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What Is Halal?


Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. The opposite of halal is haram,
which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. However, we will use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, food contact materials and also medicines for health care.


While many things are clearly halal or clearly haram, there are some things which are not clear. The questionable or suspect items are referred to as mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable.


Concept of Halal


The word “Halal” Literally means permissible and in translation, it is usually used as
lawful. Opposite to Halal is Haram, which means unlawful or forbidden. With today’s
manufacturing and medicine production, it is hard to know what goes in the capsules, pills, cream, suspensions we consumed. Ingredient labeling helps, but not everything is listed, and what is listed is often a mystery.


In reference to food, it is dietary standard, as prescribed in the Quran the Muslim
scripture. General Quranic guidance dictates that all foods are Halal except those that are specifically mentioned as Haram (unlawful or prohibited). Islam is the natural way of life. Its economical system is just; its social system is based on cooperation and brotherhood; its political system is based on consultation and dietary laws are verysimple and beneficial for all the humanity.


The life of the Muslim revolves around the concept of Halal. However, A Muslim must consume Halal medicine too rather than only restricted to foods and drinks.


The concept of Halal in Islam has very specific motives;
1. To preserve the purity of religion
2. To safeguard the Islamic mentality
3. To preserve Life
4. To safeguard property
5. To safeguard future generations
6. To maintain self-respect and integrity.




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