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Is octopus halal?

I am in China doing my studies. Anyone tell me Octopus is halal or haram. Because in some Muslim Canteen it is available and some Muslim like to eat it.
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Why can't Muslims eat food offered by non-Muslims?

A Muslim friend of mine turned down chocolates that I offered. He told me that his parents told him not to accept food offered by non-Muslims, as it would be haram. Why is this so? Note: The ...
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Can 3D printed food be considered halal?

Today we live in a world where it is possible to print edible vegetables and meat for consumption. Although still in it's infancy, it is predicted in the next 20-30 years it will be as ubiquitous as ...
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Is alcohol based vinegar allowed

If there is alcohol used to create vinegar such as red wine if it is converted into vinegar and sold as red wine vinegar is it halal or does it remain haram
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Is it allowed to not EAT at suhur and iftar?

I wanted to do a water fast for the whole month of Ramadan but I'm not sure if it is allowed to not eat at all. So I would break my fast with water instead of food.
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Eating different types of seafood [duplicate]

Are muslims allowed to eat crabs and squid? I'm not sure whether muslims are allowed to eat these and all the sites I have visited before do not clearly state whether we can eat crab or squid and I ...
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Is stomach of animal (Ojri) halal or haraam in islam? [closed]

i need information about that animal stomach. Are we allowed to eat foods such as (stomach) or the brain or testicle’s of a Goat/Sheep?
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Is chipotle halal to eat

I heard that they cook chicken and pork on the same grill, but they cook them separately. Does that mean we cant eat at chipotle?
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Does giving food to my christian maid please Allah or not?

I have a maid who is christian by faith. She is poor. I often give her food for her children and family, so that it provides her a little ease financially, and she doesn't have to cook after getting ...
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Is whale meat halal?

In some countries, some people say, that humans eat whale meat is tradition. Is whale meat halal as human food?
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What to check from the owner whether a cheese is halal or not?

Assalamu walaikum I saw this cheese product made by kraft and I wanted to know whether it is halal or not. So I sent an email to Kraft company asking about whether this is halal or made from any ...
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Accidentally ate bacon crisps [duplicate]

I was having lunch and while on my way I took crips pack. While eating I felt tasteless thing and when I looked at wrapped it was "Smoky Bacon" favour. I threw it away but what happens now. What do ...
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May fish and dairy be eaten together?

I was recently talking with a Muslim acquaintance about similarities and differences between kashrut and halal, and she mentioned something I had never heard before: in her family dairy and fish are ...
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Non muslim food business serving Halal food, DO I NEED A CERTIFICATE?

I am a Non muslim (Christian) that lives in a very diverse part of london UK. I have always only bought Halal meat from my local Halal butcher, I recently opened a small community cafe, and have ...
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How can we know that the food we are eating is halal or haram?

People living in non muslim countires often donot know that the food they are eating is halal or haram. what should they do in this case?
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Is chocolate haram since the average bar apparently has 8 insect parts?

The FDA allows up to 60 insect parts per 100 grams of chocolate. Since all insects (except locusts) are considered haram would consuming these chocolates be haram too. Since it is hard for the ...
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Alcohol in food [duplicate]

I want to know weather beer battered fish is halal or haram? Beer battered fish can never get you intoxicated, even if you eat 100 of them. Therefore, does the hadith: 'whatever intoxicates in large ...
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Is Non-vegetarian Cheese halal

My question is specifically regarding Pesto I have been having for a few weeks, until last Friday when I noticed the words Non vegetarian cheese. Please see this image: I am wondering whether to ...
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Can non halal food become halal food

Is there a process that can turn non halal food in to halal food such as praying or cleaning/cooking the food in a certain way?
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What are the dominant rulings for alcoholic content in food in each of the Sunni madhahib?

Note: This post is intended to provide a canonical answer for a common class of questions The forbiddance of drinking khamr is is well-known in Sunni Islam, based primarily on the following Qur'anic ...
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Is it haram to eat food in which alcohol has been added?

For example would it be okay to eat a wine sauce or beer battered fish. I'm unsure as the alcohol has been cooked therefore you wouldn't get drunk.
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Is it haram to eat halal food that is touching haram food

My family doesn't know I'm Muslim and I live away from home so this doesn't often. But every now and again I will visit them and eat with them. Sometimes they'll cook a dish with a mixture of meat ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith “do not make your stomach a graveyard of animals”?

In my answer to How often should we eat meat?, I quote two ahadith which I'm unsure about their reliability. The first is Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith “if you eat meat for 40 days, those qualities will come within you”?

In my answer to How often should we eat meat?, I quote two ahadith which I'm unsure about their reliability. The second is “At one time the Rasul of Allah said to his cousin ‘Ali, ‘O ‘Ali, you ...
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How often should we eat meat?

I was watching this short clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RY-c65As_c and in particular Sh Hamza Yusuf says Muslims are eating meat far too much. What is the evidence from the Book and Sunnah?
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Is it haram to cook non-halal meat and serve it to a Christian?

