Questions tagged [halal-haram]

Questions about determining permissibility: "Is X haram/sinful/forbidden?", "Why/under what conditions/to which extent is X haram?". (Avoid using this tag by itself or together with the tags: sharia/fiqh; add the relevant tags for X instead if possible.)

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Alcohol in perfumes?

I've viewed a few websites in search of an answer to whether alcohol is permitted in perfumes, trying to answer my friend's question. However, I can't find a definitive answer to this question; some ...
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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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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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If someone is poor, can he/she use pirated software?

I'm poor and I don't have a way to actually use credit cards to buy software. However I really need those software for my education. Also there are books which are too expensive so I download them ...
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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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Are we allowed to dye our hair?

Are we allowed to dye our hair in Islam? These two hadiths contradict each other Dawud :: Book 34 : Hadith 4210 Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud: The Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) disliked ten ...
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Is it permissible to donate blood?

Is it permissible to donate blood as a Muslim? I wish to donate blood but I don't know if this is acceptable in islam.
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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 wearing a 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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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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Is dancing allowed in Islam?

Is dancing allowed in Islam? The first part of my question is in regards to dancing in public. I am pretty sure it is not permissible, but is there any evidence of reasoning to support this view? ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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Should we speak about someone (when he is bad, and I'm sure about that) to aware others?

I met an celebrity lately, and found that he is a bad person, adulterer. Then someone asked me about him today, and I told him the truth. And also made aware some other girls about his bad intentions. ...
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Can one do sadaqa (voluntary charity) out of haram income?

Can one do sadaqa out of haram income? Is it acceptable to almighty? Or almighty will punish him who will pay sadaqa out of haram income?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is alcohol based vinegar allowed

If there is alcohol used to create vinegar such as red wine if it is converted into vinegar and sold as red wine vinegar is it halal or does it remain haram
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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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Are Video Games halal or haram?

After exploring the internet, I just got more confused with these questions.... What kind of video games, science fictions, nobles, stories and music are halal in Islam?
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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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