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 it permissible for me to take out a bank loan to help someone, if I'm not the one paying off the interest?

I know that riba is haram in Islam. However, I need to know if it would actually be haram for me to take bank loan for helping my friend who is in a pathetic condition, if the monthly loan and ...
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Selling alcohol for industrial purposes

I am not a Muslim. I have heard that Muslims may not trade in forbidden items such as pork or alcohol. Does this extend to alcohol products that are not for drinking such as industrial solvents? ...
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Is eating at a restaurant that sells alcohol impermissible?

If you, nor anyone you are with drinks alcohol but you are still paying a seller of alcohol (by buying food, non-alcoholic drinks etc) is that permissible?
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Is earning from freelance writing for a sports arena which includes haram things halal?

I'm doing a freelance job to earn enough to buy a laptop to help me with my studies. My freelance writing job includes me writing about a sports arena in the US which include all sorts of haram ...
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Fixed return of invested money in manufacturing plant

Assalam, I had invested money in oil manufacturing plant where the owner gives me fixed return on invested money. The agreement is working since three years. Is it halal to accept that income ...
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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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Praying outside a mosque following an Imam, even if there's space inside the mosque?

This is an additional question to my former post: What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded? In hot days I witnessed during the taraweeh ...
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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 Online Forex Halal? [duplicate]

I've read a lot of articles, hubs, discussions about online forex trading being halal or not. And I got to 3 points/problems that if these (below) are solved, then it would be halal. Interest at ...
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Can I work for as a software engineer for a company that also does pornography?

I am a software engineer in India and striving Muslim. Recently I got new job offer from a company and after all the legal clarification, I accepted the job offer. But recently I heard from my friend ...
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Is it halal to select an exchange rate to benefit my salary?

I am working in a company where I need to submit the daily expense bills in the system for my salary. My company has fixed my salary (e.g. 10000 Yen/month) and they says that my bills should not ...
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Is receiving health insurance from one's company permissible?

I would just like to know your thoughts on taking health insurance from your company (given that you have to pay a part of it). I know we are all mujtahids here. From what I know the default ruling ...
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What to do with money earned as a musician performing gigs at venues which serve alcohol?

I'm a socially conscious musician. I rhyme about things that occur in society in order to bring awareness. I don't swear in my music nor do I encourage anything that is un-islamic, in my lyrics. A lot ...
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Is it haram to wear a Remembrance Day Poppy?

In the UK, Remembrance Day is a day which one pays respect to soldiers who died in the two world wars and others. In the weeks leading up to this day, it is customary to wear a (fake) poppy on one's ...
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Is Binary Option from an Islamic account (No riba and swap-free) halal or haram?

lately I discovered the Binary Option system, with a little bit of research I found companies who offer an Islamic Account to trade. However when I searched on the internet to find if this kind of ...
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Is listening to Brainwave Entrainment‎ or subliminal message audio halal?

As the title says, I want to determine if Brainwave Entrainment is halaal or haraam? Brainwave Entrainment in Wikipedia: Brainwave Entrainment is any practice that aims to cause brainwave ...
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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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Is it haram for a man to look at naked women in Islam?

Is it wrong for a man to look at a naked woman who is getting changed, if he looks at her without her knowledge? I require evidences from the Qur'an to support any answer.
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Is fashion design, modelling, acting, painting allowed in Islam?

My family is very religious, and in my childhood they didn't let me opt for modelling and fashion design as a career! I had good grades and was forced to get into "good noble profession" for ladies. ...
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Is playing with dolls allowed?

My sister's daughter is 5 years old and she likes to play with barbie dolls and I bought her a barbie doll for playing. But my cousin told me that it is not allowed in Islam to play with these type of ...
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Refering to Allah (SWT) as “him”?

I was watching a khutba on youtube and the Imam referred to Allah (SWT) as "him". If you need a context to go with this the sentence was, "Allah (SWT) doesn't need us, we need him." I sometimes feel ...
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad? I am confused. We know that Allah calls prophet mohammad as ya mohammad and to my understanding its going to be only permissible to call someone as ...
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Is shaving the beard Haram?

Is shaving the beard Haram? Is there any authentic hadith about it? What is the opinion of the Quran about it? (Sunni and Shia)
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Can men look at old women without veil (hijab)?

As a rule of thumbs, the faces of old women are commonly less attractive ..., so, based on this theory: What is the opinion of Islam regarding looking at old women (as non-mahram) without hijab? Is ...
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How to deal with sexual urges?