Is it haram to cook non-halal meat and serve it to a Christian? Bearing in mind that you don’t eat it, but just cooking it and serve it.
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Is eating chicken wings in Texas permissible?

so I have been trying to become a better Muslim by learning what is allowed and what is not, and I have stumbled across the permissibility of eating meats. From what I know, we can only eat halal and ...
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Are Lay's potato chips halal?

I heard rumors. Can you confirm if Lay's are halal or haram?
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Eating meat compulsory?

Bismillah, Assalam o Alekum. I have heard from some people that eating meat is compulsory in Islam. They mention a hadis , whose exact words I can't recall but its meaning is , that if one has not ...
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Is there a clear point where overeating becomes haram?

Overeating can be detrimental to one's health in a variety of ways: there's more extreme cases, such as binge eating disorder and bulimia, but also simply eating too much and becoming obese results in ...
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Is it permitted to eat food cooked at the same time as food for khatma?

People here have a practice to give food to the poor after the death of one's relative in the hope that the dead will be rewarded for it, which is termed khatma food. My house also cooks food every ...
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Hadith about eating Desi Chicken instead of broiler?

Yesterday I happened to come across a video which states about eating Desi Chicken and to keep it under personal observation for two or three days before slaughtering it as it eats what ever it finds ...
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Did Jesus relax Jewish dietary laws?

I read that Jews believe that when the Messiah comes he will allow pig and other food which is forbidden to them. Jesus the Messiah has already come and he confirmed the Law of Moses (Qur'an and ...
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Can A M21 Hollow Point ammo hunter eat his meat in Islam?

Situation M21 (308.Winchester Semi-Auto) Hollow Point ammo Deer Headshot (Insta-Death) Can a Muslim do that ? Would that be helal to eat ?
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Is It Permissible to Use Dinnerware That Has Gold pattern?

I am planning to buy a dinnerware set for my home and I know that we are not allowed to eat in gold instruments. Below is the description for the item that I am planning to buy: A sophisticated ...
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Is it permissible to donate money/clothes/food etc to Non-Muslims? [duplicate]

Salaam, my question is that "Is one allowed to make any types of donations to non-Muslims in need. Not as in sending Zakat, Sadaqah or Lillah - but just generally?" Jazakallah Khair in advance
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Is chicken of a foreign restaurent halal?

I am living in a foreign country and some times for industrial tour I have to travel here. In that case I have to take food from a foreign restaurant where they might not take the name of Allah while ...
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Is it permissible to have food that has squid in it, or eat the food but not the squid? [duplicate]

I am staying in Korea for my study and in my University they prepare a dish of noodles where they give prawn and squid. They put water, noodles, prawn and squid there and cook it. So far I know squid ...
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Is eating properly slaughtered meat in a Christian country halal?

I live in Finland. In the website of the Finnish food safety authority they explain the way animals are slaughtered in Finnish slaughter houses. They say that they are first given an electrical shock ...
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Is it permissible for me to eat food (fish, chicken, beef) cooked by Europeons? [duplicate]

I'm planning to take a trip to Europe and it is very difficult to find halal food over there. Is it permissible for me to eat food (fish, chicken, beef) cooked by Europeons?
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Is spinal marrow haram to consume?

I've heard some people claim that spinal marrow or spinal cord is haram to eat. Is this claim true and what is the basis for this?
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Did the Prophet advise against eating in excess on Eid?

You are permitted to cook and prepare nice, sumptuous special foods, but can you eat in excess? Some non Muslims think that we do this to "compensate" for fasting in the month. Or is the advice of ...
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Is chicken Slaughtered by only one man halal?

Recently I had to buy chickens which were slaughtered by one man due to lack of man-power. The slaughterer had to apply body weight on the chicken to hold it steady. Other than this, everything looked ...
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What should I do if my Muslim friend invites me with improper food?

Assalamu walaikum. I maintain Zabiha halal but few of my Muslim friends doesn't. What to do if he invites me to their home? Can I ask about the meat source? If I know if his income is not from a ...
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Why is caffeine and coffee considered halal?

As with smoking, there are a number of negative side effects when consuming caffeine, especially in high quantities. Insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast ...
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Is it makru to take appetite suppressants at suhur before starting the fast?

There are a few medicines and herbs that can effectively cancel your appetite for the entire day. I have taken one and I don't feel hungry or thirsty for the whole period of the fast. I asked my ...
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Can halal and non-halal food be transported in the same vehicle/container?

Can Halal and Non-Halal food be transported in the same vehicle/same container? I ask about the container because ten/twenty foot containers or boxes can be changed when operating the same flatbed ...
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Have I sinned if I removed pork from my meal, but continued to eat it, even though I had doubted the permissibility of doing so? [duplicate]

I had recently ordered a steak sandwich, and as I was eating it, I found that it had another meat inside, which I suspect to be bacon. I spitted out what I had in my mouth, and washed my mouth. I had ...
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Is it generally important to eat an odd number of dates?

I'm aware of this hadith relating to Eid al-Fitr (see: Is it sunnah to eat dates before going to eid al-Fithr prayer?): Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) never proceeded (for the ...
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

Many people in this world are left handed: "Studies suggest that 88–92% of the world population is right-handed." -- Handedness, Wikipedia. Presumably, somewhere around 10% of Muslim converts are ...