• Alcoholic beverages and all drugs which lead to intoxication, whether ingested, inhaled or injected. Allah (y) says: O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist? [5:90-91]
  • Eating the meat of carrion, pigs, and all other things mentioned in Allah’s (y) words: Forbidden to you are carrion, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah, and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience... [5:3]
  • Eating things over which the Name of Allah was not pronounced intentionally, or that over which other than the Name of Allah was pronounced upon slaughtering. Allah (y) says: And do not eat of that upon which the name of Allah has not been mentioned, for indeed, it is grave disobedience. [6:121]
  • Eating animals which have canine teeth, such as dogs, cats, lions, bears, wolves and the like, as well as birds which have talons; like eagles, falcons, hawks etc. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The Prophet (s) forbade us from [eating] any carnivorous animal which has canine teeth, and every bird which has talons [with which it catches its prey].” (Muslim #1934)
  • What was slaughtered by people other than Muslims, Jews or Christians. It is considered carrion and it is impermissible to eat.
  • Any food or drink which is apparently harmful to one’s body, such as cigarettes and the like; they are impermissible. Allah (y) says: And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you. [4:29]
  • Wearing silk, gold, and silver for men; they are permissible for women only. The Prophet (s) said:“The wearing of silk and gold has been permitted for the women of my nation but not for its men.” (Ahmad #19662)

    It is allowed for men to wear silver rings, belts, and to use it for decoration on their possessions