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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 ...
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Are buffet restaurants haram?

From Wikipedia: Buffet restaurants normally offer all-you-can-eat (AYCE) food for a set price. Allah says in the Qu'ran: “O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, ...
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Is pasta halal to eat? [duplicate]

My aunt bought Casino Torti brand pasta for me to cook. I have searched all over the internet about this brand but I did not find anything. This brand is not in the lists of non-halal food (Australia ...
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Is it sunnah to clean one's plate after eating?

Is it sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to clean one's plate after eating by licking it with fingers or tongue?
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What can a Muslim do when dining with Christian friends who say grace?

A grace is a short prayer or thankful phrase said before or after eating. The term most commonly refers to Christian traditions. -- Wikipedia Here's a Catholic example: Bless us, O Lord, and these,...
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Can Sunnis eat meat authorised halal by Shi'a?

The city main mosque in a non Muslim country is Shi'a and the halal certification process is controlled by them. Can we eat meat from a restaurant (which is owned and staffed by Sunnis) if the halal ...
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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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Permission to write sacred names on fruit?

Most of the times, I observe sacred names like (Allah and Muhammad SAWW) are written on fruits, vegetables, snow and many more things. e.g. What does Islam says about this practice? Doesn't it bring ...
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Does food and prayer become makruh after junub if not bath?

I been told that after junub one should need to have bath/gusul before having food or to pray. Although one can have food or do whatever they want but it is considered makruh and is believed that ...
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Is unintentionally eating haram food halal or haram?

What to do if someone ates haram food item unintentionally? Is that haram or halal? Is it a sin? Will Allah forgive that person?
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Is shrove tuesday or pancake day allowed?

In the western world, there is a day before period of Lent (40 days of fasting and avoiding unhealthy food except sundays), Called Shrove Tuesday (last tuesday of feb.) which is also called pancake ...
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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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Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory?

As the title says; Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory? Of course it doesn't have to be a list with all scholars ever holding that opinion, but as many ...
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Is building a website for non-Muslim restaurants halal?

I have in minds an idea: I would like to launch a project which is a website where restaurants can show up their menu and people can buy and order them directly online. However I can't control what ...
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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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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 eating from a sandwich van which serves non-halal food okay?

I work in an office, where there is few sandwich or burger vans serving food. They have stored everything, so it is just matter of frying over stove, but the utensils touch that spam, port sausages ...
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Are there things unworthy of being eaten?

The tag food has a description of "Anything that is worthy of being eaten.". Is there a concept in Islam of something being unworthy of being eaten? For some people, there'd be things that are unsafe ...
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Is “White Wine (Sulphites)” halal?

I purchased a prawn linguine from Iceland. It contains White Wine (Sulphites) 6%, what is this and is it halal? Attached Ingredients. I searched online but couldn't find anything about it. I have ...
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What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding?

What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding a child in light of Quran and Hadith?
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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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What is the Sunnah method to clean the finger after finishing the meal?

What should be the way to clean finger after meal,Is it good manner to clean finger in plate after meal?
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Is there a relationship between fasting on Mondays and Thursdays and the 5:2 diet? [closed]

Following the Sunnah it is virtuous to optionally fast on Mondays and Thursdays. I was wondering if this relates to this 5:2 fast diet? This is where you have restricted calories on 2 days and your ...
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Should one say Bismillah before eating snacks or drinking coffee?

I try to say Bismillah before eating meals. Sometimes I eat things which are not particularly significant, eg. a lolly, a piece of fruit, or a cup of coffee, which aren't considered meals. Question: ...
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Do we have to change the name of the food which allegedly raises doubts?

My actual question is 'How do you react when an Islamic Department or any Islamic organizations decides to change names of few foods that had been existed or known for you for decades?' Here, the ...