Dive into the depth of Islamic teachings to unravel the meaning of ‘haram’ and its implications on various aspects of a Muslim’s life ranging from clothing to owning pets.
What is the true meaning of haram?
If somebody says that something is Haraam, they usually mean it is ‘forbidden’. Haraam refers to anything that is prohibited in the Qur’ran or would result in sin when committed by a Muslim. For example adultery, murder or money obtained through cheating or stealing.
What is haram for a woman?
It is considered haram for both men and women to wear clothing that fails to cover the body properly (which stated in clothing guidance, the term aurat/awrah) and clothes that are transparent. Additionally, Islam prohibits excess beautifying that involves the altering of one’s physical appearance.
Does haram mean illegal?
Illegal means Haram in Arabic, the word usually mean it is ‘forbidden’. Haram refers to anything that is prohibited in the Qur’an or would result in sin when committed by a Muslim. For example, adultery, murder or money obtained through cheating or stealing.
Why are dogs haram?
Nevertheless, Islamic scholars have tended to regard dogs’ saliva as impure; practically, this means anything licked by a dog necessitates washing. Many Islamic jurists allowed owning dogs for herding, farming, hunting, or protection, but prohibited ownership for reasons they regarded as “frivolous”.
Why cats are allowed in Islam?
From this hadith, we can know that cats are clean and not unclean animals. Even though cats often eat something unclean like carrion, Allah SWT eliminates the unclean nature of cats. This is because cats are the pets of the Prophet SAW which he loves very much.
Can you eat dogs in Islam?
In most Islamic dietary laws, the consumption of the flesh of a dog, or any carnivorous animal, or any animal bearing fangs, claws, fingers or reptilian scales, is prohibited. Only in the Maliki school is it makruh meaning disliked but not prohibited.