Here is the list of answers to frequently asked questions on the Halal platform and ecosystem. Should you have any other further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or go to the support site.

What Is Halal حلال?

Halal means “permissible” in Islam.

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What Is Ummah?

Ummah or umma is the Islamic community. As a worldwide faith, Muslims use the term ummah to refer to the worldwide community of Islam. The word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission’, so a Muslim lives a life in submission to the will of Allah.

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Why Halal?

Halal is an Arabic word which essentially means ‘lawful’ or ‘permitted’ while Haram means ‘unlawful’ or ‘prohibited’. The basic reason for the prohibition of certain food consumption is due to their impurities or harm to the human body.

The halal principles are not confined to strictly religious, but involve health, cleanliness and safety. Similarly, the halal market is not exclusive to Muslims, and has gained increasing acceptance among non-Muslim consumers, who associate halal with ethical consumerism.

As such, values promoted by halal – social responsibility, stewardship of the earth, economic and social justice, animal welfare and ethical investment – have gathered interest beyond simply religious compliance. The popularity and demand for halal certified products among non-Muslim consumers have been on the rise as more consumers are looking for high quality, safe and ethical products.

The certification of ‘HALAL’ to a product is not just a guarantee that the product is permitted for Muslims, but also a global recognition for quality assurance and lifestyle choice.

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What Is NOT Halal?

It is haram.

There are many food products which may not appear to be what they are or are made of, and it is very easy for the uninitiated to be mistaken.

Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs, and fish.

Even some fruit or vegetarian products are not what they seem to be because of the additional ingredients added. For example, Omega-3 which is made of fish oil is added to orange juice so that you can drink it to your heart’s content because apparently Omega-3 is good for your preventing heart disease. So, do check the ingredients and the fine print if you are concerned with what you eat.

What Is Not Halal?

What Is Haram?

Haram is the opposite of Halal.

Haram (/həˈrɑːm, hæˈrɑːm, hɑːˈrɑːm, -ˈræm/;[1][2] Arabic: حَرَام‎, ḥarām, [ħaˈraːm]) is an Arabic term meaning forbidden.[3]:471 This may refer to: either something sacred to which access is forbidden to the people who are not in a state of purity or who are not initiated into the sacred knowledge, or, in direct contrast, to an evil and thus “sinful action that is forbidden to be done”.

The term also denotes something “set aside”, thus being the Arabic equivalent of the Hebrew concept קודש‎, qadoš and the concept of sacer (cf. sacred) in Roman law and religion.

In Islamic jurisprudence, haram is used to refer to any act that is forbidden by Allah and is one of five Islamic commandments (الأحكام الخمسة‎, al-ʾAḥkām al-Ḵamsa) that define the morality of human action.

Source: Wikipedia.org

What Are The Standard Greetings For Muslims?

Assalamualaikum
Indonesian
Alternative spelling of assalamu alaikum

Malay
Etymology
From the Arabic اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُم‎ (as-salāmu ʿalaykum, “peace be upon you”).

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‎ • (as-salāmu ʿalaykum)

1. Peace be upon you (plural); good day; hello; hail
‏اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ — وَعَلَيْكُمُ ٱلسَّلَامُ‎
as-salāmu ʿalaykum — wa-ʿalaykumu s-salāmu
Peace be upon you. — And upon you, too.
 
2. (Islam) salaam alaikum, assalamu alaikum
‏اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎
as-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu l-lahi wa-barakātuhu
Peace be upon you as well as God’s mercy and blessings.

Alternative forms
سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ‎ (salāmun ʿalaykum)
 
“As-Salaam-Alaikum,” the Arabic greeting meaning “Peace be unto you,” was the standard salutation among members of the Nation of Islam. The greeting was routinely deployed whenever and wherever Muslims gathered and interacted, whether socially or within worship and other contexts.

“Wa-Alaikum-Salaam,” meaning “And unto you peace,” was the standard response. Muslim ministers and audiences regularly exchanged the salutation at the beginning and end of lectures and sermons.

Common in the Arab world, the greeting was one of the few linguistic conventions of Eastern or “orthodox” Islam that the Nation retained in its original, Arabic form. The Muslim practice of hailing fellow Muslims and others with “As-Salaam-Alaikum” mirrored the tradition in popular Black culture of swapping evocative and expressive salutations such as “What’s happening?”

Sources:

  1. Columbia University
  2. Wicktionary

What Is A Blockchain?

A blockchain, originally block chain, is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data.

By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way”.

For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for inter-node communication and validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires consensus of the network majority.

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What Is A Coin?

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend. Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology—a distributed ledger enforced by a disparate network of computers. A defining feature of cryptocurrencies is that they are generally not issued by any central authority, rendering them theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

A crypto coin is a crypto asset (crypto asset refers to all kinds of cryptos) that has its own blockchain, as opposed to running on another crypto asset’s blockchain. You could also call a crypto coin a cryptocurrency or a “native token” – the underlying idea is that the asset has its own blockchain.

The best known example of a coin in the blockchain space is Bitcoin, the original crypto coin/cryptocurrency. Other examples include Ethereum, Litecoin, and Monero.

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What Is A Token?

A token is used to make security decisions and to store tamper-proof information about some system entity. While a token is generally used to represent only security information, it is capable of holding additional free-form data that can be attached while the token is being created.

Crypto tokens, which are also called crypto assets, are special kinds of virtual currency tokens that reside on their own blockchains and represent an asset or utility. Most often, they are used to fundraise for crowd sales, but they can also be used as a substitute for other things.

And so if a coin (otherwise known as a cryptocurrency or native token), has its own blockchain, a token is the opposite: it runs on another blockchain.

The best known example of this is the ERC20 token, which is any token that uses the Ethereum blockchain.

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What Is The Difference Between A Coin & A Token

Token vs. coin: simple enough right? Coins have their own blockchain and tokens don’t.

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What Is Airdrop?

An airdrop is a distribution of a cryptocurrency token or coin, usually for free, to numerous wallet addresses. Airdrops are primarily implemented as a way of gaining attention and new followers, resulting in a larger user-base and a wider disbursement of coins.

It is often used for promotional and marketing purposes. As such, airdrops are also frequently used to distribute coins and tokens to charity organizations.

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