FOOD GROUPS ANIMALSPLANTS VEGETABLES FRUITS SEA CREATURES LAND CREATURES BIRDSGRAINS
PLANTS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES & GRAINS ALL THESE CAN BE EATEN AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL TO HUMAN BEINGS. THIS MEANS THAT THEY MUST NOT CONTAIN POISONOUS OR NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES.
SEA CREATURES For fish to be Halaal It must have scales. It must be removed alive from the water. It does not matter who has done the fishing or what method has been used to catch the fish. HalaalHaraam All fish that meet the above criteria Whales; Shark; Lobsters & Crabs Prawns & Shrimps
LAND CREATURES This term covers all animals that live on the face of the earth. Allah has permitted the eating of some and forbidden others. The first 5 verses of Suratu Ma'idah (Sura no. 5) give a summary of the commands regarding what is permitted to eat. AnimalHalaalHaraamMakruh Domestic have hoof/cloven hoof Donkey, mule, horse Wild not kept in enclosures Mountain sheep, wild cow, donkey, gazelle, deer Animals with canine teeth or fangs Dog, rabbit, elephants, monkey Reptiles All reptiles are Haraam InsectsLocustsFleas, lice
BIRDS Birds that comply with the following 2 conditions can be eaten: Body covered with feathers. NOT classed as birds of prey (possessing talons). There are 2 other principles by which one can distinguish between birds which are permitted and those that are not: Birds that glide rather than flap their wings are HARAAM Birds must have: Craw where grain collects in the throat Gizzard part of the stomach Projection fork like extension on the birds foot that acts like a talon.