Can someone help me understand the following:
Can one proclaim something Haraam, if it's not explicitly procalimed as such in the Quran or even Hadith? I have come across so many muslims that tell me such and such is Haraam, and I have not come across some of these things being declared as such in the Quran.
If it is only Allah SWT who can proclaim something as Haraam (if this is indeed true) then why do we muslims go about making claims that something is halal or haraam when it is not in our jurisdiction? Would we not therefore be doing something haraam by sating that which Allah SWT did not state?