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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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Wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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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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Is it okay to openly discuss one's past suicide attempts?

The World Health Organization writes the following about suicide: Over 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. ... By far the strongest risk factor for suicide is a previous suicide attempt. ....
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Is gay marriage prohibited? [duplicate]

Is there anything explicitly prohibiting gay marriage in Islam? I don't mean sodomy or gay adultery. I mean actual marriage and raising a family as a homosexual couple. Sura 4, An-Nisa appears to ...
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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 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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Is it permissible to work for clients who want to make dating websites?

I am a web developer. I have been asked by people to work on improving clients dating site design. My question is that would it be halal for me to do it?
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Is it haram to wear make-up?

Arabic make-up is quite popular but as far as I'm concerned, Muslim women should be as humble as possible in their style. Is make-up allowed? If so, to what extend?
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Is smoking marijuana haraam?

While there's controversy about whether marijuana causes long term effects, let's assume that the long term damage is no different than eating fatty foods or sugary drinks. It's clearly less harmful ...
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What is the definition of gambling in islam

I know gambling is 100% Haram. But other things become gambling. And i use general rule that anything that is based on chance of something random due to which i'll gain or lose is Haram. but then ...
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Are taweez haram? [closed]

Some people say that Tawees are Haram. But I have also heard the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave a Hasan and Husain Taweez to protect them. Taweez is a piece of paper with Quranic verses and Duas ...
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Is it permissible to discuss and use worldly things inside the mosque?

I have a feeling that discussing or conducting certain activities (such as studying, world related other things etc) related to the world isn't good while you're inside but what I wanted is a ...
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Is it Halal to watch drama on television if the actors are modestly dressed?

I often hear others say that watching TV is Haram. My question is, for drama in which men and women all are in normal clothes, meaning they are not naked, nor are there any nude scenes, and with a ...
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Are these silly lies haram according to Islam?

Though lies are forbidden in Islam, but many of us willingly or unwillingly tell some silly lies often to not to face some situations or to ignore some things. As example, I often can't help to lie to ...
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Is it permissible for men to wear women's undewear because they are more comfortable and have better colors?

I've asked this question before, and I want to reiterate it to clear up some misconceptions. Please do not immediately downvote this post (most people do), and read it in full before making any ...
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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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Is academic writing for students Halal?

Is academic writing for students Halal? Normally students are given assignments and they pay someone to write for them with variable payments by bargaining. Is is halal for students as well as for ...
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Are the harams made by rasulullah in the same category with harams made by Allah?

Are the harams and halals made by rasulullah in the same category with harams and halals made by Allah? Can a rasul give us orders in the name of Allah?
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Is it Haram to work in Banks? [duplicate]

I was wondering would it be haram to work in a bank as the banks profits are a result of interest which is haram in Islam, if it is haram would that mean it would be haram even if a person acquired a ...
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Can I delete Qur'an recitation audio clips from my phone?

I have many audio clips of Qur'an recitation in my phone; is it permissible to delete them?
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Reciting Quran for personal goals, is this allowed in Islam?

In the Indo-Pak region there is a tradition that if you want to get something done esp. you want to get a good job, or transfer a job or get admission in a good university, mothers or sisters usually ...
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Is pointing one's feet towards Ka'ba forbidden in Islam?

Under what conditions is this allowed or forbidden? From this source, it seems as if it is allowed while sleeping.
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

Qur'an 4:3 makes Islamically permissible men having more than one wife. However, after some (comically unsuccessful) attempts at finding a husband, I can say the idea of my (inshallah) future husband ...
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Is it haram to do freelancing work with Israel company

Assalamu alaikum. I do freelancing work and get clients from around the world. Couple of days ago, I got a contract from an Israeli Web development company and they want to make the relationship ...
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Are earnings from Google AdSense halal?

Any website can connect with Google AdSense and can publish advertisement through it; in this way the website owners can earn money (Google collects the money from the advertisement publisher and ...
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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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What are the conditions for meat to be halal if the animal was slaughtered by the people of the book?

