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 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 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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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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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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In Islam, is it permissible for a girl to be close friends with a boy?

I wonder whether two persons who are not married to each other have a right to be friends or even close friends? For example, was there any women friends of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ...
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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 “Christmas” were seen as secular (rather than religious), would it be acceptable to celebrate it?

I understand that many (most?) Muslims prefer not to really celebrate Christmas, due to conflicting religious views. However, in truth Christmas is a composite event, of secular (arguably: ...
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Is it sin to categorize yourself into a particular sect?

What is the ruling in Islam regarding categorization of Muslims into sects like Sunni and Shia? Does Allah allow/disallow it in Quran? What did Prophet (P.B.U.H) say about it? Would it be a sin if I ...
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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 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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Is suicide bombing in the name of Allah allowed?

I know that suicide is haram in Islam. But recently I met a person who argued that suicide bombing is allowed if it necessary? Is it true? Please answer with proof. So the question is, "Is there any ...
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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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Spreading fantasy stories about Prophets: what is the rule?

Since childhood, I had been hearing many fantasy stories about prophets and other Islamic historical persons. Some examples: Adam (A) was 60 feet cubit tall (Its possible, but is there any evidence ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why drinking is prohibited in Islam?

I have this doubt since a long time. Some of my friends said that it (drink) will affect your mind and your body. This may be correct when we drink a large amount of drink. Even if we drink a very ...
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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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Is abortion permitted in Islam?

I am finding conflicting information on whether or not abortion is permitted unconditionally in Islam or not. Nearly all sources I am finding concede that abortion after 120 days gestation is not ...
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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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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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Is it haram to stop life support for one who is brain dead?

brain dead is defined as Irreversible brain damage and loss of brain function, as evidenced by cessation of breathing and other vital reflexes, unresponsiveness to stimuli, absence of muscle activity, ...
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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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Is leather haram if the animal dies a haram way?

I am wondering whether leather is halal or haram if the animal dies or is killed in the wrong way? I got a couch that was made of leather, I took it but I did not want it in the house or to be sat on ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding wearing charms or amulets?

Is wearing taweez/charm/amulet haram? What does the Holy Quran or Hadith has to say about it? What does the scholars say about it? To elaborate, I got sick and was about to die and went to doctors. ...
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How does Islam see hypnosis?

According to the Encyclopedia of Britannica hypnosis means: hypnosis, special psychological state with certain physiological attributes, resembling sleep only superficially and marked by a ...
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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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Why is pork forbidden in Islam?

Is there a reason behind pig/pork/boar being forbidden in Islam? What is this reason? How is it justified, and what are the benefits of it in day-to-day life?
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Are Muslims permitted to name their daughter Asija (Asiya)?

We are young Muslim family who expecting Inshallah one more female baby. We are thinking of giving the name Asija after Asiya, wife of the Pharaoh. Are Muslims allowed to give such a name?
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Why is life insurance considered as un-Islamic?

I know that no one can give assurance of anything especially life, but I don't think life insurance is about that. It is a way to have something to sustain your family in case you are not there to ...
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Is trading Bitcoins/Altcoins Halal or Haram? (sunni view)

I would like to know if trading with Bitcoin and altcoin to make profit is halal? I've searched for the subject but I only found different opinions for currency trading. I think that crypto-currency ...
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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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Can a Muslim borrow money from his own 401(k) plan, with interest?

I understand from this, and other related questions, that Muslims are not permitted to charge interest on loans. This brings up a question for me: In the U.S. many people have 401(k) retirement ...
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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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Investing in stock OPTIONS halal? or haram? or ambigious

I live in North America and work for a IT company. Alhamdulillah I make quite a bit of good living with little or no saving. A friend of mine who is or seems to be a good practising muslim, introduced ...
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Why is halal/haram important to Muslims?

Why do Muslims place so much emphasis on halal/haram? Just perusing some of the questions on this site, people are wondering about food, trading, gambling, musical instruments, ... Is it possible to ...
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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 shaking hand with non-Muslims prohibited in Islam?

Muslim living in the US and other foreign countries especially have this problem. Is shaking hands with a non-Muslim haram in Islam?
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Is it halal to use condom?

Generally, Is it halal (allowed) to use condom or any other things like copper-T to prevent pregnancy between married couples? Consider the following situation: If a women has two children (...
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Is every physical contact between a male and a female forbidden?

Is there any situation in which physical contact between unmarried males and females is allowed? For example, handshakes, medical examinations or dangerous situations. I am of course talking about non-...
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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 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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If the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?

If there was a misunderstanding between the husband and wife and if the husband hits the wife in anger, can the wife hit back?
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What is the wisdom behind the prohibition of creating portraits? (Sunni View)

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited me after returning from a journey, and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging ...
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Is it haram to use the human voice to imitate the sound of musical instruments?

Music is generally haram (but with exceptions). However, I was introduced to the idea that one is allowed to use voice as an instrument, and thereby produce sound that almost exactly like a sound ...
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Is coeducation permissible?

Getting an education is considered a fundamental right of every man and woman and it is a virtue to get educated. But if we talk about coeducation in the context of below hadith and ayah of the Holy ...
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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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Are Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? [closed]

Are Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? Are they different from fiqh point of view?