What is Haram?

The things that are definitely forbidden to do, use, eat, drink by our religion are haram; for instance, drinking alcohol, gambling, committing fornication, killing a person, backbiting and slandering... If something or a deed is rendered haram due to the harm, evil and dirt that it intrinsically possesses, it is called haram liaynihi or lidhatihi; for instance, pork and wine. If something is rendered haram not because of its own nature or quality but because of an external reason like the way of obtaining it, it is called haram lighayrihi (indirectly); for instance, stolen bread, grabbed money...

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