Nama Bah Kut Teh Adalah Haram

If you have been reading the news, this piece of news irked some people.

Jakim: Bak kut teh halal tak boleh dianggap halal

PETALING JAYA, Dis 22 — Penggunaan istilah bak kut teh halal boleh mengelirukan umat Islam di samping bertentangan hukum syarak kerana bercanggah dengan kaedah fiqah yang ditetapkan oleh Islam.

Ketua Penolong Pengarah Jabatan Kemajuan Agama Islam Malaysia (Jakim) Lokman Abdul Rahman berkata, bak kut teh tidak boleh dianggap halal kerana ia masih mengekalkan penggunaan nama yang haram mengikut hukum Islam.

Source: Malaysia Insider.

I am not sure whether Malaysia Insider has quoted Encik Lokman correctly but if translated into English, it would mean that the name “Bah Kut Teh” is haram. How can a name be haram?

Anyway, some chaps from University Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia debunked Encik Lokman with this article.

Tetapi sekiranya bak kut teh dilihat dari sudut bahasanya di mana bahasa itu adalah bahasa hokkien, ‘bak’ bermakna daging dan ia tidak merujuk secara khusus kepada daging babi sahaja tetapi apa jua daging. Begitu juga dengan ‘kut’ yang bermakna tulang dan bukan tulang babi saja. ‘Teh’ pula adalah teh. Maka, bak kut teh bermakna makanan teh daging tulang.

What it means above is that the words “Bah Kut Teh” in Hokkien means “meat bone tea”. Read the entire article for more info.

This brings me to something I saw in a local comic book by the name Kreko. Kreko is a Japanese comic book in Malay language.

In one comic strip by the name “Yakitate!” which is about a boy who can cook very well, Kreko decided to cancel off part of the series because it involves making pork sandwich…Srsly..wtf..


To see whether its offensive, you can read the censored part here.

Malaysia Boleh!

4 thoughts on “Nama Bah Kut Teh Adalah Haram”

  1. Too bad our C4 PeeM busy promoting the propaganda 1Malaysia everywhere….

    1Malaysia 2Standard……

    Malaysia Apa Pun Boleh…..

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