to the taste. In general, everything is allowed (halal) except what has been specifically forbidden.

1) - Plants, fruits, vegetables and grains: All of these can be eaten as long as they are not harmful and poisonous to human beings.

2) - Living Animals : Divided into three:
A- Sea Animals
B- Land Animals
C- Birds

A- Sea  Animals

Only Fishes having scales are allowed. Other sea creatures such as sharks, turtles, whales, lobsters and crabs are Haraam. Prawns and Shrimps can be eaten. Only alive fishes removed from water is treated as Halal no matter who and how you catch it

B- Land Animals

Allah has permitted the eating of some animals and forbidden other animals. The first five verses of Surah Al Maidah (The Table Spread) give a brief information on halal and haram food

Domestic animals such as Camels, Cows, Goats and Sheep are permissible to eat. Wild Animals such as mountain sheep, wild cows and asses, gazelles and deer are permitted.

Animals that possess canine teeth or fangs aur forbidden from eating for a muslim such as dogs, rabbits, elephants and monkeys , snakes and tortoises.  Insects such as fleas and lice are also forbidden. However, locusts are permissible.

There are specific verses in the Holy Qur'an forbidding the eating of a pig.

Eating the meat of a horse, donkey or mule is Makruh (undesirable).

C- Birds.

There are two conditions for eating Birds

i- The body is covered with feathers.
ii- They are not classes as birds of prey (possessing talons).

How to distinguish between birds that are permitted or not

i- Every bird which, when in flight glides more than the flapping of its wings cannot be eaten.
ii- If a particular bird's movement is not known, then before eating one must check for the presence of one of the following:
a craw (where grain collects in the throat),
a gizzard (part of the stomach) or a projection (a fork-like extension on the bird's foot which performs the function of a talon).

Thus chickens, turkeys, pigeons and all small birds are permissible to eat. Even ostriches and peacocks are allowed.
Birds of prey like eagles, hawks and vultures are Haraam to eat. Crows, rooks and ravens should not be eaten either.

Other animals, which fly but are not, classified, as birds such as bats, bees and other flying insects are Haraam.

However, please note that in cases where one is in danger of dying through starvation, anything, including forbidden things, can be consumed to save life. This must be done as a last resort and only the absolute minimum must be eaten and must not be treated as permissible in Islam


Muslims are enjoined by their religion to abstain from eating certain foods. This is in the interest of health and cleanliness, and in obedience to God. In the Qur'an (2:173, 5:3, 5:90-91, 6:145, 16:115), the following foods and drinks are strictly prohibited by God

* Dead meat (i.e. carcass of an already-dead animal)
* Blood
* Flesh of swine (pork)
* Intoxicating drinks
* Meat of an animal that has been sacrificed to idols
* Meat of an animal that died from strangulation or blunt force
* Meat from which wild animals have already eaten

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ingredient and status of halal and haram food in Islam

Ingredient and status of halal and haram food in Islam


Halal: Halal is a Quranic term which means allowed or lawful. Halal foods and drinks are permitted for consumption by Allah-the Supreme Law Giver. Eating Halal is obligatory on every Muslim.

Haram: Haram is a Quranic term which means prohibited or unlawful. Haram foods and drinks are absolutely prohibited by Allah. Eating Haram is forbidden for every Muslim.

Mushbooh: Mushbooh is an Arabic term which means suspected. If one does not know the Halal or Harm status of a particular food or drink, such a food or drink is doubtful. A practicing Muslims prevents himself from consuming doubtful things.

Ingredient Status
Acetic Acid Halal
Alcohol Haram
Ammonium Sulfate Halal
Ammonium Chloride Halal
Animal Fat Haram (Depends)
Animal Shortening Haram
Ascorbic Acid Halal
Aspartame Halal
Bacon (Pork), Swine Haram
Benzoate/Benzoic Acid Halal
BHA Halal
BHT Halal
Calcium Carbonate Halal
Calcium Sulfate Halal
Carrageenan Halal
Cholesterol Mushbooh
Citric Acid Halal
Cocoa Butter Halal
Collagen (Pork) Haram
Corn Meal / Corn Starch Halal
Corn Syrup Halal
Dextrin / Dextrose Halal
Dicalcium Phosphate Halal
Diglyceride Mushbooh
Diglyceride (plant) Halal
EDTA Halal
Enzyme Mushbooh
Ergocalciferol Halal
Ergosterol Halal
Ethoxylated Mono-/Di Glyceride Mushbooh
Fatty Acid Mushbooh
Ferrous Sulfate Halal
Fructose Halal
Fungal Protease Enzyme Halal
Gelatin / Kosher Gelatin Haram
Glucose Halal
Glyceride Mushbooh
Glycerol / Glycerin Mushbooh
Glycerol Stearate Mushbooh
Glycogen Mushbooh
Gum Acacia Halal
Hormones Mushbooh
Hydrogenated Oil Halal
Hydrolyzed Animal Protein Mushbooh
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Halal
Lard Haram
Leavenings Halal
Lecithin (commercial) Halal
Malt Halal
Malto Dextrin Halal
Molases Halal
Monocalcium Phosphate Halal
Mono Saccharides Halal
Monoglycerides Mushbooh
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Halal
Nitrates / Nitrites Halal
Nonfat Dry Milk Halal
Oxalic Acid Halal
PABA Halal
Vegetable Oil Halal
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Halal
Pectic Materials Halal
Pectin Halal
Pepsin Mushbooh
Phospholipid Mushbooh
Phosphoric Acid Halal
Pork Haram
Potassium Benzoate Halal
Potassium Bromate Halal
Potassium Citrate Halal
Propionate Halal
Propionic Acid Halal
Renin / Rennet Mushbooh
Saccharine Halal
Salt Halal
Shortening Mushbooh
Soy Protein Halal
Soybean Oil Halal
Sucrose Halal
Tapioca Halal
Tricalcium Phosphate Halal
Vinegar Halal
Whey Mushbooh
Yeast Halal
What is Islamic Slaughtering or zabihah or simply halal meat.

What is Islamic Slaughtering or zabihah or simply halal meat.

Muslims are enjoined to slaughter their livestock by slitting the animal's throat in a swift and merciful manner, reciting God’s name with the words, "In the name of God, God is Most Great" (Qur'an 6:118-121). This is in acknowledgement that life is sacred, and that one must kill only with God's permission, to meet one's lawful need for food. The animal is then bled completely before consumption. Meat prepared in this manner is called zabihah, or simply, halal meat.

Some Muslims will abstain from eating meat if they are uncertain of how it was slaughtered. They place importance on the animal having been slaughtered in a humane fashion with the remembrance of God and gratefulness for this sacrifice of the animal's life. They also place importance on the animal having been bled properly, as otherwise it would not be considered healthy to eat.

Some Muslims living in predominantly-Christian countries hold the opinion that one may eat commercial meat (apart from pork, of course), and pronounce God’s name at the time of eating it. This opinion is based on the Qur'anic verse (5:5) that the food of Christians and Jews is lawful for Muslims.

Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441