What is Halal?

  • Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted
  • The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means unlawful or prohibited.
  • Halal and Haram are universal tems that apply to all aspects of life. However, we will use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and food contact materials
  • Muslims and Jews (Kosher) have strict dietary laws. The Islamic dietary laws and defined in the Holy Quran (revealed Divine Book), the Hadith (saying of the last Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessing be upon Him) and in the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) of the Muslim juries: Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki and Hanbali
  • Classification of food products as Halal is a very serious and can only be carried out by a Muslim who is an expert in the Islamic dietary laws.

Halal means permitted, allowed, lawful or legal. In relation to food or drink it means that the food or drink is lawful, permitted or allowed for Muslims.

The Islamic dietary laws define what food and drinks are Halaal. These Islamic dietary laws are defined in the Holy Quran (the revealed book), the Hadith (sayings of the last Prophet, Muhammad, Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) and in the fiqh (jurisprudence) of the Muslim Jurists: Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki and Hanbali.

The opposite of Halaal is Haraam. It means prohibited, not allowed, unlawful, illegal. classification of food products as Halaal is a very serious religious matter and can only be carried out by a Muslim who is an expert in The Islamic Dietary laws.