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A list of haram/ forbidden  as per the Quran

In this reference, only verse related to the word “haraam” are mentioned

HARAAM means forbidden, prohibited and unlawful.

The word HARAAM is used for inviolable ordinances and prohibitions of Allah.

  1. Marrying a woman without her consent is forbidden [4:19]
  2. Killing anyone without HAQ [or just cause] is HARAAM [17:33, 25:68]
  3. Fawahish are HARAAM [Immodesty, Lewdness, Obscenity; Abominable, evil, bad, foul or unseemly things or acts; Excess, exorbitance, or transgression of the proper bounds or limits; (Things leading to) adultery or fornication; Niggardliness, tenaciousness, and avarice ] [7:33]
  4. Adultery or fornication is HARAAM [24:3]
  5. Riba is HARAAM [interest or usury] [2:275]
  6. Marrying with the following women is HARAAM: Your mothers, daughters, sisters, father’s sisters, mother’s sisters, brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters, foster-mothers who have ever nursed you, foster-sisters, your wives’ mothers, your step-daughters unless you have divorced their mother without being intimate with her. Also forbidden are women who have ever been the wives of your sons. You are not allowed to keep two sisters in wedlock at one time except what has already happened in the past. Also forbidden to you are women who are already married, except those women who have sought asylum with you against their disbelieving husbands at war with you [4:23-24]
  1. [Eating] any Animal that dies itself [2:173, 6:145, 16:115]
  • [Eating] any Animal that has been strangled to death [5:3]


  • [Eating] any Animal beaten to death [5:3]. 


  • [Eating] any Animal that dies by falling from height [5:3]. 


  • [Eating] any Animal gored to death by horns [5:3]. 


  • [Eating] any Animal eaten by a wild animal unless you are able to slaughter it while it is still alive [5:3]. 


  • [Eating] any Animal that which is sacrificed on altars (devotional stones or blocks in shrines considered sacred) [5:3].


  1. [Drinking] blood [2:173, 6:145, 16:115]
  2. [Eating] the flesh of swine [2:173, 6:145, 16:115].
  3. [Eating] anything (not just meat) that has been dedicated to anybody/anything other than Allah (such as an idol, grave or saint) [2:173, 6:121, 16:115].
  4. [Eating anything on which Allah’s name has not be pronounced [while slaughtering] is also forbidden {5:4}]
  5. Dividing the meat through raffling and games of chance {Azlaam} [5:3]



In cases when one is forced by necessity [and there is danger of death], those things which are HARAAM for eating in normal circumstance, can be eaten without wilful disobedience nor transgressing the limits [2:173, 5:3, 6:145, 16:115]. This exception is applicable only to eating and no other HARAAM thing is allowed in any circumstances.

Based on the above verses any person who holds balancing sense of understanding English language can  easily say car insurance is Haram or not..?
On Sun, 1/1/12, Hafiz Khan < > wrote:

 It is completely haram for the Muslims to do exhibitionism, act shamelessly, behave wild or get drunk in the name of celebrating 31st night. According to Islamic views, it is harwaam and kufri to observe any sort of New Year’s Day.

If anyone donates even a single egg on the occasion of Nowroj or New Year’s Day, his A’amal (good deeds) of 50 years, if any, will become invalid. That means, due to Nowroj or celebrations of New Year’s Day, his life time A’amal will go in vein.”

In the Qur’an Shareef, it has been explained that, “Certainly to Allah Pak, the kaafirs are the worst among all the creations,”. (Sura Anfal-55). In fact, by celebrating new year’s day, one is following and imitating the kaafirs.

History of observing the 1st of January is not related to the Islamic history rather it belongs to the kaafir. This is not a task for the Muslims. According to historical data, back in 46 B.C, it was Julius Ceaser who first introduced the practice of observing English New Year’s Day.

Generally, Persian Emperor Jamsheed introduced this culture of celebrating ‘Nowroj’ (new year’s day) some 800 years B.C. and as a continuation of that, Persia (Iran) still celebrates that day traditionally as a national festive day. It’s from Iran that this culture has spread out to certain Middle Eastern Muslim states and entered also in to the Indian sub-continent.

From the very beginning of the celebration of new year’s day, there was a feeling of religious sentiment in it or the observers of the new year’s day were doing so in the light of religious faiths or they used to believe that the new year’s day is a special religious festival. Even today, the ‘mojushi’ or the fire worshippers observe the New Year’s Day officially, in a very pompous and befitting manner. They consider it as a matter connected with religion and call it a Nowroj or New (Year’s) Day.

After the introduction of Gregorian calendar in the year of 1582, the 1st of January was finally and permanently fixed up as a new year’s day. Gradually, it spread out beyond Europe and now being celebrated almost all over the world.  In Iran, new year’s day or Nowroj celebration starts on the last Wednesday of the previous year and the festival continues up to the 13th day of the next year.”

Again and again we have to remember Sayidul Mursaalin, Imamul Mursaalin, Noor-i-Mujassam, Habeebullah, Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam Dictates, “A person, who keeps relation with certain community, belongs to that community and his Hashr-Nashr (after life gathering and settlement) will also be done along with that commune”. (Sunane Ahmad, Sunane Abu Daud Shareef).

If anyone donates even a single egg on the occasion of Nowroj or New Year’s Day, his A’amal (good deeds) of 50 years, if any, will become invalid. That means, due to Nowroj or celebrations of New Year’s Day, his life time A’amal will go in vein.”

So celebrating  31st December is Harwaam and sheer Kufri.


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