As a Muslim, we are obliged by Allah’s commands. Allah has stated in the Holy Quran in Surah al-Maidah, verse 87 and 88.
“O you who believe! Do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits”.
“And eat of the lawful and good (things) that Allah has given you, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, in Whom you believe”.
It means that we should only consume the products which are lawful and do not exceed the limits that has been set by Allah. When we are making a decision, we should ensure that our decision is based on the concept of Halal and Haram that has been ruled in Islamic principles.
The consumption of Halal products is…show more content… It is crucial for them to check the ingredients first before consuming any types of food and drink. However, if there is no written statement in the Al-Quran or Hadith about matter being Halal and Haram, a person should tries his best to make his own wise decision (Hussaini, 1984).
There are also things that we should avoid which are doubtful things. It is between Halal and Haram. We must prevent ourselves from getting involved with things that are doubtful (syubhah). In the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim saying:
“Halal (lawful) is clear and Haram (prohibited) is clear; in between these two are certain things that are suspected (Shubha). Many people may not know whether those items are Halal or Haram. Whosoever leaves them, he is innocent towards his religion and his conscience. He is, therefore, safe. Anyone who gets involved in any of these suspected items, he may fall into the unlawful and the prohibition. This case is similar to the one who wishes to raise his animals next to a restricted area, he may step into it. Indeed for every landlord there is a restricted area. Indeed the restrictions of Allah are the unlawful