Halaal and Haraam Foods

Last modified on August 6th, 2020 at 8:09 am

Did it ever cross your mind what food and drinks are Halaal and Haraam in Islamic Shariah and the reason behind for prohibiting and allowing some?

Allah Subhanah Wata’ala mentions in the Qur’an Surat Al Baqarah: 168. ‘O! People eat what is on earth lawful and good’. He also mentions in Surat Al-Araf: 157. ‘He allows them as lawful what is good and pure and prohibits them from what is bad and impure’.

Allah allowed us the pure food and prohibited us impure food and harmful ones. This is the rule in permitting and prohibiting. And this is from His Kindness on us. Allah has permitted many kinds of food and drinks and   forbidden certain things. Halaal is all food and Haraam is exception. This is also a blessing from Allah on us.

Now, let us start with the drinks that have prohibited and permitted. Allah has permitted for us pure water, honey, yoghurt and milk that is produced from pure and Halaal animals.

Juices such as orange juice, pomegranate, grapes and many more. And drinks that are taken from plants and trees like tea, coffee, ginger and many more. We are forbidden to drink all intoxicants like wine, beer, alcohol, and impurities e.g. Blood.

As for wild animals, Allah has permitted for us all types of cattle such as Goats, Sheep and Cows. In addition to wild animals that do not have fangs like Giraffes, Zebras, Rabbits and many more. And we have been disallowed from eating predators, such as Lions, Leopards, Cats and all that preys with the fangs. We are also forbidden certain animals such as Pigs and Donkeys as an exclusion from the rest. And we are also forbidden from eating impure animals such as Rats, Mice, and Insects and the animals that eat the carcasses like Dogs. And any animal that produces toxic substances such as the Snake.

As for Birds, many types are permitted for us to eat such as the Chicken, Ducks, Geese, Turkey, Pigeons, Wild Birds, and many more. However, it is forbidden for us to eat any Bird that has talons which are used to attack its prey such as Eagles, Owls and Falcons.

As for vegetation, Allah permitted for us all types of fruits, vegetables, and seeds that do not harm human body. Therefore, we are prohibited to consume any plants that are poisonous and cause harm to the human body.                                                              

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