February 1, 2012, No Comments

The seventh fard is “To consume only Halal Foods and Drinks”.

Eating is a basic requirement of every human being. It is obligatory upon every Muslim to acquire knowledge
about what constitutes halal and haram food. Who are ahlulkitab (people of the book)? Are the Jews and
Christians of today considered ahlulkitab? Can we eat the meat slaughtered by the ahlulkitab? How should
Muslims handle food additives, rennet and emulsifiers? In this lecture, Ustadh Mahmud answers these
questions and more as he goes through the basic principles of eating halal food.

The series of lectures entitled 54 Fara’id, delivered by Ustadh Mahmud A. Kürkçü, covers the basics of Islam
as enumerated by the great Imam of the tabi’een, Hasan Al-Basri(rh). It is incumbent upon every Muslim to
be aware of and put these basic principles into practice in their daily lives.

You may download part 5 of this lecture in various formats below:

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