Arabic Definitions

  • 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 Interchangeably
  • 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, the Greatest. 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

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