Halal, Haram, Mushbooh and others.
Halal is a Quranic term which means allowed or lawful.
Halal foods and drinks are permitted for consumption by Allah-the Supreme Law Giver.
Eating Halal is obligatory on every Muslim.
Haram is a Quranic term which means prohibited or unlawful.
Haram foods and drinks are absolutely prohibited by Allah.
Eating Haram is forbidden for every Muslim.
Mushbooh is an Arabic term which means suspected and cover a grey area between Halal and Haraam.
If one does not know the Halal or Harm status of a particular food or drink, such a food or drink is doubtful.
A practicing Muslims prevents himself from consuming doubtful things.
Other words you may come across are Makrooh meaning ‘religiously discouraged’ or ‘disliked’ .
Dhabiha meaning ‘slaughtered according to Islamic method’.