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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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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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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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 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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My parents forbid me to marry; what happens if I commit zina?

I am a 23-year old boy and doing a good job in capital of Pakistan. We are only 3 brothers, no sister (reason to tell is there no responsibility of her marriage). I am eldest of all, we are a upper-...
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What is Islam's perception of chastity?

The Holy Quran clearly emphasizes that both men and women must guard their chastity. "For muslim men and women, for believing men and women. for men and women who are patient and constant. for men ...
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Can we praise other people?

Can we praise other people for their deeds like "Nice work done", or "Hats off, you did a great job today", or even like "You're a very good person" or "you're very intelligent"? Any rulings which ...
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Is it haram to choose to never marry? [duplicate]

I just honestly fear getting married. My parents got divorced and it was very traumatic to witness such problems at a young age. Would it be haram to consciously choose to not get married and have ...
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Is lucid dreaming haram? [closed]

As defined by Wikipedia a lucid dream is… …any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The phenomenon had also been referred to by Greek philosopher Aristotle who had ...
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Do any schools consider eel haram, and why?

Given that eel is clearly a water animal, one would think that it would fall under the general ruling of the hadith wherein the sea's water is pure and its dead is permissible. However, I clearly ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Drawing faces are forbidden, but I would like to know if I can draw parts of Human body?

Assalaamu 'alaikum warehmatullahi wabarkatuhu, I have a question deriving in many small queries that I am doubtful of. I am well aware of the hadiths that Our beloved Prophet quoted about prohibiting ...
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Is it okay to be a Muslim and have a gay sex?

I am not a Muslim myself, but I have a gay Muslim friend, he's 19. He came into my house once and asked for me to search online if it is okay to have gay sex and be a Muslim, since he was too ...
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Is it a sin to remain single? [duplicate]

Is it a sin not to marry and remain single out of choice? If you feel that you don't want to marry and prefer to remain unmarried is it counted as a sin?
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Can a woman make an unknown person her brother and share her life story with him?

Can a woman make an unknown person her brother and share her life story with him?
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To Participate in non-Muslims religious activities like halloween, Christmas

All Praise to Allah Swt and blessings on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions What should parents do when their kids go to Public Schools in those countries where schools are ...
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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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Is it permissible to write blogs about cricket or football and earn money via AdSense?

Is it allowed in Islam to write blogs about live cricket score and live football goals etc. and then earn via that blogs from AdSense? Actually I am a blogger and I want to start a blog about cricket ...
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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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Can I still marry my cousin who may have had premarital intercourse with my other cousin?

I am engaged to my cousin. Recently, I came to know that she is having an affair with another cousin of ours. She accepted her mistake, and she was sorry for that, but she still wants to marry me. I ...
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What kind of relations are explicitly forbidden in Islam for marriage?

My question, in strict propriety, is specifically what kind of relationships are defined as incestuous in Islam? I know that it is forbidden to marry one's parents/children or siblings but what about ...
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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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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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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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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 “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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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 plans, ...
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Is investing in the stock market haram?

Recently while talking to a non-Muslim person he said "stock market is nothing but gambling". And I have met many people with same thought. As per my understanding, gambling is something where you ...
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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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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 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 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 Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? [closed]

Are Shrimp, Lobster, Crayfish and Crab Halal? Are they different from fiqh point of view?
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What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems to ...
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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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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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“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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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 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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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 gay sodomy considered a worse sin than straight sodomy?

The top answer to this question What does the Quran say about homosexuality? says: Homosexual acts are strictly forbidden in Islam. Although it has mainly been focused around men, women homosexuals ...
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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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Are men who go topless sinners? [duplicate]

I read that the 'awrah' for males in Islam is from the belly button to the knees. If true, do men who go topless these days with just their jeans/pants/shorts exposing their awrah as the lower ...
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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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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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Is cheating at schools/universities' exams haram?

I know that cheating is a bad act, but I’d like to know what the ruling of Islam is about it? In fact, is it a haram (forbidden) act or it is solely a Makruh (disapproved) practice? Is there any ...