Halal, Haram, Makruh
BUSINESS ECONOMICS|February 16-28, 2018

Recently the Hyderabad based Muslim seminary Jamia Nizamia, started in 1876, issued a ban on Muslims eating prawn, shrimp, and crabs, calling them Makruh Tahrim (abominable).

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

According to Islam, there are three categories of food : Halal (allowed), Haram (prohibited), Makruh (strictly to be avoided as abominable).

Most Muslims eat meat, every kind. In fact the religion defines itself by the eating of meat – even though the Holy Prophet was a vegetarian. However, most Muslims have no idea of what they are allowed to eat. The maximum they know is that butchery is divided into two – Muslims eat Halaal and non-Muslims eat Jhatka. (It is another matter that the animals slaughtered in India are neither halaal nor jhatka and make a mockery of both religions) If you have Muslim acquaintances, you could pass this on to them.

There are four categories of food -

Halal - lawful

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