Halal – What is Hallal and Haram Food in Islam? Halal food benefits



Halal is a word in Arabic which means “Permissible” Under Islamic Laws.

Here Halal Doesn’t Refer to Food Only, In Islam Halal is For Everything which includes Clothes, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Matters of Daily Life. Muslims must ensure that the Processed food is also halal.

In Islam their are Five Morals of Human which a Muslim Has To Follow.

  1. Compulsory (Fard)
  2. Recommended (Mustahabb)
  3. Halal (Permissible)
  4. Disliked (Makruh)
  5. Forbidden (Haram)

Non-Halal (Haram) Food

Foods which are considered as Non-Halal are Blood, Dead Animals, Animals Died in Wild, Animals Beaten To Death, Killed By a Fall, Savaged By a Beast of Prey, Animal Died in Any Accident, Scarificed on any Idol etc. and Any Product which are made up of this animals.

Intoxicants like Alcoholic Beverages are also considered as Haram (Non-Halal)

Animals Which are Not  Slaughtered as per Islamic Guidelines, (By Praying -Saying “Bismillah” or Any Verses of Quran)

Animals Whose Blood Stopped After Slaughtering its Throat(Blood Not Drained), and Animals Whose Throat has cutted by Very Difficulties and Processing the Animals Before the Animals died. Slaughtering the animal in Front of other animals etc. are considered as Haram.

Halal Food

Foods Which are Considered as Hallal are: Animals Should Be Slaughtered by Praying ‘Bismillah’ (In The Name Of Allah) or by Utterance of any Versus of Quran

Animals Face should be turned towards Qiblah(Towards Kaba) before Slaughtering.

After Slaughtering the Throat, Blood Should be Drained through Veins.

A Muslim Should Performed Slaughtering

Very Sharp Knife Must Be Used In Slaughtering, and the throat, the carotid artery, trachea, and jugular veins should be swiftly Slaughtered.

Animal Should be Alive before Slaughtering, and The Animal Should not be the savage of any beast.

Animal Should Not be The Stolen one.

If it was Purchased then it should be paid in equal-Cheating is not allowed

if It was Raised in home then it should be raised with love and affection.

Muslim Should not Drink Any Intoxicants like Alcoholic Beverages and do not consume Animals Blood.

Sea Food- Halal

In Islam Their are few Foods which are Excluded Slaughtering and They are Sea Food, Food From The Sea-Life.

This are Halal without Slaughtering Because The Prophet (peace be on him)  said,

“Eat the food which Allah has brought forth for you, and feed us from it if you have any left”.

and Allah’s Messenger also said about the sea:

“Its water purifies and its dead are lawful. So The Muslims are Permissible to eat Sea Food as it is Pure and Clean.”

Halal in Daily Life(Other Then Food)

As we Know In Islam Halaal is For Everything which includes Clothes, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Matters of Daily Life. Muslims must ensure that the Processed food is also halal.

As a Muslim, He Have to Ensure that what he is using is it hallal or not. Before Using any Products of Cosmetics or Pharmaceuticals a Muslim Have to Check and refer with the Scholars or with the company’s Helpline if The Product is Under Doubt or Under Suspect.

Like is their any thing used in The medicines or cosmetics which are coming from the Forbidden Animals or like that.

Halal- Matters of Daily Life.

Their are many Halal Matters included in daily life like:

Marriage as per Islamic Law is Hallal

Hanging with The Right People from Whom You Can Gain Good Knowledge.

Loving Nature is Halal ( Muslims Are don’t allowed to destroy nature in any means and they can have anything from the nature but in right quantity, which is Halal, If we are using it Unnecessarily then that is Haram)

Playing Games from Where you can Learn anything, You can Develop our Skills then They Are Halal, and When They Started Become Addiction Then It Will Be Haram)

Relaxing is also Halal as No Body Can Pray or Work The Whole Day So Giving Relax to our Body And Caring Our Body Is also the act of Halal)

Reading is also the act of Halal, as we now the Quran Word Itself means “the recitation” so A Muslim Have To read and Gain Knowledge so That He is able to judge by himself that what is Wrong And What is Right.

Eating With Friends and Relatives is Hallal this makes a Better Understanding among others and they can solve their problems and issues by discussing.


Five Provisions in Islam FARD(compulsory) SUNNAH(recommended) HALAL(permissible) MAKRUH(disliked) HARAM(forbidden)


Five “Provisions” in Islam for a Muslim.

