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Presentation on Halal and Haram

  • By A. Jan and R. Jan


  • Definitions
    • Halal
    • Haram
    • Makruh
  • Examples
  • Quotes
  • References


  • Any action which is approved by the Quran or the express approval or silence from the Prophet.
  • English meaning: lawful

Halal (cont’d)

  • In heaven, everything will be halal, even wine. It wont be the kind that gets people drunk. It will be flavorful and tasty. 37:47
  • Halal meat is slaughtered in a way that the animals die painlessly. Allah's name is mentioned. The blood is drained so the meat is more healthy. This preparation is called Dhabiha meat.
  • Remember...if you stay away from food that you are not allowed to eat for Allah's sake, He will reward you more

Halal (cont’d)

  • “O people, eat from the earth what is lawful and good. But do not follow in the ways of Shaitan for he is your declared enemy.” (2:168)‏
  • The food as well as drink used by a Muslim should be lawful (halal) and pure (layyib).
  • “They ask thee (O' Prophet) what is made lawful for them. Say: (All) good and wholesome things are made lawful for you.”

Halal (cont’d)

  • Things that you are allowed to do
  • Halal food is for our own protection
  • The best thing for you to consume is fresh halal meat, fruit, vegetables, grains, fresh baked breads, pastries, and sweets


  • Any action forbidden by Allah in the Quran or by the Prophet. Any action against the spirit of Islam.
  • English meaning: unlawful

Haram (cont’d)

  • Haram food is bad for us. It can cause us to get very sick
  • If you drink red wine to cure your heart, you get addicted and want more and more. Eventually, you might get drunk.
  • Most brands of the Jello and marshmallows have gelatin that is made of pig and cow hooves. Gelatin is used to make marshmallows creamier.
  • Food is not the only thing that is haram. Showing of your body is Haram. The prophet disliked it when women did that.
  • Intoxication: anything that causes you to loose your senses
  • “O you who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have supplied you, and render thanks to Allah if you are (indeed) His worshipers. He hath forbidden you carrion; and blood; and the flesh of swine and that over which any name other than that of Allah hath been invoked” (2 : 172, 173).

Haram (cont’d)

  • Backbiting is an evil tongue. It is unlawful to Islam. The Holy Quran condemns it by stating: “O’ you, who believe! Shun much suspicion for verily some suspicion is a crime. Would any of you like to eat of the flesh of his dead brother? But you abhor it. And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.” 49:12
  • Backbiting is when a person says mean things about others in their absence. This grave sin has likened to the eating of flesh of the dead body of a brother. It is an admitted fact that a Muslim is the brother of a Muslim and as such deserves his help and co-operation but a backbiter acts contrary to it.
  • When a person is backbiting, the person being backbitten cannot defend himself because he himself is not there. For this reason, backbiting is strictly prohibited in Islam and one who is accustomed to this habit, shall not enter Paradise. (Muslim)


  • Any action which is not forbidden but seems to the limits to the halal standards.
  • Strongly prohibited due to harmful effects (individual vs. mass)
  • English meaning: is nearly an unlawful thing.

Examples for Kids

  • When you see other kids eating pepperoni pizza or eating marsh mallows, what do you do? Do you do it too? What do you think?
  • There is wine in the fridge. That is Haram too.

Examples for Kids

  • Sometimes it's pretty tempting to eat it because almost everyone is eating it. But you should always remember that you don't have to be the same as everyone. If someone asks, just say,” It's part of my religion,”
  • Bacon
  • Sausage

Examples for Kids

  • Before you eat something that your not sure about, don't be afraid to ask or look at the ingredients on the back.
  • Marshmallows


  • “They ask you about liquor and gambling. Tell them, 'There is both harm and benefit in them for people. But the harm is greater than the benefit.” 2:219
  • The Arabic meaning for gambling literally means “getting something easily without working for it.” It is haram (unlawful) in Islam to win money without the least amount of effort.
  • Wine makes you intoxicated and causes you to go crazy. When you are intoxicated, you are not allowed to enter any mosque. If you do, you will get banned immediately.


  • “He has given you garments to protect you from heat and coats of armor to save you from mutual violence. Thus doth He perfect his favor unto you in order that you may surrender.” 16:81
  • Islam thinks it is morally necessary that both male and female, whatever country or nation, should conceal there body other than the face, hands, and feet.

Quran – Intoxicants and Gambling (002.219)

  • YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider-
  • PICKTHAL: They question thee about strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness. And they ask thee what they ought to spend. Say: that which is superfluous. Thus Allah makes plain to you (His) revelations, that haply ye may reflect.
  • SHAKIR: They ask you about intoxicants and games of chance. Say: In both of them there is a great sin and means of profit for men, and their sin is greater than their profit. And they ask you as to what they should spend. Say: What you can spare. Thus does Allah make clear to you the communications, that you may ponder

Quran – Intoxicants and Gambling (005.090)

  • YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.
  • PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed.
  • SHAKIR: O you who believe! intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the Shaitan's work; shun it therefore that you may be successful.

Quran – Intoxicants and Gambling (005.091)

  • YUSUFALI: Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?
  • PICKTHAL: Satan seeks only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from (His) worship. Will ye then have done?
  • SHAKIR: The Shaitan only desires to cause enmity and hatred to spring in your midst by means of intoxicants and games of chance, and to keep you off from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you then desist?


  • Do’s and Do Not’s in Islam, Abdur Rehman Shad
  • What Islam is All About, Yahiya Emerick
  • USC Compendium of Muslim Texts.

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