As masturbation is haram in Islam and sexual urge is a natural thing , so , what a young unmarried person should do when a sexual urge comes?
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Is Breast Milk ritually impure?

Recently when I was praying some milk started coming out of my breasts. Basically I was breastfeeding my son so after that I started to pray without a bra. After the prayer my husband saw some milk on ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

I've been told that Muslims are allowed to eat camels but we're not allowed to eat horses. Why? I thought the reason why they couldn't eat horses was to do with the fact that people use them as a ...
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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 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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If something is not Halal, does that mean it's Haram?

Actually, this came to me when I was watching some shieks talking about music status in Islam, and referring to the famous hadith that says: There will be a group of my people who will make ...
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

There seems to be a number of Sunni madhhabs which are considered extinct, e.g.: Awza'i, Jariri, Laythi, Thawri, Zahiri. Question: According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow ...
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Can I take a break from prayer until I fix the mistakes?

I literally cannot pray without making mistakes and having to repeat. No matter what I do! Is it permissible for me to take a break until I can fix this problem? And if so, do I have to make up for it?...
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Prohibition of Animal Fights in Islam

Most of the times, I came across the festivals held for animals/birds fighting. These festivals are also held in Muslims countries across the world, so I wonder if Islam specifically allows or forbids ...
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Is it ok to remove pork and eat food?

Asalaam alaikum, I went to Subway today and got a Steak and spicy chorizo sandwich. I was recommended it by a muslim friend, and when i asked him if spicy chorizo was halal, he said it was just meat....
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Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when her feet are in pain?

Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when in pain? Does the wife become a sinner in front of Allah? My feet sometimes hurt very much, and it gets unbearable. At these times my ...
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What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion?

What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion? Can a Muslim receive blood from a non-Muslim who might not have been living a Muslim life, e.g. eating pork?
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Is it permissible to kill a person in order to save my own life?

As far as I know, saving own life is farz. Now, if a person comes to me and holds a gun to my head and wants to kill me, can I defend my life by shooting him if I also have a gun in my hand? Assume I ...
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Is interest entirely haram or can there be exceptions under neccesity?

A query in similar to a question posted on this site (Is interest-based educational loan allowed? ) (this may seem like a similar question, but from a clear angle). Allah says: “Those who devour ...
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Where does it say that what is halal cannot be mixed with that which is haraam?

I'm looking for the source of the hadith quoted in this fatwa. Translated, it means: ASN and ASB are involved in investments that mixes that which is syaria' compliant and that which is not syaria' ...
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Can I pray farz/fard prayer skipping its preceding sunnah prayer (when needed)?

السلام و علیکم As an example consider Zuhr/Duhr prayer in which we have 4 Confirmed Sunnah 4 Farz/Farz 2 Confirmed Sunnah 2 Nafil Suppose that when I enter Masjid/Mosque I see that the Jama'at is ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim male to make a marriage proposal to a girl? [closed]

Is it considered sinful in Islam for a man to ask a woman, prior to proposing to her, if she is willing to consider him for marriage? I know that Islam frowns upon unnecessary interaction between ...
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Hadith or verse related to long nails?

I love to have long nails, so i do not cut them.kindly guide in the light of Islam, what should i do? my class mate and different people ask me that why you have long nails but its my opinion to ...
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Is Qawwali allowed in Islam?

Qawwalis really attracts very much, and they are mostly emotional (especially Urdu and Punjabi Qawwali). Are they allowed in Islam? Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music in South Asia. It is ...
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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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Can we Use Beer Shampoo?

As we already know that alcohol consumption is Haram in Islam. Can Muslims use beer Shampoo?
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Do my parents get ethem (bad deeds) for the way I choose to dress after tring to influence me to dress more modestly?

My mom does not like the way I dress and is enforcing a change on me. I am a 17 year old and I wear the hijab. I don't dress as modest as I'd wish to be. My mother doesn't always approve of certain ...
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Is oxygen shots/bar allowed in Islam

I have Ask a question about Smoking but this is different from it There is a new thing raising called "Oxygen Bar". It is almost same like 'Sheesha' but it is oxygen instead of smoke. But there is ...
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Is it haram to build a system which will be used at the end for haram purposes?

I am a programmer and I have been thinking about something for a very long time. At the moment I am working for a company who has a beer website. I, the developer, have built the entire system of ...
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Accepting money from non-muslims for charity

I have a doubt with getting money from non-muslims. Me and my friends just started a group ( a charity group to help and feed poor people in our area). Some of my non-muslim friends also have much ...
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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 ...