Haram refers to prohibited acts according to Islam. Not to be confused with Makruh, which is disliked but not prohibited act.

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Fashion designing , modelling , acting , painting allowed in islam?

I'm a dentist but I was extremely talented character right from my childhood, my family is very religious and didn't let me opt modelling and fashion designing as a career ! I had good grades and was ...
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Mortgage in Islam

I know taking loan and mortgage in haram in Islam. In UK, I am paying the amount of money as rent which I can pay as mortgage. If I pay as mortgage I will be the owner of that house after several ...
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Is Sugar HARAM?

The white sugar contain animal bone which is responsible for the white color. That bone may not be a halal (if the animal may be killed as per the islamic law) . So is sugar haram or halal?
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Our opinion on gay marriage and abortion [closed]

What's the proper opinion for a Muslim when asked on gay marriage and abortion. One Ustadz gave us a lecture and said something like abortion has a (age of pregnancy) limit. I forgot how many days or ...
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Are food containing spirit vinegar halal?

I am not sure if spirit vinegar is halal. I have asked at different mosque and called on Islamic TV shows but each of them have a different view. There is a hadith which mentions that the Prophets ...
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Interest on Property/Gold

And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allaah and His Messenger but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums), and ...
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Congratulating non Muslims on their festivals

Is it allowed for us as Muslims to congratulate Christians in their eids? (I.e. Merry Christmas, etc.) {This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have ...
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Interest question

Assalam o aliekum, I understand interest is Haram. My question is as follows: I want to lease a car (for 3 years) that has interest % but the company offering me to calculate 3 years of interest ...
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Are “Stacker” games which give prizes considered haram?

Yesterday I went to the arcade with my wife, and they had a game whereby you have to stack up a series of blocks. These blocks will move horizontally across the screen. The blocks need to be placed on ...
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Is it haram for men to watch WWE pro wrestling? [closed]

I understand why it would be haram for women to watch WWE pro wrestling, but why would it be haram for men to watch it? What's the reasoning?
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Syncretic adaptation of folk practices in Islam

I come from the Balkans and I have been curious about a certain folk practice among the Muslims of that region: it could be translated as "rinsing of fears". It is usually performed on young ...
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share market Halal Or Haram [duplicate]

I think the Share Market is haram; because we buy and sell money, and give a little money to earn more money. We don't buy and sell any product. This is interest. The market runs by government ...
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Is masturbation allowed for medical purposes

We know istimna is haraam in Islam. But there is a certain medical condition for which sometimes doctors prescribe the patients to do that regularly. Now I was wondering, say a person had a wife who ...
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male working as a cabin crew

Hi salam alaika to fellow muslims. I have some doubt, im a male and im considering to work as a cabin crew, the problem is, usually cabin crews must serve alcohol and non-halal food. So what if i ...
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Is being a film director against Islam?

I wanted to know that , whether being a film director or a script writer for fictional and romantic stories is against Islam ?!
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what is our(ISLAM) perpective on shaving hair? [duplicate]

salam , i want to know the Islam perpective on hair removal 1 : some private part hair which are suppoed to be removed after every 40 days other wise they make you NAPAK , is it so ? 2 : some men ...
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Earnings from a system that could be used for a Haram

Last week, I got a job in which the client asked me to develop an eCommerce site where the client will be selling online eBooks. He told me that there will be 14 categories of the books. I started ...
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is lucid dreaming haram?

A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The phenomenon had also been referred to by Greek philosopher Aristotle who had observed: often when one is asleep, there ...
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Islam Allowed Images on Website , Only men For ecommerce Website [duplicate]

i am creating website from last two year with the non living images but now the market is changes , competition is high , and without good image my designs not sell because they not look good , i ...
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Is Graphology or Handwriting Analysis is Permitted in Islam?

I want to ask, is graphology or handwriting analysis is permitted in islam? Here's the definition from wikipedia: Graphology is the pseudoscientific study and analysis of handwriting, especially ...
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Is Listening to Brainwave Entrainment‎ or Subliminal Message Audio Halaal in Islam?

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh as the title says, i want to say is brainwave halaal or haraam? Brainwave Entrainment in Wikipedia: Brainwave Entrainment is any practice that aims to ...
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Adultery and the Punishment in Islam

Asalamu Alaikum. Well my question is as follows: Islam is considered a religion of peace, right? So how is it possible that the penalty for adultery is death? What if a person married or otherwise ...
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How can poor people afford many Children with lack of birth control

Many prominent Islamic scholars discourage the popular Birth control methods. But it is a question that how poor people can afford to raise so many children, also some women consider this as their ...
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Is a fox / Hyena/Jackal/Wolf classed as a dog in Islam?

Are we able to touch a FOX, HYENA, JACKAL or WOLF? Are they classed as being of the dog family?
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If beauty/grooming/health products are tested on animals, are they haram?

