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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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?
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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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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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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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Is breeding dogs at home permissible in Islam?

Assume that I have dogs and I'm breeding them. They enter my home and my room where I pray. Is that permissible in Islam? And if I don't let them enter my room but let them stay in the rest of the ...
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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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Can I dye my beard or hair black?

My teacher is an Imam of a mosque, he used to teach Qur'an and now that I have become older and we discuss many things related to Islam. So he recently asked me a question which I couldn't answer: ...
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Is my salary halal given that it's paid from an account which mixes money earned from a bar?

I'm working in a golf club as a security supervisor. There is a bar in the golf club, but I'm not at all involved. However, the golf club makes money from landscape, the bar and from golfing. At the ...
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Is it halal to place stakes on a sports challenge?

Consider: a couple of friends gather together and organize a football match, where the losers would buy (non-alcoholic) drinks for the winners. Is this kind of challenge acceptable in Islam? I am ...
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Is mocking a friend (in a friendly way) forbidden?

I know it is not good to make faces of people and crack jokes about their personality etc. but if all of them are in a agreement that they won't mind it, can we make such jokes with them? For ...
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Is it a sin to offer only fard salat?

Is it sinful to not offer sunah salat but offer only fard salat? e.g to offer 2 faraz in fajar slat? to offer 4 fard in zuhar salat? to offer 4 fard in asar salat? to offer 3 fard in maghrib salat? ...
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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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wearing necklaces that have verses from the Quran on them a sin?

I don't understand how this is a form of Shirk? I'm not Questioning Allah but no body has given me anything from the Quran that says we cannot wear necklaces with Quranic verses in them can somebody ...
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Is downloading educational videos through torrents haram if they are ordinarily viewable online?

I have a subscription of a site from where I can see educational videos. That site doesn't have the functionality to download these contents so that I can check it later. They do offer offline caching ...
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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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Haram and halal parts of a slaughtered animal

Which part of a slaughtered animal is halal and which part is haram? A few people say that tongue is halal and a few say tongue is haram. Also, contradiction on other parts like small intestine and ...
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What is standard Islam practice regarding religious authority figures?

Take for example Catholicism. They have the Pope, their highest leader. He is said to be infallible; he cannot say anything about religion or its practice that is wrong; anything he says about ...
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Is it allowed to carry the Quran in a shoulder bag?

I saw the etiquette of respecting the Holy Quran on a site that one shouldn't not put their back towards the Quran or extend their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is ...
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“Harmful” implies “haram” - what tradeoffs exist?

In this question the following hadith was referenced: There should be neither harming (darar) nor reciprocating harm (dirar). An-Nawawi This is referred to in fatawa about forbidding smoking due ...
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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 it haram to build a temple management software application?

I am looking for a job change, I had an interview and got the offer letter. The project for which they're hiring me is a temple management system, I'm feeling that it is haram to work on it, but I ...
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Rubbing of covered private parts together without intercourse. Does it come under zina?

I wanted to know if rubbing of the covered private parts together without intercourse is zina or not. What is the punishment for it? I have done this grave mistake. And I feel ashamed of myself. ...
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Is it haram to pray in the complete opposite direction?

Let's say you are praying, and someone stands right behind you praying 180 degrees away from the direction your praying in. Wouldn't it be the exact same thing considering the fact that the earth is ...
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Is Kombucha tea, which has alcohol added to, halal?

Does the alcohol in Kombucha tea make it haraam? I just want to drink it for its benefits but I don't know if its halal or haraam. It's full of enzymes, probiotics, and antioxidants.
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Can a woman marry a man her mother milk-fostered?

Consider the following Condition If there are two women(sisters) let we name 'A' and 'B'. Woman A has three sons and woman B has two daughters.Woman B gave milk to woman A's first son. Question : Is ...
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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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What are the credit card services that are not haram? and how is it built to make it not haram?

Basically my question is in the title field, my question stems from this comment: It deserves mention that not all credit card services are haram, it depends. – Tamer Shlash, Jul 29 '12 at ...
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Is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?

