Monday, July 5, 2010

Consuming Halaal


 "O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He whom ye worship" (Quran-2:172).


The Messenger of Allah Muhammad [Peace be upon him] is reported to have said:


 "Allah the Almighty is pure and accepts only that which is pure. Allah has commanded the believers to do that which he commanded the Messengers, and the Almighty has said: "Oh Messengers, eat from the good things and act righteously. And the Almighty has said: "Oh those who believe! Eat of the good things We have provided you. Then he mentioned [the case of] a man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying]: Oh Lord! Oh Lord! - while his food is haraam, his drink is haraam, his clothing is haraam and he is nourished with haraam, so how can he be answered!  (Hadith-Muslim)



 "That which is halaal[permissible] is clear and that which is haraam[prohibited] is clear and between the two of them are doubtful matters which not many people know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters, clears himself in regard to his deen[religion] and his honour, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is haraam, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah's sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a piece of flash, which, if it be correct, the entire body will be correct, and, if it be corrupt, the entire body will be corrupt. Truly it is the heart." (Hadith-Muslim)


May Allah grant us the ability of doing those actions which are pleasing to Him. Aameen.