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Top 7 Things Proscribed (Haram) In Islam

Allah has prohibited his followers from consuming alcohol and gambling. Consumption of any drink that makes one lose his senses and games that are entirely dependent on luck are haram in islam. In Islam, masturbation is labelled as Zina because it is considered harmful for health.

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Originating from 7th century, Islam now has 1.8 billion followers. It is one of the most followed religions of the world, and also the most misunderstood. Every muslim and even non – muslims have something different to say on Islamic rules. Islam is more of a way of living, islamic rules lay out the foundation of a muslim’s life. It dictates the do’s and don’ts for muslims, which every muslim has to follow during the course of their life. Islam extricates some activities as halal while some as haram. Halal refers to those activities which are permissible in traditional islamic law, while haram refers to those activities which are forbidden by islamic law. Let us have a look at 7 things which are haram (proscribed) in islam…

 
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1. Earning Interest

In urdu, interest is called ‘Riba’, Riba is considered haram in islam because it tends to make rich people more rich and poor, poorer.

 

From ‘Abdallah ibn Hanzalah: The Prophet, peace be on him, said: “A dirham of riba which a man receives knowingly is worse than committing adultery thirty-six times”
(Mishkat al-Masabih, Kittab al-Buyu’, Bab al-riba, on the authority of Ahmad and Daraqutni).




2. Drinking Alcohol and Gambling

Allah has prohibited his followers from consuming alcohol and gambling. Consumption of any drink that makes one lose his senses and games that are entirely dependent on luck are haram in islam. In Quran it is stated that:

 
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“They question thee about strong drinks and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and (some)utility for men; but sin of them is greater than their usefulness.” Al-Qur’an 2:219

 

3. Men Wearing Silk and Gold

In islam, if men wear silk and gold, it is considered to be haram as these two things are meant only for women. However, men can wear silver but only in the form of rings.

 

“(Like they then for Allah) a creature who is brought up in adornments (wearing silk and gold ornaments, i.e. women), and who in disputes cannot make herself clear.?”

 

4. Masturbation

In Islam, masturbation is labelled as Zina because it is considered harmful for health.

 
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“O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”




5. Suicide

Killing oneself is also considered haram in Islam. It is believed that, Allah puts his people in different situations to test them and we should not try to skip Allah’s tests by committing suicide. There is a Hadith in Bukhari that states;

 
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“He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell-Fire (Forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire.”

 

6. Slaughtering Animals without Taking Allah’s Name

If one slaughters any animal for the purpose of eating then he must say “Bismillah Allah O Akbar” while slaughtering it, otherwise it will be considered as Fisq.

 

“Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah’s name has not been pronounced (At the time of slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (A sin of disobedience of Allah).” [al An’aam 6:121]

 
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7. Tattoos

While everyone around the world loves to get themselves inked, tattoos are strictly prohibited in islam. In Bukhari, it is stated that;

 

“May Allah curse the women who do tattoos and those for whom tattoos are done, those who pluck their eyebrows and those who file their teeth for the purpose of beautification and alter the creation of Allah.” (al-Bukhaari al-Libaas, 5587; Muslim, al-Libaas, 5538)




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