Legumes and nuts like peanuts, cashew nuts, hazel nuts, and walnuts
Grains, such as wheat, rice, rye, barley, and oats.
Haram is defined as "not permitted, not allowed, unauthorised, unapproved,unsanctioned, unlawful, illegal, illegitimate or illicit”. When used in relation to food or drink it means that it is not permitted and unfit for consumption by Muslims.The concept of Haram in Islam has very specific motives, namely:a. To preserve the purity of religion b. To safeguard the Islamic mentality.c. To preserve life.d. To safeguard property.e. To safeguard future generations.f. To maintain self-respect and integrity.A product is considered Haram if it as a whole or in part contains, or if it comes in tocontact with:1. Animals not slaughtered Zabihah2. Animals who died by strangulation, a blow to the head (as in clubbing), aheadlong fall, natural causes (carrion), or were maimed or attacked by another animal.3. Animals having protruding canine teeth such as monkeys, cats, and lions4. Pig, Dog, Donkey or Carnivores.5. Amphibious animals such as frogs, crocodiles, and turtles.6. Undesirable insects such as worms, flies, and cockroaches7. Birds of prey with talons such as owls, and eagles.8. Alcohol, harmful substances, poisonous and intoxicating plants or drinks.9. Blood
The Zabihah Procedure (Slaughter according to Islamic Rites)
The animal is put down on the ground (or held it if it is small) and its throat is slit witha very sharp knife to make sure that the 3 main blood vessels are cut. While cutting thethroat of the animal (without severing it), the persons must pronounce the name of Allah or recite a blessing, which contains the name of Allah, such as "Bismillah Allah-u-Akbar”. The Halal ingredient must not be mixed, or even come into contact withHaram materials. The act of slaughtering is to ensure the quality of meat and to avoidany microbial contamination. For example, a dead but un-slaughtered animal isnormally associated with disease. Most disease originated or is carried in the animal's blood. Therefore, slaughtering is mandatory to ensure the complete drainage of bloodfrom the animal's body, thus minimising the chance of microbial infection. Zabihah iscompatible with the overall concept of cleanliness that is always emphasised in Islam.
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