Just like the title states, is it haraam to take medicine that contains alcohol?
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Is it impermissible to sell that which is permissable to businesses that are impermissible?

Is it Haram to sell that which is Halal to organisations that mainly deal in Haram matters. For example: A bar owner approaches you and wants to buy water from you in bulk quantities to sell in his ...
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Can I use chat?

Stack exchange has feature to chat with other learners/teachers available at chat . So is it haram to chat? Because I think mahrams and non mahrams will be there.
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Is tobacco sale haram?

My uncle's gas station is one of the only gas stations that sells no pork and no alcohol, and no lottery tickets, (alhamdullilah). It is a very busy store, and I worked there for a couple of months, ...
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Is it haram to speak when the Quran is being recited?

According to the following verse, is it haram (forbidden) to speak when the holy Quran is reciting? Or it is Makruh? (7:204) وَ إِذا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَ أَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّکُمْ ...
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Is mining bitcoins riba? Is it haram for some other reason?

Bitcoins can be acquired by 'mining' them, where a computer generates codes and if they're valid you going that bitcoin. Is this equivalent to Rica/interest? Is it haram from some other means?
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Is it haram to keep pets?

Is it haram to keep pets in your house? I know that if you have a dog in your house then the angels may not enter you house but what about other pets such as cats?
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Can I die fighting for my country, even against Muslim attackers?

Can a Muslim man die for his country? If it is attacked by a nation that has both Muslims and non-Muslims in the army, although the non-Muslims are the majority and are the leaders of the country. ...
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Is there a non-haram way for a teenage Muslim to pleasure himself?

I don't masturbate or watch porn or any of that nasty stuff, but sometimes I get a really big temptation to do it. Granted i do resist, but I don't think I can for much longer. Is there any non-haram ...
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Is getting unauthorized discounts on store products haraam?

Often times, I would go to a coffee shop, and a previous school mate works there. Now he gives me free coffee and food (this isn't authorized by the store) and I'm under the assumption that he expects ...
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Is playing games where you are the god haram?

I love playing games, and I don't think that they are wasted time. (So I don't think the idea "GAMES" is wasted time). I sometimes play games where you be the god, I really used to like them but I ...
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Is ear piercing permissible?

Islam doesn't allow to change the features created by Allah like removing the face hairs, creating a space between tooth artificially to look beautiful.- Bhukhari I have some questions under this ...
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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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Marriage with brother's foster sister

It is stated that the foster relations are treated like blood relations in the following hadith. Narated By Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman : That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that once, ...
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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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Is it okay to sell Islamic software?

Is it okay to develop and sell a software that contains Islamic materials, for example, Quranic duas, Ahadeeth, etc.? My question stems from the belief that selling Quranic verses is forbidden. It's ...
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How can one increase the life span and youth?

I have a question which is about death. I know that God Almighty has fixed everyone's age for death to arrive to one of them. I wonder if for example I'm 18 years old and I’m very healthy person ...
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Are the prizes we win from buying things halal?

We buy so many things daily which offer you prizes, such as Lays crisps. For example, I might buy a biscuit, which promotes offers like: if you find a paper with a code inside your biscuit packet, ...
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Are late payment charges considered as Riba?

Are late payment charges that may arise from being late in paying for bills considered as Riba. For example one misses a payment for their electricity bill, as a result the supplier demands that the ...
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Is suicide allowed in any circumstances?

As far as I know, suicide is haram in Islam. So, is there any possible situation mentioned somewhere when it's allowed? I am asking this question because people who kill themselves to save a nation ...
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Is pseudoscience generally forbidden or discouraged?

Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method. -- Wikipedia There's a host of pseudosciences (...
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Is video editing permissible in Islam?

One of the my friend is a wedding photographer. I am interested in working on video editing, which I told him. He agreed to teach me video editing. Now I have a doubt: Is video editing permissible ...
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Are Muslims encouraged to research other faiths?

I'm a born Muslim. There is so many things in Islam that neither me nor many ordinary born Muslims understand (maybe they just take Islam for granted and don't feel a need to research, as opposed to ...

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