  1. Compulsory (Fard)

  2. Recommended (Sunnah)

  3. Permissible (Halal)

  4. Disliked (Makruh)

  5. Forbidden (Haram)

1.Compulsory (Fard):

Fard is an Arabic Word for “Compulsory”. There are two types of Fard for Muslims

1.1 Fard al-Ayn: These Fards are Compulsory for Each And Every Muslim No Muslim Will Be Excepted if another Muslim Performed that Duty. And This Fard al-Ayn are Praying 5 Times a Day, Fasting in the Month of Ramadan, Giving Charity, Hajj, 5 daily prayer and shahada( belief in the oneness of Allah) .

1.2Fard al-Kifaya: This Fard is Not Compulsory for All Muslims if Some Muslims Performed That Then Others Are Except From That and if No One Performed That Fard then The Whole Community will be Responsible. Like Performing a Prayer When Muslim Dies (Janaza Prayer)

2. Recommended (Sunnah)

Sunnah in Arabic Means “Recommended”. Sunnah Means the Traditions And The Practices of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammed SAW (Peace Be Upon Him). This Sunnah’s are Not Recorded In Quran but this are recorded in other Islamic Books by the Scholars who Has Seen Prophet Muhammed.

There are three types of Sunnah:

2.1 Sunnah Qawliyyah: This are the Sunnah’s Which Prophet Muhammed has told And this are Recorded by Prophet Muhammed’s Companion or Scholars. Now Days this Recorded Sunnah’s are also Called as “Hadiths”.

2.2 Sunnah al Fiiliyyah: This Sunnah’s are the Actions which are Noticed and Recorded and Followed By Prophet Mohammed’s Companion And Scholars This Actions Are For Both Religiously and Worldly Actions. Like How to Pray, What to Wear How to live etc.

2.3 Sunnah Taqririyyah: This Are the Sunnah’s Which Prophet Muhammed Conveyed by Actions to His Companion Like-

When Prophet Muhammed’s Companion done something and Prophet Muhammed Kept Silent on that and did not opposed to it.

And When The Prophet Muhammed Smiled on the Action of His Companion.

So these Sunnah’s are Noticed and Recorded by the Companion and Scholars. Muslims Believed That the Prophet Muhammed’s SAW (PBUH) Life is The Best Example for a Muslim to be followed which Lead Him to the Heaven.

3. Permissible (Halal)

In Arabic Halal Means “Permissible” Under Islamic Laws. Halal is Applicable for Food, Drinks and Matters of daily Life. A Muslim Have to Eat Halal Food. In Case of Meat- the Animal Should be slaughtered In Islamic Way by Saying Bismillah (In The Name of Allah) or By Reciting Any Versus of Quran. And the Animal Should Be slaughtered by sharp Knife, His Blood Should Be Drained through Veins etc.

A Muslim should not drink Intoxicants Like Alcoholic Beverages.

A Muslim Don’t Have to Stole Anything, He Have to pay the right Price for What He is purchasing and Availing the Services No Fraud Is Allowed.

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4. Disliked (Makruh)

In Arabic Makruh Means Disliked. In Islam, Muslims Have to keep them self Away From Makruh, as These are the Offensive Acts Which Leads towards Sins. There are types of Acts Which are Considered as Makruh like If any Muslim is Wasting a lot of Water for Ablution (Abulation Means- Muslims Use to Wash Their Face Before Prayer) Then It is Makruh. Divorce is also Considered under Makruh in Islam. Speaking Lie Or Untruthfulness is Makruh. Food Which is Spoiled Or Rotten is Makruh Even After That Food Was Halal.

5. Forbidden (Haram)

Haram is the word for “Forbidden” in Arabic. Haram Means Forbidden under Islamic Laws. Haram Is Applicable for Food, Drinks, and Matters of Daily Life.

No Food Is Allowed To Eat which is Stolen or Taken By Force or By Without Permission to Any Muslim.

Muslim Cannot Eat Animal Who is Not Slaughtered as Per Islamic Procedure, Muslims Cannot Eat that Animal if it was slaughtered by any Non-Muslim it Will be Haram.

Muslims Are Not Allowed to Drink Intoxicants Like Alcoholic Beverages.

Muslims are not allowed to eat Pork, Murder, Theft, and Beating Women disrespecting Islamic Laws all are considered as Haram.

Haram is all Those Things Which are not discussed or not allowed by Quran or The Sunnah’s.

As Per Islamic Believes Their will be a very Hard Punishment For the Persons who is doing Haram on the day of Judgement.


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