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Questions tagged [halal-haram]

Questions about determining permissibility: "Is X haram/sinful/forbidden?", "How haram is X?", "Under what conditions is X haram?". (Do not use this tag by itself; add the relevant tags for X.)

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Is X halal? (reference question)

Islam.SE often gets questions of the kind "is X halal?", where "X" may be quite specific and the permissiveness of which is very clear. Examples include can I bathe with my wife, can I marry two women ...
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Who are the women that a man is forbidden to marry?

While I know that Islam allow a man to marry four wives at the same time, it prohibited men from marrying specific women, such as mother. My question is, who are those women that are prohibited for a ...
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Is listening to music halal?

As a Muslim person since birth, I have always heard that music is prohibited (Haram) by all scholars in TV, radio, books and recently on the internet until I have heard a session with Sheikh Adel ...
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Is drawing or photographing people prohibited in Islam?

I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art works, but recently I've been told that people can't be drawn either. What are the specific Quran verses or hadiths that support this view? What ...
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Is masturbation permissible for a man during an extended period of unmarried life?

I see that Islam has given very good options for people to remain sexually fit. My question is that nowadays usually people have only one marriage and even that at an age of 25-37 (my own observation, ...
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What is the Sharia ruling on working in a bank?

Nowadays, lot of students look for getting a job in banks. What is the Islamic view if a person gets a job in bank?
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What is the Islamic stance on Internet piracy?

I think it is similar to stealing, but not exactly, so the same rules may not apply here. The difference is that, in stealing, you move a property from its owner to yourself, but in internet piracy, ...
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If a supplier offers commission to a purchaser, is it halal?

I am working in company as an admin officer in UAE. Our company has 15 vehicles. I have to make insurance for all vehicles which is mandatory in U.A.E. The two insurance companies offered me same ...
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Haraam or Halal? - Coke and Pepsi contain 0.001% Alcohol

According to Daily Mail: "Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, scientific research published in France has revealed." "They suggest that the alcohol levels are as low as ...
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Is indirect help to a riba business haram?

I came across the question Working in banks in an Islamic country. According to my understanding of the answer by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, You are doing haram if you are helping someone ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...
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What does Islam say about homosexuality? [closed]

There are many difference of opinions in Islam about homosexuality. which one of these would be most correct? the first would be an extremist approach like in Islamic countries where they kill you if ...
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Are competitions haram?

I've heard that all contests and competitions that have prize money are haram. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: No contest is allowed except in swordplay or horse or camel racing.[0]...
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Is naming a person using one of Allah's names allowed?

In South Asia, names like Johirul Islam or Kabir Ahmed are very common. My name is Mohayeminul Islam (Muhaiminul should be the correct spelling I suppose). All the first names I noted are the names of ...
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Why is drawing animate objects haram?

So I am a sketchist and frequently draw human portraits. I find solace in this as I am a very isolated person and have basically zero real friends. It is merely a hobby and it might even help me in ...
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Is smoking allowed in Islam?

I have studied somewhere that smoking is haram but people who use to smoke say it not haram it makrooh. I want to know is it haram (like alcohol) or it just makroo? Can anyone give me proper ...
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Is it permissible to give zakat to a family member?

Can someone give a part of his zakat to a family member (not a parent), say an uncle for example specially if he is in need?
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Is it permissible to use “subliminals” in videos to change one's eye color?

There are these videos which is like some sort of 'hypnosis' thing for your subconscious mind. It plays these frequencies with an inaudible voice in the background that your subconscious can hear. ...
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What kind of games are permissible and forbbiden?

I’m curious to know if I can play the following games: Gta V(5) the most popular game, Gta San Andreas, Gta vcs and lbs, Jak 2 And 3, clash of clans, clash royal, blackjack, Minecraft, Red dead ...
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Is celebrating the “Mawlid day” Halal or Haram? [closed]

In my community, we used to celebrate the birth day of Mohammed (PBUH). In the past 30 or so years a lot of people start saying this is haram. Many people stopped doing it for many reasons but mainly ...
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Is it haram to visualize having sex?

Is it haram for an unmarried girl to think about having sex? By this I mean seeing herself having sex with a guy who she finds attractive and thinking about how it would feel if the were a married ...
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Is organ donation permissible?

Is it permitted in Islam to donate organs like eyes or kidneys to someone who needs one? I'm looking for information both about donating while alive (suppose a parent or sibling is in need of it), and ...
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Is it haram not to have children?

