Friday, March 07, 2008

Halal & Haram

HALAL AND HARAM (lawful and unlawful things)

(Source: Ihya-Ulum-Id-Din by Imam Ghazzali (r.a.) Revival of Religious Learnings-
English Translation by Fazlul Karim  Publisher Darul-Ishaat Karachi Pakistan)

Rasulullah (sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said : It is compulsory on every Muslim to seek lawful earnings. He termed this compulsory subject as a thing of wisdom for a wise man out of other compulsory things. Lawful things are clear and unlawful things are also clear. between these two , there are doubtful things which are not clear and difficult to know. All things are limited within these three things.

MERITS OF LAWFUL EARNINGS AND CONDEMNATION OF UNLAWFUL

In Holy Quran Allah says:

  • Eat of the good things and do good deeds- 2:168.
  • Allah ordered for eating good things before doing good deeds. The object of this order is eating of lawful things.
  • Don't eat properties of one another unjustly-2:188.
  • O believers, fear Allah and give up what remains of interest (usury) if you are believes-2.278.
  • If you do not do it, then be prepared to fight with Allah and His Prophet-2:289.
  • Then He says : If you repent, then for you is the capital. Then He said: Those who turn away from that are the inmates of Hell. They will abide therein. At first, eating of interest (usury) , then call for fight with Allah and His Apostle and last of all residing in Hell have been mentioned. There are innumerable verses regarding lawful and unlawful things.

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