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Are memory chargers (boosters) permissible? [duplicate]

I want to know if Complan with memory chargers (boosters) is halal (allowed)? If yes, please provide supporting stances.
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Are Pringles halal or haram?

I just wanted to confirm whether Pringles and Knorr products are halal or haram, because recently a friend told me that they were haram because in Pringles use e471 so I just want to confirm it that ...
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Scientific reasons for not eating certain animals?

Muslims are not allowed to eat certain animals like pig, dog etc. but are allowed to eat cow, chicken, lamb etc. I don't understand the reason behind this refraining from eating some animals but are ...
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Are processed food considered Haram?

Do processed food such as chips, cold-drink and other processed foot constitute Haram food? What's the ruling on processed food?
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Can we eat the food which comes from a religious celebration or festival

Can we eat the food which is kept in front of idols. In my company after celebrating the festivals (some fruits or coconut in front of idols)they give it to all the employees Is it halal?. In the ...
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Can I be confident in purchasing food from a shop with a halal monitoring committee (HMC) certificate?

I am double minded about ordering food from a grilled chicken shop. I see many Muslim brothers going there to eat now and then as the shop owner claims their chicken is 'halal', but the shop owner is ...
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What is the proper way to process shrimp to become Halal certified?

How can shrimp be prepared to be Halal? What is the proper way to process shrimp to become Halal certified? We can IQF (individually quick frozen) or cook the shrimp, but they are dead from being ...
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Notifying someone that the food is haraam

There was a situation the other day, where an acquaintance of mine was going to eat a bagel that he very much liked. Unknown to him, was that the bagel's ingredients contained gelatin. I looked it up ...
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Is artificially produced meat halal?

Is meat that has been artificially grown in a lab (made by duplicating cells) halal? What if the father cell came from a living animal? Can humans eat this kind of artificial meat? Reference Link for ...
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How much should one eat in Suhoor?

Should one eat a lot in Suhoor? Or should one eat in the normal manner (filling one-third of the stomach with food, one-third with water and one-third with air)? I actually want to know if there is ...
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Is there a ruling for giving and returning the Salam while eating?

What is the ruling, if any, of offering salaam to someone who is eating? And also what is the ruling when being offered salaam while you yourself are eating? Lately, we hear people saying that it is ...
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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

Narrated 'Ata' (Radi-Allahu 'anhu): I heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, "The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi WaSallam) said, 'Whoever eats (from) this plant (he meant garlic) should keep away from ...
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Food with earnings from halal and haram money

A non-Muslim friend recently invited me out for lunch a few days back. Naturally, since he had invited me, he picked up the tab at the restaurant. Now I am worried about a few things. This friend ...
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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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Are Centrum Tablets allowed in Islam (Halal or Haram)?

Some of the Centrum tablets are made from vitamins of pork it says on their official website. I want to know if they can be used for medical treatment for a better health or not? If not, and there is ...
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Is 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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Can we eat in restaurants that are not run by Muslims and do not have some sort of halal certification? [duplicate]

What is the Islamic ruling on eating in restaurants that are not run by Muslims and do not have some sort of Halal certification? (I ask because in traditional Judaism one generally may not eat in ...
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Is eating mushrooms allowed in islam?

mushrooms are neither fruit nor vegetables They are a special type of fungus source :http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/are-mushrooms-good-you?page=all but are they ...
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Can water be halal or haram?

On a flight from Tokyo to Sydney with Japan Airlines, I was given a bottle of water that was certified halal. (Apologies for the image quality) Do Muslims consider water as being potentially halal or ...
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Does food need a halal certification?

I have seen symbols on food in supermarkets and restaurants marking the food as halal. I assume that these symbols come from authoritative Muslim food supervision companies. I have also seen Muslims ...
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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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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 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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What is “Gelatine (Plant)”? Is it halal?

I was shopping for snacks yesterday, and I saw a new product (not sure where from; I'm in Canada but as there was Chinese writing on the package I assume it was foreign). Among the ingredients was ...
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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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Speluncean Explorers: Can we kill and eat a human to save our lives?

There is a well known hypothetical legal case in philosophy of law known as The Case of the Speluncean Explorers In the hypothetical case, a trapped team of five spelunkers determine via radio ...
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Fish not Permissible - “Kanta” (Shia view)

I have a Shi'a co-worker. Recently, our team planned a team lunch, and he mentioned that he doesn't eat fish, because of something called "kanta" (in Urdu). He said it's due to certain communities/...
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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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Lobsters and crabs, halal or haram due to boiling alive?

I just read a question that asks if eel is halal and it reminded me of something I always wondered about. Lobsters and crabs are boiled alive when cooked. That means it's haram to eat them right? I ...
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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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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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What are the proper dietary and eating habits or manners in Islam?

What are the manners of eating and drinking in Islam? What were the eating manners and habits of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? What are the benefits for us to adopt eating habits/manners of Islam? Thanks.
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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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Are all vegetarian products Halal?

Can Muslims safely consider all vegetarian products as Halal? If not then what are the things that are required to be looked at carefully before purchasing such products?
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Are Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? [closed]

Are Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? Are they different from fiqh point of view?
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Which foods from the sea are halal?

"Everything in ocean is Madhbooh (slaughtered)." [Bukhari] I hear a lot of discussions going on about what is halal and haram from the sea. One side claims that anything form the sea is halal, be it ...
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Is it permissible to eat with non-Muslims?

Is eating on the same table with non-Muslims (Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc) allowed? The assumption is that you would be eating halal food such as vegetables, and that non-Muslims would eat food ...
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What should I break my fast with?

At home I normally break my fast with dates or something sweet, but at my local mosque we mainly had fried food, and this seems unusual to me. How should I break my fast? I know it is sunnah to eat ...
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How can I get my 5-a-day during Ramadan?

I find it difficult to eat plenty of fresh fruit, and veggies during the month of Ramadan. I normally eat plenty of fruit during the day and have vegetables with my meal in the evening. However during ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim to eat something which is offered by a non-Muslim?

What prompted to do ask this question is that last week when I was at the school the teacher offered the students some candy after he came back from his vacation. He is Buddhist. I thanked him and sat ...
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Are there special cases in which meat not slaughtered in Islamic way is allowed to eat?

It is well known that Muslims are forbidden to eat meat which is not slaughtered in Islamic way. But, what is the rule for eating meat sold in public markets or public places in non-Muslim countries. ...
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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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Is L-cysteine that is derived from human or animal sources halal?

L-cysteine is mostly made from human hair, chicken or duck feathers, boar bristles etc., or it can be synthetic. I would like to know if it is halal, since it can be found in many bakery products such ...
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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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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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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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Are kosher foods considered to be halal?

If kosher foods contain no alcohol within them, is it safe for a Muslim to consume kosher?
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Is it a sin to consume pork without knowing?

In modern times, many of the ingredients of processed food may be derived from pork. Is it a sin if a muslim consumes one of these ingredients without prior knowledge? What should be done when finding ...

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