Halal and Haram
Halal is an Arabic term which can be basically translated to mean ‘permissible or lawful in Islam’. In Islamic principles, the term Halal takes a specific, well-defined meaning.
This is another Arabic term which means Impermissible, sinful or Unlawful in Islam.
General Qur’anic guidance dictates that all foods are Halal except those that are specifically mentioned as Haram (unlawful or prohibited). The Glorious Qur’an reads
Meat is the most strictly regulated of the food groups. Not only are blood, pork, and the meat of dead animals or those immolated to other than Allah strongly prohibited, it is also required that the Halal animals be slaughtered while pronouncing the name of Allah at the time of slaughter.
All Domestic Birds
All types of buck
The consumption of the following animals is against the dietary laws of Islam. Likewise, any ingredient or product derived from them or contaminated with them is also prohibited for a Muslim to consume: