What Does Haram Mean in Islam? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what does haram mean in Islam?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we have to understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are six important points about “what does haram mean in Islam?” which I will explain in this article. The six important points I mean are as follows:

  1. What Does Haram Mean Literally?
  2. What Does Haram Mean in Islam?
  3. How Do You Explain Haram in Islam?
  4. Why Is It Called the Haram?
  5. What Are Examples of Haram?
  6. What Is the Opposite of Haram?

What Does Haram Mean Literally?

The first important point about “what does haram mean in Islam?” what I will explain now is “what does haram mean literally?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because it is a basic question about haram and haram meaning or definition of haram that must be understood well.

Haram is a word in Arabic. The writing is حَرَامٌ or الحَرَامُ.

Literally, the word “Haram” in Arabic has two meanings:

One: something not to do or not to do.

We can find an explanation of that in the sentence “ الزِّنَا حَرَامٌ” which means “Zina is haram”.

In general, we can find that something is forbidden if we hear words or see writings that have the meaning of prohibition or that explain that something is very bad, such as: don’t do, gambling is a bad thing, and so on.

Two: something noble.

We can find an explanation of that in the sentence “ البَيْتُ الحَرَامُ ” which means “Honored house”.

That’s a brief explanation of “what does haram mean literally?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What Does Haram Mean in Islam?

The second important point about “what does haram mean in Islam?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. So, I really hope you guys read the explanation below very well.

If we read some Islamic literacy about haram meaning, we will find several explanations as follows:

مَا يُثَابُ تَارِكُهُ اِمْتِثَالاً ، وَيَسْتَحِقُّ الْعِقَابَ فَاعِلُهُ

Something that if left by someone, then that person will get a reward and if he does, then he he will punished.

مَا طَلَبَ الشَّارِعٌ تَرْكُهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ الْحَتْمِ وَالْإِلْزَامِ

Something that Shari’ (Allah and Prophet Muhammad) requires to be abandoned for sure.

We can find one of the explanations about haram or something haram in the Quranic verse below:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ حَرَّمَهُمَا عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ

…verily Allah has forbidden both of them to the disbelievers. (Al-A’raf: 50).

That is a brief explanation of “what does haram mean in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

How Do You Explain Haram in Islam?

The third important point about “what does haram mean in Islam?” what I will explain now is “how do you explain haram in Islam?”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important questions about haram and the meaning of haram or the definition of haram that must be understood well, so that you can explain haram in Islam well.

Now, if you want to explain haram in Islam, there are a few important things you should do:

One: you have to explain the literal meaning of haram as haram.

Two: you have to explain the meaning of haram in Islam.

Three: you have to explain the bad consequences of doing something unlawful.

Four: you have to explain the basis of the argument that it is haram in Islam.

But if you want to explain that something is haram in Islam, there are two important things you have to do:

One: you have to explain the fatal consequences if you do something like that.

Two: you have to explain the basis of the argument, that something is haram. The basis of the argument I am referring to is a verse from the Quran, hadith, or the opinion of an expert in Islamic law about it.

That is a brief explanation of “how do you explain haram in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Read Also:

What Things Are Considered Haram?

Why Is It Called the Haram?

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