Quran and Halaal

The Holy Quran, the last and the only intact revealed book, is the basis of all the Islamic teachings including the fundamentals of Halaal and Haraam. There are certain Aayaat (verses) in this “Word of God” which specifically deal with the issue of Halaal and Haram.

The Halaal Foundation is determined to bring forth the message contained in these verses in a precise, simple and easy-to-understand language. Hence, this section presents to the viewers the Aayaat related to Halaal and Haraam, along with their translation and a brief interpretation. We hope that, IN SHA ALLAH, this humble effort of ours will be of some help to those who are in quest of the Islamic teachings about Halaal and Haraam.



 

Most Things are Halaal and Taahir

{هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا} [البقرة: 29]

Translation:

“It is He who created for you all that the earth contains.”

Brief Commentary and Interpretation:

In this Aayah (i.e. verse of the Holy Quran), ALLAH TA’ALA has mentioned one of His blessings: whatever He has created in the universe is for the benefit of human beings. The earth itself is a great blessing; for it is the place where human beings spend their lives. Besides this, it contains countless and immeasurable treasures, including animals, plants, minerals, etc. Some of these things are used as they are and some are utilized as raw materials for manufacturing various products. However, one can benefit from all these blessings on the condition that they are utilized in compliance with the Shariah teachings.

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Only Shariah Decides What is Halal and What is Haram

{ قُلْ مَنْ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي أَخْرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِ وَالطَّيِّبَاتِ مِنَ الرِّزْقِ قُلْ هِيَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا خَالِصَةً يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ كَذَلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ } [الأعراف: 32]

Translation:

 Say, “Who has prohibited the adornment Allah has brought forth for His servants, and the wholesome things of sustenance?” say, “ They are for the believers during this worldly life (though shared by others), while they are purely for them on the Day of resurrection. This is how we elaborate the verses for the people who understand.”  

Brief Commentary and Interpretation:

Before embracing Islam, the Arabs used to be naked while performing Tawaaf (i.e. circumambulation round the Ka’abah). Besides, some of the Arab tribes had declared some types of meat to be Haraam.

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