What Does Haram Mean Literally? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “what does haram mean literally?”? 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 must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are two important things about “what does haram mean literally?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Why Do We Need to Understand Haram Meaning Literally?
  2. What Does Haram Mean Literally?

Why Do We Need to Understand Haram Meaning Literally?

The first important point about “what does haram mean literally?” what I will explain now is “why do we need to understand haram meaning literally?”. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article so that you understand the urgency of this discussion and why you should read it to the end.

Before I give you the answer to that question (why do we need to understand haram meaning literally?), I want to say that what is meant by literal meaning is the meaning by letter, word for word, or by lexical meaning. So, the literal meaning is not the meaning intended in certain scientific discourses.

In simple terms, I want to say that we need to understand the literal meaning of haram for two reasons:

One: because there is a difference in the literal meaning of haram and the meaning of haram in Islam, especially in Islamic jurisprudence.

For example, literally, prayer is prayer. But according to Sharia or Islamic law, prayers are sayings and movements that begin with Takbir Ihram and end with Salaam.

Another example, in Arabic, Hajj is to go to something great (قَصْدُ الشَّيْءِ الْمُعَظَّمِ). But in its literal sense, Hajj is Going to the Baitullah al-Haram to perform some special rituals (قَصْدُ بَيْتِ اللهِ الْحَرَامِ لِأَدَاءِ مَنَاسِكَ مَخْصُوْصَةٍ). While the meaning of Hajj in Sharia or Islamic law is to go to a certain place at a certain time with the aim of performing Hajj rituals after Ihram (زِيَارَةُ مَكَانٍ مُعَيَّنٍ، فِيْ زَمَنٍ مُعَيَّنٍ، بِنِيَّةِ أَدَاءِ مَنَاسِكَ الْحَجِّ بَعْدَ الْإِحْرَامِ لَهَا).

Two: because there is a meaning of haram in Islam it is not always what is meant in every saying and writing about it.

That is a brief explanation of why do we need to understand haram meaning literally?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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