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Haram (Arabic: حرام, romanized: ħarām), is an Arabic word that literally means forbidden,[1][2] it may be used to refer to sacred knowledge which is hidden from the people, or the word's more common use which is for a evil and sinful action that is forbidden to be done. In Islamic law, haram is used to refer to any action that is forbidden in the Quran and is one of the five Islamic commandments.[3][4]

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