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Halal Certification

 

Halal and Haram Definitions
Halal:  
Halal means lawful according to Islamic terminology. Halal in Islamic Law refers to intentions, actions, and all processes that are permissible, where punishment is not associated when done.  Halal is used to describe all things (e.g. drink, etc) are permitted by someone to undertake.

Haram:  
Haram is the opposite of Halal, which means all things, intentions, actions, and processes that are prohibited by Islamic law

Halal, and Haram Food: According to Islamic law, the below food are Haram (prohibited to be eaten), however all other food not mention here are Halal (permitted to be eaten):

Swine/pork and its by-products

  • Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering
  • Animals not slaughtered with the name of Allah
  • Alcohol and all forms of intoxicating and hazardous drinks.
  • Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, and land animals without external ears.
  • Pests such as rats, centipedes, scorpions and other similar animals.
  • Animals forbidden to be killed in Islam e.g. ants, bees, spider and woodpecker birds.
  • Animals which are considered repulsive generally like lice, flies, maggots and other similar animals.
  • Animals that live both on land and in water such as frogs, crocodiles and other similar animals
  • Blood and by-products of blood.
  • Foods and drinks which contain any of the above haram ingredients or contaminated through contact with any of the above  products.

Meaning of Najs:  
Things and animals which by their nature are not permissible by themselves are haram; example pig, all derivatives of pig, amphibian, blood, and carrions. A halal food that has been contaminated with non-halal becomes haram.  And haram food that comes into direct contact with non-halal food becomes haram

Halal Certification:
Halal Certification is a certified and recognized products that they are permissible under Islamic law for consumption (e.g. Food, and drink) or usable (make-up, cream, and perfumes