What is Haram

  • The meaning of the word Haram حرام is: „Not allowed, unauthorized, unverified, unlawful, illegal“.
  • If used in conjunction with foods and drinks, itmeans that these are not allowed and therefore unsuitable for consumption by Muslims.

A product is considered Haram after contact with:

  • Animals which are not slaughtered halal
  • Pigs
  • Dogs
  • Donkeys
  • Carnivorous animals
  • Birds of prey
  • Land animals without external ears
  • Carrion
  • Alcohol
  • Unhealthy and harmful substances
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Blood
  • Foods, drinks, medicine & cosmetics contaminated with any of the above mentioned products


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Actual interview: Badreddin Hawari (Islamic Centre Aachen) about „Halal-Nahrungsmittel - eine wachstumsstarke Produktgruppe“: Download this file: MP3 / 15 mb