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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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what are the effects of consuming haram food ignorantly?

lately there is a serious issue of haram meat being labeled as halal and it has been consumed by muslims unknowingly. I read somewhere that any food that is haram or its source is from haram source ...
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Food Laws, interpretation to avoid contradiction

Chapter 2:173 seems to specify that the only forbidden foods are carrion, blood, swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. Chapter 2:173 (Pickthall): He ...
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Are smarties halal? [closed]

Are smarties haram if so why aren’t they? And if they are haram which colours are haram are all off them? I heard some people say it’s about the dyes they use. Please explain.
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Is it sin to maintain vegetarian forever?

In Hinduism Brahmin class maintain strict vegetarian diet forever. What about Islam? Is it sin to maintain vegetarian forever?
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What to say when fasting 3 days to break oath?

I wonder when you fast for 3 days to take back an oath on not eating something because you realize that thing is in everything. Is there something that has to be recited to make it clear that you take ...
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is there hadith about that a cup of milk makes muslim sated?

is there hadith about that a cup of milk makes muslim sated? i searched "hadith cup of milk" in google, "cup of milk" in sunnah.com, and have not found such hadith. maybe there is ...
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Is there a consensus that eating with a knife and fork (as in Western culture) is unlawful?

In my culture (Australian; English background), we usually eat with a fork in our left hand and the knife in the right. We place food in our mouths using the fork in our left hand. This is how I was ...
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Is it haram to eat/drink from someone who’s unrelated to you?

I know eating/sharing food isn’t haram, but I was wondering if it was haram if say someone who isn’t related to me were to drink from a bottle. Would It become haram for me to drink from that bottle ...
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Is it halal to crash or go into a wedding without invitation in Islam?

I want to ask that is it Halal or Haram to go into a unknown wedding without invitation?
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Is it mandatory to eat beef (Cow meat) in Islam?

There's political unrest in India, Hindus opposing beef (Cow meat) and Cow Slaughter and some Muslims rejecting it. Some Muslims supported beef ban for peace but Some Muslims are stubborn to not ban ...
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Gelatin capsules from pig ash or its bone

We read in the quran that the flesh of swine is impermissible(occurs four times elsewhere in Quran) “He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, ...” [al-...
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Is white sugar haram due to containing animal bone?

White sugar contains 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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I am Muslim but my Step-son is Christian and he eats Bacon and Ham (Pork)

I am Muslim but my Step-son is Christian and he eats Bacon and Ham (Pork). Since we live in the same house, Is it allowed to bring Bacon and Ham (Pork) in the house though I do not consume it? Is it ...
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Can I eat the food which my non muslim friend offering to me me but she is eating it too. Can I eat her food?

We were eating food at University cafe. I finished eating my part but my non muslim friend was eating. When I look at her food she offered me if I want to eat her part too, I don't eat it saying that ...
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Cross contamination

Am I allowed to eat a subway if the employees change their gloves after touching haram foods. A subway worker touches washed pork and haram beef with gloves on then touches the cheese salads etc. If I ...
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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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Why is Hindu food not allowed? How are they najis?

Why are we not allowed to eat Hindu food? The answer given is coz they are najis! How are they najis? And during the Prophet's time, there were many non-Muslims, yet they had a good relation with the ...
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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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At what alcohol percentage is a volume of alcoholic seasoning/condiment considered haram?

This question is more specifically aimed at condiments that may have small percentages of alcohol (<1% alcohol) such as soy sauce and some types of mirin. An example of mirin STYLE seasoning that ...
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Are there any foods that have been suggested in Islam for a good sex life?

Are there any foods that have been suggested in Islam for a good sex life? If yes, could someone please reference to some Hadith or Quran regarding this?
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Leaving everything you're doing for solat

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Please find what so clarification on solat. In my upbringing I was told that when the iqama is said you have to leave everything you are doing for the ...
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I eat pork with out knowing it’s pork [duplicate]

Aslaam aly qum I came to France and I have never eaten pork Before but by mistake I bought some food and pork was in it as I don’t read French and I really feel bad and not sure what should I do Now ? ...
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Is U.S CHEETOS HARAM OR HALAL

I want to know is hot Cheetos haram to eat or halal because I recently downloaded an app that tells where foods are halal or haram is called scan halal anyways it said that U.S hot Cheetos are haram ...
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Is it OK to waste a little food for the sake of etiquette?

If a host offers you a drink and you are the guest, you leave a little drink at bottom of the glass as etiquette. Is this considered wasting food ? Is it a sin ?
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Is it permissible to eat meat in Western restaurants given that it is permissible to eat meat from People of the Book?

I always have eaten halal meat and nothing else. I am now in the USA and some places have no halal places at all so it can be difficult at times to eat meat. I was informed that Allah SWT has given ...
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Is Cod fish halal or not?