Hi my name is Keyshawna and I have been Muslim for about a little over two years but I'm still learning and still struggling with self-educating myself. But my question is: Is it haram to not have ...
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Is pornography allowed in Islam?

The title asks it all. Is porn allowed in Islam?
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Can a mother give zakat to her unemployed and poor son?

My grandmother has four sons and three sisters. One of them is very poor and unemployed. He has a family. Can his mother and sisters give him zakat? Is it allowed in Islam?
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Is it permissible to eat chicken and beef in a non-Muslim country?

I have a relative who remain in a non-Muslim country where only a few Muslims exist. He is afraid of eating chicken and beef as he does not know who and how the animal slaughtered. What does Islam ...
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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 watching cartoons/anime for entertainment Haram?

If it is Haram, as long as I don't believe what they include or say, am I committing shirk or am I going to get punished like the sketchers of the series?
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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 haraam to have non-Muslim friends? [closed]

I have heard conflicting information on what place a Non-Muslim holds in a Muslim's life. Are they brothers/sisters, or are they infidels to be avoided? Is a Muslim allowed to be friends or maintain ...
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Is it permissible to have a girlfriend without having physical contact with her?

At my university there is a girl that I love and I want to marry in the future. Can I be in relationship with her, if we keep ourselves away from sin? This girl is Muslim, she practices prayer (salah) ...
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Alcohol in perfumes?

I've viewed a few websites in search of an answer to whether alcohol is permitted in perfumes, trying to answer my friend's question. However, I can't find a definitive answer to this question; some ...
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Is it halal to have oral sex with the spouse?

Is it permissible for a married couple to engage in oral sex? I heard it was forbidden for men to indulge in oral sex but women can do it as she is liable to please her husband in every possible way. ...
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To what extent is anal sex with your wife haram?

What is the degree of sin when having sex via anal with your wife, is it greater, lesser sin or is it makrroh?
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What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?

My husband often wants me to be totally naked when he is at home. What is the 'awrah between husbands and wives?
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Is a Muslim man allowed to shake hand with a non-Muslim woman or vice versa?

There are many cases, specially for the Muslims living in non-Muslim countries, that a non-Muslim woman draws her hand towards a Muslim man to greet him with shaking hands, or a non-Muslim man tries ...
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Is any reference in the Quran about recreational hunting?

There are two types of hunting, first is for food, second is recreational. Nowadays mostly hunting is recreational (unless you live in a very remote area). I want to know if there is any reference ...
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Can I draw living creatures just for art?

Can I draw living creatures just for art? I was thinking about making a comic book. I am not trying to perfect or copy Allah's creation or anything.
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Test Tube babies

There are various methods in Assisted reproductive technology i.e. IUI, IVF, ICSI and further variances of ICSI. It is stated here that The Islamic community, after the fatwa on ART by Gad El-Hak ...
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Is a multilevel marketing business with a binary plan halal?

Binary multilevel marketing (MLM) is where the MLM company deals with a number of useful products (clothes, books , health related products) including insurance policy. To enroll in it, one has to ...
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Is it permissible to offer salah in a shirt that contains pictures?

I have Shirt that contains a Cartoon picture, for better understanding "Living Thing Picture" Can I offer Salah in it ? If yes then it would be as normal as in simple dress? or will be consider as ...
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Do we need to check whether things are haram when they probably aren't?

There's a lot of questions at this site which ask if some specific thing is haram. Many of them fall into the category of: "almost certainly it's halal, but one could construe it as being classified ...
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Is YouTube earning halal?

Is earning money through YouTube halal? I play video games and upload that content on YouTube. So is YouTube earning halal in islam?
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Is anal masturbation haram?

I finally stopped masturbation and watching porn, but I sometimes get really really aroused. I don't want to do anything haram. Is anal masturbation haram?
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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 alcohol haram or not recommended?

I understand that the common concept is that alcohol is is acceptable in islam, however I am struggling to see how we consider it 'haram' considering the phrases used in the quran. ... Indeed, ...
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Is game development/programming prohibited in Islam?

In simple words, is game programming, development and publishing prohibited? I am a hobby programmer and while I was learning one of game development frameworks, my friend suggested that since making ...
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Is chess haram?

I have heard that chess is haram, I would like to know if it is? if its, than why is it haram? I have thought about it's possibilities of why it might be haram, and I came up with that you are ...
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If someone is poor, can he/she use pirated software?

I'm poor and I don't have a way to actually use credit cards to buy software. However I really need those software for my education. Also there are books which are too expensive so I download them ...