Many products nowadays use animal testing to determine the quality and effects of the product, or even whether or not it is safe for human use. This is especially prevalent with beauty and health ...
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Is it permissible to steal as part of a game?

I play a game on my computer in which you can steal things from actual people. Is this allowed because it is a game or is it the same as stealing in real life?
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Is dream interpretation haram in Islam?

In my very possibly mistaken belief, there is a thin line between religion and superstition that we should not cross. I want to know whether the activity of dream interpretation is haram ...
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Die rather than violate certain laws?

Are there any laws in Islam which it is better to die rather than violate the law? Does it matter whether violating the law would cause the person to die naturally (for example, eating pork while ...
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Is it permissible to refuse halal food?

I heard a friend say that as Muslims we should eat everything that has been made halal for us and if we don't then we will be questioned on the last day. I am specifically referring to rabbit meat ...
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Relationships according to Quran

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...
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Is alcohol haram or not recommended?

I understand that the common concept is that alcohol is is acceptable in islam, however I am struggling to see how we consider it 'haram' considering the phrases used in the quran. ... Indeed, ...
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Is it halaal to eat birthday cake?

Is it halaal to eat birthday cake? When I ask this question, I do know that celebrating birthdays is a practice of non-Muslims and so we aren't allowed to celebrate it. However, that is not the ...
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Is it allowed to make dua for non muslims?

Is it allowed to make dua for non-muslims? If so, then please suggest one for me because I am to give out a dua for them in front of the whole school to pass their exams.
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“Christmas” in Islam: secular vs religious

I understand that many (most?) Muslims prefer not to really celebrate Christmas, due to conflicting religious views. However, in truth Christmas is a composite event, of secular (arguably: ...
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Is eating sushi halal or haram?

Rice of course is halal as far as I know, but what about of other seafood that can be used when cooking sushi such as shrimps, crabs, salmon, caviar etc?
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Is participating in the game show “Deal or No Deal” haram?

There is a game show called Deal or No Deal, where people are presented with a number of boxes containing unknown amounts of token money, and the contestant has to try and eliminate boxes which have ...
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Is it haram to look at naked women in Islam?

Is it wrong for a man to look at a naked woman who is getting changed, if he looks at her without her knowledge? I require evidences from the Qur'an to support any answer.
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Why swearing is forbidden?

Why shouldn't people swear? Its rational to say it is a bad thing when you hurt someones feelings with your bad words, but if a person swears and no one cares is it still haram to say 'f*** you' for ...
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Can a Muslim borrow money from his own 401(k) plan, with interest?

I understand from this, and other related questions, that Muslims are not permitted to charge interest on loans. This brings up a question for me: In the U.S. many people have 401(k) retirement ...
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What are the foods forbidden for Muslims to eat and the reason?

What are the different kinds of food that a Muslim can't eat and the reasons they were banned? I heard some people mention that Muslims shouldn't eat horses' or donkeys' meat, but I couldn't find a ...
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What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems to ...
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Are all unhealthy substances haraam?

Smoking is seen by the majority of Muslim scholars as haraam on the grounds that it is harmful to one's health. But tobacco is not the only harmful substance that has wide spread use. As an example; ...
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In order to fast, you need to be clean before the ramadan

I've heard my friends say with absolutely no source to support it that in order to fast Ramadan you need to be clean. I.e not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to 1st day of Ramadan. ...
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Why is smoking tobacco haraam?

The majority view (as far as I know) on smoking tobacco is that it is haraam? But what is the rationale or evidence/proof behind that ruling?
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What actions would constitute zina?

I would like to know what actions would be considered zina according to Islam. Is it limited to sexual intercourse?
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Are muslims allowed to eat boars?

It is clear that it is haram to eat pork. However, is it permissible to eat wild boars or to use products derived from them (boar bristle brushes)? I ask this because both pigs and boars belong to the ...
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When is talking behind someone's back allowed?

Backbiting (ghibah) is forbidden (haraam) in Islam. I remember some exceptions to this, where talking behind someone's back isn't considered ghibah, but I can't remember what they were. For example, ...
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Does Islam explicitly allow to break the rules if there is no other option?

After I asked this question, I got a comment - you can eat pork if you're in a desert and dying of hunger. Is their evidence in Holy Quran or hadith that one can break the rule if there is no ...
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Is there any exception that consuming alcohol or alcoholic foods is OK?

Actually I have few questions relating to alcohol consumption. They are so related that I feel they should be at one place. What is the purpose of Allah in making alcohol haram? Is it OK to drink ...
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Is every physical contact between a male and a female forbidden?

Is there any situation in which physical contact between unmarried males and females is allowed? For example, handshakes, medical examinations or dangerous situations. I am of course talking about ...