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Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. The opposite of halal is haram , which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. While many things are clearly halal or clearly haram, there are some things which are not clear. These items are considered questionable or suspect and more information is needed to categorize them as halal or haram. Such items are often referred to as mashbooh, which means doubtful or questionable. All foods are considered halal except the following, which are haram:
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Unformatted text preview: Swine/pork and its by-products Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering Animals killed in the name of anyone other than ALLAH (God) Alcohol and intoxicants Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and land animals without external ears Blood and blood by-products Foods contaminated with any of the above products Foods containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, etc. are questionable (mashbooh) because the origin of these ingredients is not known....
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course BIOLOGY Food scien taught by Professor Dr.johnson during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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