Terms used in Islamic Dietary Law
  • Halaal
    that which is permissible and lawful to consume / use. Read more (what is halaal link)
  • Haraam
    that which is forbidden and unlawful to consume / use. Some examples: carrion, blood, pig and its derivatives, carnivorous animals & birds, wine and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Makrooh
    that which is disliked and reprehensible
  • Mashbooh
    that which is suspicious and doubtful i.e. the Halaal status of which is unknown and / or not traceable.
  • Najis
    that which is deemed an impurity