/ həˈläl; həˈlal/
denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law:
religiously acceptable according to Muslim law:
, Arles, banal, Barisal, Basle, Bhopal
, Carl, chorale, corral, dhal, entente cordiale, Escorial, farl, femme fatale, Funchal, gayal, gnarl, halal, Karl, kraal, locale, marl, morale, musicale, Pascal, pastorale, procès-verbal, Provençal, rationale, real, rial, riyal, snarl, Taal, Taj Mahal
, timbale, toile, Vaal, Vidal, Waal
•Stendhal • Heyerdahl • housecarl
•cantal • hartal • Wiesenthal
•Lilienthal • neanderthal • Emmental
•Hofmannsthal • Wuppertal
•Transvaal • Roncesvalles • Kursaal
Arabic word for a holy or sanctified area, as in Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem, site of the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. In more colloquial usage, the word may mean "precinct" or "enclosed area," and thus may be used to refer to the haram of the university or of the house.
SEE ALSO Aqsa, al-;
(Arab., not to be confused with ḥarām
). A sacred enclave, or territory, whose sanctity makes it immune from certain practices (e.g. hunting, tree-felling, trading), being set apart and hallowed for purposes of pilgrimage. The ḥaram at Mecca
is the supreme example.
In a wider sense, it is the term used for women's apartments inaccessible to strangers—i.e. the harem (ḥarīm
Food conforming to the Islamic (Muslim
) dietary laws. Meat from permitted animals (in general grazing animals with cloven hooves, and thus excluding pig meat) and birds (excluding birds of prey). The animals are killed under religious supervision by cutting the throat to allow removal of all blood from the carcass, without prior stunning. Food that is not halal is haram.
denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim
law. The word comes (in the mid 19th century) from Arabic ḥalāl
‘according to religious law’.
sacred place, forbidden to non-Muslims; the word comes from Arabic ḥarām