- 1) Halal: Means permissible in the Arabic language. Lawful or permitted as indicated in the Qur’an and teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
- 2) Halal Auditor, Inspector, Supervisor: These terms are used here
- 3) Halal Food: Food permitted according to the Sharia (Islamic Law)
- 4) Haram: - Anything considered unlawful as indicated in the Qur’an, teachings of the
Prophet Muhammed (PBU}-I), or as ruled upon by the major Madhhabs; opposite of Halal.
Forbidden, including the categories of:
- • Carrion or dead (unslaughtered carcasses)
- • Flowing Blood
- • Swine
- • Intoxicants including Alcohol
- 5) Makrooh: Disliked, detested or discouraged
- 6) Mashbooh: Suspect, in doubt or questionable
- 7) Mathhab: School of thought in Islam. School of Islamic legal thought.
- 8) Najs: Filth, including things that are themselves not permissible such as pigs
and its derivatives, blood and carrion; fluids or objects discharged from the
human or animals’ bodies such as urine, excrements, blood, vomit and pus.
- 9) Tasmiya & Takbir: Bismillah Allahu Akbar, which means by the name of God,
Tasmiyyah - The process of pronouncing the name of Allah while performing Dhabihah one must say "Bismillah Allahu Akbar" which means "In the Name of Allah, Allah is Great"
- 10) Dhabiha: Dhabiha in Arabic which means slaughtered with a sharp instrument. An exact and clearly defined method of killing an animal (slaughter) making the meat fit for Muslim consumption.
- 11) Dhabih - The person who performs Dhabihah slaughterer
- 12) Hadith - A verified saying or teaching of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
- 13) Shari’ah - Islamic Law