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  • Principles Of Determining Haram Halal

    Faisal Haroon updated 3 years ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
  • $ohail T@hir

    Moderator June 28, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    The Principles of determining haram (prohibited) and halal (lawful) have been detailed in Surah Araf – 7:33

    قُلْ إِنَّـمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالإِثْمَ وَالْبَغْيَ بِغَيْرِ الْـحَقِّ وَأَن تُشْرِكُوْا بِاللّهِ مَا لَـمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَانًا وَأَن تَقُولُوْا عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُوْنَ

    Tell [them]: “My Lord has only forbidden all lewd acts, whether overt or hidden [20] and usurping the rights of others and wrongful oppression [21] and that you worship with Him what He did not sanction [22] and that you fabricate something about God what you know not.”[23] (Quran 7:33)

    (Excerpt from Quranic Exegesis: Javed Ahmed Ghamidi)

    (Translated by Dr. Shehzad Saleem)


    [20]. Ie., vulgar acts whether committed openly or in secret are forbidden under all circumstances. It is used in the plural so that it includes fornication, homosexuality, bestiality and all other sins of similar nature. The word فَوَاحِشَ comprehensively includes exposing the private parts before others, spreading details of sexual nature or fornication.

    [21]. Qualifying the word “oppression” with “wrongful” is meant to portray its heinous nature. It does not mean that there are some types of oppression which are not wrongful. Every type of oppression is wrongful per se. Thus this word is also used to qualify the crime of killing prophets of God.

    [22]. This is stated because no argument – whether intellectual, scriptural or natural – in favour of polytheism has ever been presented nor will it ever be presented.

    [23]. The actual words are: وَأَن تَقُولُوْا عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُوْنَ. It is evident from the preposition after that the verb encompasses a meaning. The actual construction is to the effect: مُفْتَرِيْنَ عَلَی اللّٰهِِ. In other words, if edicts regarding the lawful and unlawful are given on personal preferences, if in accordance with personal desires religious innovations are invented or if shari‘ah directives are fabricated and then ascribed to God – then all these practices come under this expression.

  • Sheharbano Ali

    Member July 23, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    For each of these categories mentioned in the verse of the Quran, who gets to decide what falls under each of them? Does fitrat play a role in deciding as well?

    B)As for sadd zaria, will fitrat/aql be used a source.

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator July 23, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Quran and sunnah guide us in this regard. When something is not found in these sources of religion then of course intellect is what we must use. That’s what is known as ijtihad.

  • Umer

    Moderator August 26, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Principles of Determining Haram:

    (Part-1) – from 00:00 to 29:14

  • Umer

    Moderator August 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    (Part-2) – from 00:00 to 30:08

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator January 23, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Please also see to the video below from 39:47 to 43:27

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator February 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Please also refer to:

    Discussion 49337

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