What is Halal?

Food and drink have direct effects on our physical and spiritual state. Islam has prohibited certain types of food and drink. The prohibition of these things is due to their impurity and harmfulness.

Rule of Thumb

In Islam everything is permitted (Halal) for consumtion except “A B C D I S” which are prohibited (Haram). These are:

  • A: Alcohol and drugs
  • B: Blood (Flowing or congealed)
  • C: Carnivorous animals and birds of prey
  • D: Dead animals/birds (that died before slaughter)
  • I: Immolated food
  • S: Swine and its by-products