I want to go to some place where Cod fish will be served for dinner. Is it halal or not? Does cod fish have scale which would make it halal to eat?
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Is watching people cook haraam foods haraam? (eg. pork belly, pure vanilla ice cream etc)

I've watched many cooking videos on youtube and I normally see a lot of people cook things that are haraam. For example, pork belly, beef wellington (contains bacon), vanilla ice cream (vanilla ...
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Are grapes and grape juice haram?

I am wondering if grapes and grape juice are haram because they are a component in wine. I have talked to a sheikh and he says yes it is haram, but I also talked to some friends who studied Islam in ...
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Is human flesh halal for eating?

Inspired by: this question Of course, murdering someone is forbidden and mutilating a body is forbidden. But setting these issues aside, would human flesh be halal for eating?
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Is there a reason to eat beef instead of pork?

Allah sais that eating beef is allowed, and eating swine is forbidden. I have studied the medical science of beef and swine, and I found that 10 times more people die of cow tuberculosis and other ...
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Cross contaminated food

Asalamialaykum, I just have a question that I need answering please. So today I ate dominoes but it was a vegitarian pizza no meat was on there but I once read that their food is cross contaminated ...
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Why can't Muslims eat or drink blood?

I have read why Muslims can't eat certain foods, e.g.: pork, horse, donkey, sharks, and animals of prey (lions, tigers,etc.). But, I can't find why Muslims can't eat or drink blood. If that is the ...
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Are insects (e.g. locusts) halal to eat according to the Qur'an and Sunnah?

I was recently told that locusts are halal. Is there any proof from the Sunnah or the Qur'an that says insects are halal or is it just locusts?
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Are muslims allowed to eat pork and other forbidden food when imprisoned, during starvation and other exceptional circumstances?

Someone told me that the Quran explicitly allows muslims to eat otherwise banned food when imprisoned, during starvation and similar. It makes sense but I would like a source for it.
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Right of husband over Bidah issue?

We have taken my wife brothers after her mom passed away. They make dua/prayer for his mom before eating on Thursday. I asked my wife of why do you guys do it and her answer was we make dua so ...
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Eating cartilage is permissible or not? [duplicate]

Could anyone please clarify whether the eating of cartilage is permissible or not?
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Is it Makru to uncovered food?

I heard that if things aren’t covered for a time or whole night one should avoid it. From what I remember it was said by someone close to me. I cannot find any source. Is it said by prophet Muhammad (...
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Why isn't it cow meat prohibited when it is said to cause sickness?

I've come across to the following hadith: عليكم بألبان البقر و سمنانها ، و إياكم و لحومها ، فإن ألبانها و سمنانها دواء و شفاء ، و لحومها داء ... The milk of the cow contains healing, its fat is a ...
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My Question is is it haram to take picture of a food before eating?

As i have seen many people mostly our muslim, instead of reciting holy verses (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم). They are taking their meal pictures and posting it on their Instagram for to get likes and fame. ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

I've been told that Muslims are allowed to eat camels but we're not allowed to eat horses. Why? I thought the reason why they couldn't eat horses was to do with the fact that people use them as a ...
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Is White Whine Vinegar halaal when it is in food? [duplicate]

I am not sure if white whine vinegar is halaal. I have searched through different websites and some say that it is halaal? Also I am not sure if spirit vinegar is halaal?
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Do any schools consider eel haram, and why?

Given that eel is clearly a water animal, one would think that it would fall under the general ruling of the hadith wherein the sea's water is pure and its dead is permissible. However, I clearly ...
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Can Muslim Eat Sea Lobster? [duplicate]

I am a Muslim and now living in China. Today My Chinese friend invite to eat lobster. They bought two types lobster. One is so big and they say it is from the sea. And another little from the pond or ...
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How important is eating halal meat?

I've asked several people and the opinion seems to be split. Some people say it's completely haram eating non-halal meat. Others tell me that if you say Bism-Allah Alrahaman Alraheem before eating the ...
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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 there an authentic source for the hadith where the Prophet and Ali ibn Abi Talib joke about eating dates?

On another page, where the question asks if the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used humour in his daily life, one user gave a very nice answer, but I wanted to clarify something: The date incident that has ...
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Is it permitted to cook the calf in the milk of it's mother?

It has been said that Muslim dietary laws are largely based on the Jewish ones. SO does Islam permit the calf to be cooked in his mother's milk or is that also prohibited just like in Judaism?
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Is it true that any haram food that we consume, our Dua's do not get accepted for 40 days?

Is it true that any haram food that we consume, our Dua's do not get accepted for 40 days? If so, where is the reference for this and does this include sheesha, smoking and other haram consumables?
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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.