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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 okay if I eat at a halal restaurant that serves beer/alcohol?

I have an exchange program at Madrid, Spain for 5 months. There is a lot of restaurant here that show Halal at their restaurant name, for an example Palmira & La Libanesa (at Gran Via,Madrid). ...
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Are insects halal to eat? [duplicate]

Are insects halal to eat according to Islamic law?
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Is cross contaminated food Haram?

Not everything a restaurant sells is Haram, sometimes a restaurant that sells Haram foods (Pork) may also sell foods which we consider as Halal (Fish, salads) however this food may be cross ...
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Food manufacturing during Ramadan

What happens to Muslim country-based food processing/manufacturing companies during Ramadan? Do they shut down fully in the entirety of the fasting season? Do they shift the schedule such that ...
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If a person has broken their fast for a valid reason, should they eat differently?

For whatever reason, this person has to break their fast. Should they eat less or differently? Does it change is it is voluntary or obligatory fasting?
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Eating something haram unintentionally, will my prayers be accepted?

What if we ate something haram by mistake? I ate some Korean brownie which the next day I found out has alcohol in it. but I didn't know because the label is all in Korean and I can't understand it. ...
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Is hiring a non-Muslim maid permissible?

Can Muslims hire a maid for tasks such as sweeping rooms, washing utensils, cooking food, serving food, etc.? We have a Christian maid who does all home errands except for cooking. Can we ask her to ...
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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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Is it halal to eat food that contain alcohol as one of its ingredients?

I know that this kind of question has been asked multiple times on this site and you can probably find them on Google as well, but one thing that is still unclear to me is regarding alcohol that was ...
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Why are some foods haram for Muslims? [duplicate]

For a research project I would like to know why Muslims aren't supposed to eat: animals that have died of natural causes, by accident, or due to other animals carnivorous animals with fangs/birds of ...
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Is Marmite Halal/Haram?

Marmite is made from leftover brewers yeast, it is popular in South Africa, Australia, etc. Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. (Wikipedia) So would it be considered ...
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When is it permissible to eat cow, chicken, deer, etc., in non-Muslim countries? [duplicate]

I have been in the army for about few months and it's a non Muslim country, for about the duration I spent here I have been eating only bread, vegetarian meals and sometimes if there were fish or tuna ...
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Are You Allowed To Eat A Fish Hamburger At McDonald's?

Are you allowed to eat a fish hamburger at McDonald's, even though they use the same oil to fry the fish hamburger, as they used to fry the bacon?
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If wine was used in a marinara sauce recipe, is this considered haram?

If wine was used in a marinara sauce recipe, where it was essentially boiled off over a 5 hour period, is this still considered haram? How about beer-battered fish? You couldn't eat enough of these ...
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How to repent from accidentally eaten pork? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I have unknowingly eaten a burger that most probably had pork inside. I was at school, we just won the house cup, we were celebrating, and then they started serving us burgers. I asked ...
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Is the Betty Crocker cake mix halal, given that it contain glycerides, which might be derived from haram meat?

I was wondering whether if the Betty Crocker cake mix and frosting was halal or not? The ingredients include mono- and diglycerides which might be derived from haram meat.
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Will molasses of grape be considered wine (and thus haram) after its expiry date?

It is a long time that I have molasses of grape (as a permissible drink or eatable food). But I kept it for a long time and did not drink it. At the moment, I'm worried it has changed to wine (to some ...
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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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Is it permissible to eat chicken and eggs together, or milk and beef?

Is it permissible to eat chicken and eggs together, or milk and beef? I hear this is not permissible. I'd appreciate answers with evidence and not just opinions.
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If Subway staff mistakenly add meat to my sandwich, is it halal to eat after removing the meat?

I recently bought a sandwich from Subway. However while I was ordering a vegetarian sandwich I think the woman behind the counter never heard me and put something which looked like beef on my sandwich;...
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Is Eating while watching Islamic T.V Show Haram?

