No matter what language you speak, Halal and Haram are terms that mean the same thing. Both terms are used interchangeably by Muslims, but they mean different things. For the sake of clarity, halal and haram are synonymous terms. But for the sake of this article, we will focus on halal.

Halal or halal is an Arabic term meaning permissible or legal.It’s part of their religious identity when it comes to eating, that is to say, according to the Qur’an. The opposite of halal, however, is haram, that is to say forbidden or illegal Halal or Haram

. A meal that is deemed to be Halal by Islam, is one in which all Islamic rules are observed, even though there may be some variation from one locale to the next. To put it briefly, halal is a standard that is upheld in almost all Muslim majority countries.

Many countries, including Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, explicitly uphold halal for its citizens. In Egypt, a student who wishes to graduate with a degree can show his or her graduation degree by showing the faculty their graduate school certificate or academic accreditation, even if it is not an Islamic university. Even within these Muslim majority nations, there are varying interpretations of what constitutes Halal. In some countries like Morocco, halal food and clothing are only allowed to be worn during certain times of the day. In other countries, this definition is much more loosely applied.

In the United States, halal and haram are not commonly used. A cursory search of the online English dictionary will reveal the many differing definitions of both words. The closest definition that we have found is “lawful” and “obeying.” It is possible that the term haram means “untold” in Arabic, but it also could just mean “lawful” in Arabic. The commonly accepted interpretation in the United States is “lawful for Muslims to follow religious law, but not for non-Muslims to do so.”

Under this broad definition, haram and halal are comparable. Both are practices that are frequently observed by the vast majority of Muslims in all corners of the globe. Where, in America, many people will readily accept the idea that Christians are permitted to eat pork because it is considered a tradition of Ramadan, most Muslims will see no reason why non-Muslims should eat pork.

Halal and haram are also similar because the foods that are permissible for both types of meals are generally those that are only permitted in accordance with Islamic law. Seafood, for example, is one of the few animals that Muslims are allowed to eat, but not in excess. This is because Islamic law does not permit gambling, and Islam does not view pork as being haraam (forbidden). Thus, halal and haram are not the same thing, even though the meaning of both words may be similar.

The key difference between the two foods is where the animal was slaughtered. Halal meat is kosher and is allowed to be consumed by Jewish Muslims, while haram meat is kosher but is not allowed to be eaten by non-moslems. In other places, the only permissible meat is that which is slaughtered in an Islamic manner – meaning using a rapid, stabbing method that leaves the animal alive and conscious when it is killed. However, many Muslims will refrain from eating anything that looks like it has been dead before their eyes.

For Muslims, the practice of keeping Halal or Haram foods within their homes is a matter of honor. The act of eating these kinds of foods demonstrates to the people that they are following the path of Allah, who is all-knowing and all-seeing. It also demonstrates to the people that the Muslims living amongst them are following the Sunnah (religions) of their beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), who is regarded as the last prophet and his teachings are the final guidance for today’s humanity. These are the reasons why Halal and Haram are treated as two separate subjects when it comes to public consumption. In many places however, restaurants will serve Halal food, because Halal animals are allowed to roam freely. In addition, some places will serve Halal food and also haram foods, to keep the two separate.