Looking at the way our community uses the term “Haram”, we cannot ignore that there is a sort of abuse in the use of the term. The abuse comes in two forms. One is that some people throw this term at anything they consider improper in their own personal, cultural or religious understanding. The second is that some people fail to label certain things clearly prohibited in Islam as Haram. I hope this article will bring a better understanding of this term and what it means.