Sources Of Halal Food

Animals - can be divided into 2 categories:

Land Animals

All land animals are Halal except for the following:

  • Animals that are not slaughtered according to the Shariah Law
  • Pigs and dogs
  • Animals with long-pointed teeth such as canines and tusks which are used to kill preys such as tigers, bears, elephants, cats, monkeys, etc.
  • All predatory birds
  • Animals decreed by Islam to be killed such as mice, scorpions, crows, eagles and mad dogs
  • Animals that are forbidden to be killed such as bees, ants, spiders, woodpeckers, etc.
  • Creatures considered dirty by the public such as lice, flies, etc.
  • Animals that live both on land and in water (amphibians).
  • Animals that have been treated with any products derived from non-Halal sources.

Aquatic Animals

All Aquatic animals (fish) are Halal except those that are poisonous, intoxicating or hazardous to health.

Plants

All type of plants products and derivatives are Halal except those that are poisonous, intoxicating and hazardous to health.

Micro-organisms and Mushrooms

All type of microorganisms and mushrooms are Halal except those that are poisonous, intoxicating and hazardous to health.