I have got used to watching Peace T.V while eating Breakfast, Lunch and dinner is it okay because I am listening tafsir of Quran and ihadith by scholars while eating please answer with reasons and ...
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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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Is eating food from person who receives or pays interest haram?

I heard that eating food is haram in homes where the main income is from interest (riba) or the persons in the home pays it willingly. What I heard is right or wrong? Is there any specific authentic ...
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Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)?

Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)? Please mention the case when it is done intentionally, unintentionally, and intentionally because you couldn't manage to remove the ...
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Is blowing the foods Makruh? (Shia view)

It is said that it is better not to blow the foods. In other word, it is said that blowing the foods is considered as a makruh practice. So, I was wondering if this is counted as a correct issue or ...
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Is it necessary to drink water while sitting down and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam?

I've always been asked by my elders to sit down and then drink water. Why is it so and why doesn't the same rule apply while drinking Zam Zam.
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Is taking Tea with using Tea-cup from left hand is haram?

Eating with Left hand is Haram, in that concern I want to know that: Is taking Tea with using Tea-cup from left hand is haram?
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Is it halal to eat meat given the mistreatment of farmed animals? [duplicate]

As a Muslim the Quran taught me peace and compassion. I can understand if meat was made halal. Although I don't think it was made as a requirement. So if we can eat cruelty free, why wouldn't we? ...
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Is bovine colostrum powder haram?

Is bovine colostrum powder haram? I could not find any reference that it is haram.
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Is it halal to buy and drink artificial juices?

We know that the juices of fruits are halaal and fruits are good for health, but different companies make artificial juices and sale to different markets. Is it allowed in Islam As a Muslim, is it ...
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Is horsemeat Halal?

Is the eating of Horse meat Halal or not? I would like an answer with references to the Quran or Hadiths.
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How can we be sure that commercial businesses, e.g. McDonald's, that are present in Morocco and other Arab countries, are totally halal?

How can we be sure that commercial businesses, e.g. McDonald's, that are present in Morocco and other Arab countries, are totally halal? I've always wondered how these businesses can be halal. It's ...
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If I am offered food but I'm not sure it's halal, can I say Allah's name to make it permissible?

If I am offered food and I am not sure if it's halal. Can I bless it in Allah's name to make it permissible?
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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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Is luwak coffee, involving coffee cheries partly digested by a small catlike animal, halal or haram?

Kopi luwak... refers to the coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the [Asian palm civet]... a small catlike animal. ... Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the ...
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Is seafood like prawns, crabs, etc., haram?

I heard it from a friend that crabs and prawns are haram. But I thought that the seafood is Halal. So can any one put light on this question of mine because I don't think it is Haram. Is seafood ...
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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 vegetarianism accepted in Islam? [duplicate]

Islam teaches us what is halal food and what is haram food. It is said that we should eat from the foods that Allah has made halal for us. So, while some people become vegetarian, that is mostly ...
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Will unknowingly eating haram affect my fasting and prayers for 40 days? If so how?

I usually always check ingredients before I buy things, but it slipped my mind today when I bought a pack of mellows for the first time. I came home and had 2, and when I was on my third one realized ...
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Does Allah give the human population exclusive right, to kill and eat any other baser animal life forms?

Does Allah give the human population exclusive right, to kill and eat any other baser animal life forms? Also, a corollary, is it immoral to be a vegetarian and not eat killed animals in Islam?
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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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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 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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Eating non-halal

I'm a Muslim migrant who landed in France a decade ago. I really did my hard to eat halal food. But, I really don't want to exclude myself since social connections are really important in my job. So, ...
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What does the halal certification of drinks (e.g. coffee) mean? [duplicate]

The meaning of halal as per google is adjective: halal 1. denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law. "halal butchers" religiously acceptable according to Muslim ...
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Are there any special rules about the halal certification of 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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Is it okay to eat meat from big industrial farms where animals are treated very poorly?

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. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7681252/ns/...