What Is Definition Of Haram And Halal?: The Difference Between Haraam And Makrooh
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what is definition of haram & halal?
Praise be to Allaah.
Haraam is that for which the one who does it will be
punished and the one who abstains from it will be
rewarded, if the reason for his abstinence is
following the prohibition of Allaah. The halaal is
that in which there is no sin in doing it and no sin
in not doing it, but if a person intends to enhance
his obedience to Allaah by doing it, then he will be
rewarded for this intention.
Dictating what is halaal and what is haraam is the
right of Allaah alone. There are people who make
halaal some of that which Allaah has forbidden, and
people who make haraam some of that which Allaah has
permitted. Some people invent acts of worship which
have not been prescribed by Allaah and which in fact
He has forbidden. The asl al-deen or basic principle
of religion is that the halaal is that which Allaah
and His Messenger have permitted, and the haraam is
that which Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden.
The religion is that which Allaah and His Messenger
have prescribed. No one has the right to go beyond the
limits of the Straight Path with which Allaah sent His
Messenger. Allaah says (interpretation of the
"And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it,
and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate
you away from His path. This He has ordained for you
that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)"
Allaah mentions in Soorat al-A'naam, Soorat al-A'raaf
and elsewhere the things for which He condemns the
mushrikeen (polytheists, those who associate others in
worship with Allaah), which is that they made haraam
things which Allaah had not forbidden, such as the
baheerah and saa'ibah (camels to which certain taboos
were attached for the sake of their idols), and they
permitted things which Allaah had forbidden, such as
killing their children, and they prescribed in their
religion things that Allaah had not permitted. So
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who
have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has
These things included things that are haraam in and of
themselves, which they made into acts of worship, such
as shirk (associating others in worship with Allaah)
and things which are obscene, such as performing
Tawaaf around the Ka'bah naked, etc.
The difference between haraam and
What is the meaning of makrooh? And what is the
difference between makrooh and haraam.
Praise be to Allaah.
Makrooh in Arabic means the opposite of liked or
In the terminology of sharee'ah it means that which
the Lawgiver asks us not to do, but not in a
definitive manner. It may be said that it means that
for which the person who does not do it out of
obedience will be rewarded, but the one who does it
will not be punished.
Haraam in Arabic means forbidden.
In the terminology of sharee'ah it means, that which
the Lawgiver requires us not to do, in a definitive
manner. Haraam is the opposite of halaal (permitted).
A person will be rewarded for not doing that which is
haraam, if he does so out of obedience, and not out of
fear, shyness or the inability to do it; in those
cases he will not be rewarded for not doing it.
Sharh al-Waraqaat fi Usool al-Fiqh by ‘Abd –Allaah al-Fawzaan,
Are all actions allowed unless
specifically prohibited or vice versa?
The fiqh of actions is, to my knowledge, divided
1) All actions are mubah unless specified otherwise by
Allah and Rasool Allah.
2) All actions are not Mubah in origin and has a
Can you please clarify wich is stronger through
Jazakum Allah khair.
Praise be to Allaah.
The rule that all things are allowed is considered to
be one of the major well-known principles of Islamic
jurisprudence (fiqh), and there springs from this
principle the idea that all actions are allowed except
those for which there is evidence to show that they
are forbidden. There are some exceptions to this rule:
in matters of sexual relationships, forms of worship,
and eating meat, the rule is that it is forbidden
except that which is expressly permitted; and it is
forbidden to dispose of another person's property
except with his permission. Modern forms of contracts
are permitted so long as they do not involve buying
something sight unseen, deception, riba (interest or
usury), fraud, cheating or other things that are
forbidden by sharee'ah. And Allaah knows best.