Halal means allowed or permitted, and haram means forbidden.

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Is it halal or haram to distribute a scanned copy of a copyrighted book?

I got a book from school library which I wish to scan and distribute among my friends. My intention is to help my friends in my upcoming exam. Would this be considered haram or halal? Would the same ...
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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

My grandmother has four sons and three sisters. One of them is very poor and unemployed. He has a family. Can his mother and sisters give him zakat? Is it allowed in Islam?
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Does Islam encourage the kissing of an elder person's hands and feet?

I have heard that according to Islam we should kiss the hands of our parents to show respect. Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) used to kiss the Prophet (SAW) hands and give up her space for him ...
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Gelatin in vitamins, Haram?

I purchased cod liver oil capsules and it has gelatin. I was told by my elders that it's haram. I don't know why and how, but people in Muslim countries have not that much awareness or they sell vegan ...
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Does working oneself to death count as suicide?

If someone overworks themselves to the point of death (e.g. sleeping only three or four hours a day while knowing that this is harmful) is this considered to be the same as suicide according to Islam? ...
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Is playing games where you are the god haram?

I love playing games, and I don't think that they are wasted time. (So I don't think the idea "GAMES" is wasted time). I sometimes play games where you be the god, I really used to like them but I ...
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Is it permissible to kill a person in order to save my own life?

As far as I know, saving own life is farz. Now, if a person comes to me and holds a gun at my head and wants to kill me, can I defend my life by shooting him if I also have a gun at my hand. Note: I ...
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Is it permissible to take false oath on Quran to save self honour/ self respect?

I am aware that taking a false oath by Quran is considered a major grave sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, in dire circumstances, is it permissible for a person to take a false oath on ...
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Is it a sin to remain single?

Is it a sin not to marry and remain single out of choice? If you feel that you don't want to marry and prefer to remain unmarried is it counted as a sin?
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What should i do for Jummah when at sea for 3-5 weeks?

As Salamu Alaykum, I am at sea for anything for 3 to 5 weeks as a fisherman, but I am also the only Muslim on the vessel. This has created a problem for me in that on Friday I am the only person ...
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Keeping left items from neighbours

I live in a compound provided by my company and my colleague left the job. She also left some computer hardware item. She is a non muslim. I have her email address but she was never nice to me. She ...
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Dating in islam

I want to know the Islamic rule regarding this issue. There is friend of mine that is dating one lady for almost six years, when dating reached two years he gave this lady praying mat,tesbiyu, and the ...
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Is it allowed to wear silk mixed cotton cloths

It is not allowed for men to wear silk cloths. Is it permissible to use/own silk bed-throws?. There are men's cloths known as Andi Cotton Punjabi which is quite popular in some areas. In Andi cotton, ...
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Is Music produced by computer's Halal?

Is Music, if made with software on a Computer Halal?
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Love of same gender

If trying your best to achieve the everlasting rewards while knowing same gender love is an obvious sin, yet the heart happens to love one specific person from the same gender. No human can control ...
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Is working as a recruitment consultant within financial services halal or haram?

I work as an IT Recruitment Consultant within the financial services community. I take a job request from a banking type firm and then i find someone who can do that job. If the bank hires the person ...
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mistakenly crossed a person offering namaz,

Assalamu alaikum, after jumma namaz people were performing nafl . I tried to move out of masjid so I walked in between two persons who offering namaz. But one of those persons pushed me, I am unable ...
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Manipulation in exchange rate is halal-haram

Assalamu Alaikum, I am working in a company where i need to submit the daily expense bills in the system for my salary. Company has fixed my salary (e.g. 10000 Yen/month) and they says that my bills ...
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Is there a concept of “nullification” of forbidden substances in Halal dietary laws?

As there as many positive similarities between Jewish law (halakhah) and Islamic law (fiqh), I was wondering about the following: In Jewish dietary law there is a concept of "nullification" of ...
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Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals?

Is it permissible to celebrate or participate in other religion festivals like Christmas (Christian), Diwali Puja (Hindu)? EDIT: Does it, in any way, impose that participating in a puja (worship) of ...
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Is it permissible to take a supplement that contains an ingredient derived from pork?

.. even if its needed as part of a treatment process? I want to take an HCL and digestive enzymes supplement that contain pepsin. From what I read, pepsin is needed to restore HCL acid in the ...
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Is pornography allowed in Islam?

According to one website (link) Pakistan is the country in the world that is watching the most pornography. And it says that 6 of the top 8 countries in the world of watching porn are Muslim ...
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Is it a sin if one unintentionally had pork (or anything haram)?

I went to a restaurant with my family today. And it's not a halal shop so ordered seafood and vegetarian dishes letting them we cannot have pork and they know about halal. We ordered one dish with xo ...
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Naming a girl baby by using the 99 names of Allah?

We can use Allah's 99 names when naming babies. I have cleared my doubt by seeing this question: Is naming a person using one of Allah's names allowed?. Mostly Allah's 99 names are used in the names ...
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Islamic View of Veganism [duplicate]

Is it haram to be a vegan? I'm currently a vegetarian, simply because I don't enjoy meat as much as I did before. I don't think that we really need meat to survive, and all this mass production is ...
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Are human-strain probiotics halal?

