relating to or noting meat not prepared or animals not slaughtered in the manner prescribed by Islamic law: haram beef and chicken.
(of foods, medications, etc.) not fit to eat or use according to Islamic law: Pork and alcoholic beverages are haram.
forbidden to have or do under Islamic law: a haram business that sells wine.
a haram animal or haram meat.
- Also ha·raam (for defs. 1-3) .
- Compare halal.
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How to use haram in a sentence
The former Qatari soccer player in response to the reporter’s question about the criminalization of consensual same-sex sexual relations in his country described homosexuality as “haram” or “forbidden” under Sharia law.World Cup ambassador describes homosexuality as ‘damage in the mind’ | Michael K. Lavers | November 8, 2022 | Washington Blade
Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More recently, Boko haram shocked the world by kidnapping 276 female students and threatened to traffic them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to a military spokesperson, Boko haram had built a “female wing” in its command structure.
Since rising to power over the past five years, Boko haram has killed more than 6,000 Nigerians.
Along with this violent growth, Boko haram has increasingly targeted women.
The town itself covers an area of more than 209 acres, of which thirty-five are occupied by the haram-esh-Sherif.Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie
The next time I went to the haram, a huge mound of earth had arisen before the walled-up archway which he promised to open.Palestine | Claude Reignier Conder
Such a site for Antonia cannot be reconciled with the theory confining the Temple to a small portion of the haram.Palestine | Claude Reignier Conder
On Tuesday morning haram resigned the contest; and thus the election terminated in favour of Mr. Shipp, whose majority was 352.
While returning through the extensive grounds of the haram, one of the tourists lighted a pipe.A Trip to the Orient | Robert Urie Jacob
British Dictionary definitions for haram
anything that is forbidden by Islamic law
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