This question might be a bit broad and I know there are different of opinions. I hope to find different answers with different perspectives. Please add your references well and if it's from a certain ...
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If I would drink alcohol but don't because of lack of access, is it a sin?

I know drinking alcohol is a sin, but what if I don't have access to alcohol, but if I had access, I would drink it? For example I didn't have the money to buy it, or nobody sells alcohol in the area....
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Are non-Muslims allowed to touch an English translation of the Quran?

I have purchased "The Qur'an: A New Translation" by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (it's an English translation). My question is, am I allowed to touch it and read it?
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Are monthly payments an Islamically acceptable way to receive money for your goods?

I'm sure not many people will agree to such a purchase, but if I went out and bought a phone for $500, with the intention of making a profit, and advertised it as: Pay monthly installments for this ...
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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 working for a bank as a software engineer Haram?

If I have to work as a software engineer in a banking company is it Haram? I have this doubt because, that bank will be working solely on the basis of interest, which is haram. I am an active part ...
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Is playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing cards is ...
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Can I idolize a movie star?

Most of my friends say that following a movie star is not accepted in Islam. Being a Muslim, is it haram or considered as a sin for idolizing one?
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Is it halal to promote web-service providers when I have no control over what content they'll provide?

I have a website for promoting web hosting services to host websites (myhostoffer.com). If a visitor on my website clicks on a link and purchases a service then I will get commission for that. Some ...
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Are birthday celebrations allowed?

Are there any Hadith/Quran citations that refer to celebrating an individual's birthday? Is birthday celebration allowed? If yes, what is and is not appropriate? What other basic rulings are ...
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Is it permissible in Islam to bribe someone out of compulsion?

I am an eBay seller and I need to ship goods to customers around the world. But custom officers in my country are corrupted and they ask for bribes from me on each shipment. Now I am using a courier ...
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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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Why are Muslims not allowed to make friends with Jews and Christians but you are allowed to marry them?

In the Qu'ran it says that making friends with Jews and Christians are haram: “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but ...
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Is vaginoplasty after childbirth to improve my husband's sexual pleasure permissible?

After having a child (where the delivery was normal) my husband is having a hard time fulfilling his sexual desire with me; not because of outward appearance, but during sex when he is inside me. ...
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Is loading a website with images haram? [closed]

I believe on the opinion that all types of photography are prohibited, but for example when you load up a website or create a Facebook account a lot of pictures load, so does this fall under the ...
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Is wine banned or is alcohol banned? Can we use products, such as deodorant, which contain alcohol?

Any addictive substance is banned in Islam. It includes smoking, drinking, etc. Now, my question is: is wine banned or is alcohol banned? I am asking this as many Muslims say not to use deodorants ...
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Is taking a picture with an electronic device permissable? [closed]

I try to understand this with my common sense and of course hadith and Quran al Karim. When I talk about taking a picture of a living being, we're clearly not creating it, but kind of freeze the ...
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Gelatin capsules from pig ash \ bones

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, ...” ...
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Can males pluck their eyebrows?

The Hadith which refers to the one plucking eyebrows being cursed is to females so can males pluck them? (Mine have a few long hairs and it would be nicer to remove these longer ones to look tidy. ...
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Is income earned from a country one is not allowed to work in haram?

My father works and earns money in a country where he is not allowed to work because he is not a national of that country. Is his income halal or haram?
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Why is the azan sung, if music is haram?

I have long heard that music is prohibited in islam (haram). If it is so, then why is azan (call to prayer) sung ? I have looked at these questions but haven't found an answer : Is singing permissible ...
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Is travelling to persue a career haram for a female Muslim? [closed]

I am a Muslim female and I live my life (well, I try to) according to the Quran and sunnah of the prophet (may pbuh). I want to teach abroad in other countries as my career. Is this haraam? I know ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on writing fiction?

I was wondering about the Islamic ruling for writing fiction? If the author is talented and has a flair for writing fiction/stories, does Islam consider that as haraam? I would like to have the answer ...
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Why is smoking tobacco haraam?

The majority view (as far as I know) on smoking tobacco is that it is haraam. But what is the rationale or evidence/proof behind that ruling?