Are human strain probiotics halal? My daughter has asthma and eczema and there is a product I want to try (HMF Child Probiotic Supplement), but I would like to know if it is permissible?
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Celebration of Eid ul Adha for a vegan muslim

As you already know during the day of Eid ul Adha, muslims sacrifice an animal (sheep,cow ...) as Ibrahim (pbuh) did in name of God. I'm muslim so I absolutely respect my religion but I'm also vegan ...
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Is offering food to non-Muslims during their festival a sin?

Can we offer food to non-Muslims during their festival? Recently a Muslim man offered some food to some Sikh during their 'Nagar Kirtan(Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns)' ...
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Taking photos in Islam

What does Islam say about drawing pictures of people or taking photos? In case it is prohibited, then I must mention that i cannot fly to mecca to perform umrah or hajj without there being a photo ...
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Cheating in academics and Islam

Is it haram to get to seek information for an exam from somebody who already took the exam? For example, me and my friend both took the same math exam. however she took it before me. Is it islamically ...
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Winning meal by betting is halal or haram

My question is that my two friends betting on something, loser will pay all expenses of the meal, I want to know is this meal is haram for me or not, and if it is haram and I pay my payment for meal ...
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Is it allowed to store pictures of living things in Digital format?

I know that it is prohibited to draw or sketch pictures of living thing in Islam. But is it allowed to store those pictures in your Laptop/Computer/Mobile or any other digital device? Since the ...
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Are 'vocals only' nasheeds of Maher Zain permissible to listen to?

I recently learned that a nasheed is haram to listen to if it has sound effects which sound like musical instruments even if they are 'vocals only' (source). However, I don't have much idea about ...
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Is it haram to talk to a non-mahram if he intends to marry me after I get divorced? [closed]

My husband whom I have been separated for a year now and he is not divorcing me either. Another muslim brother contacted me with the intention for marriage once I get divorced. Is it haram for us to ...
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Is oxygen shots/bar allowed in Islam

I have Ask a question about Smoking but this is different from it There is a new thing raising called "Oxygen Bar". It is almost same like 'Sheesha' but it is pure oxygen instead of smoke. But there ...
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Is killing a homosexual a sin (haram)?

I was sure that any kind of killing in Islam is punished, but a friend of mine, that has a very strong belief, had heard and even agreed that "Killing a homosexual is not a sin". That sounds very ...
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Is it permissible to work in the company that distributes movies?

I am working as a Software Developer in an IT firm. There business is a subscription-based Internet TV service offering Asian movies, TV shows and music videos. I am developing Softwares for that ...
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Is Anime series halal or haram?

As we heard and know that watching TV for example Hindu movies, America movies etc is Haram(forbidden), Only watching animals, things and world is halal. So we ask; can we watch Anime series (similar ...
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Are there any special rules about dairy foods?

A dairy company has recently announced that it's dropping halal certification. Are there any halal rules about dairy products in itself, or is certifying that dairy products are halal like certifying ...
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Can we have a dog as pet as long as we don't touch its saliva?

A friend of mine have a dog pet. i asked her if it's allowed in islam and she said it's okay as long as we don't touch the saliva. She also means that petting dog is allowed. Is it true? is there ...
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are pringles halal or haram [duplicate]

I just wanted to confirm whether Pringles and Knorr products are halal or haram, because recently a friend told me that they were haram because in pringles used e471 so I just want to confirm it that ...
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Working for meat supplier as a software developer

Can I work for a company who sells Beef and Lamb meat (not pork) as software developer? This company doesn't sell pork but their meat is not slaughtered in Islamic way? They also sell pet food. My ...
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Prayer problem / time

In school I can't pray dhuhr and sometimes asr prayer also because I stay back late so what should I do I'm afraid it's not acceptable to pray these prayers late all the time . Before I wasn't ...
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Working in Club as a waiter is haram or halal?

If any one works in club as a waiter. He just serves and get payment of that. regardless club earnings are haram like selling beers, gambling etc. but the one is getting payment for his services, is ...
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Land Purchased from Haram money

I lived in one country for 4 years and due to some family issues i came back to my home country for good. I was advised by many friends to take loan while leaving the country. As I was not much into ...
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Is working for a bank as a software engineer Haram?

If I have to work as a software engineer in a banking company is it Haram? I have this doubt because , that bank will be working solely on the basis of interest , which is Haram I am an active part ...
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Is it permissible to use cash-back credit cards and accounts?

My concern and question is, nowadays in the USA many credit cards companies are giving cash-back rewards. Some checking accounts (e.g. Discover) also give cash-back points and rewards bonuses for ...
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Does Islam allow cruel treatment of animal in industrial farms

The animals in big industrial farms are treated very poorly. What is the Islamic view on this area, and is it OK to eat these products.
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What is Islam's position on consuming meat of hybrid animals?

There have been several advances in the field of genetics, and we now have hybrid animals, animals that are part human since they have human chromosomes in them. ...
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Promises: smoking and boyfriend [closed]

I made a promise that i wouldn't smoke in around about January, but my friends smoke and i feel pressured. they don't pressurize me i just myself feel pressurized to do it coz sometimes i really need ...