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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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 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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Are non-Muslims allowed to touch an English translation of the Quran?

I have purchased "The Qur'an: A New Translation" by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (it's an English translation). My question is, am I allowed to touch it and read it?
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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 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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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 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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Is killing a bee haram?

A huge bee came to my bathroom while I was brushing my teeth and was buzzing around, and in panic/due to my fear of such insects I killed it. Would this be considered haram in this scenario? I feel ...
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Should I marry a Muslim girl without my parents' permission? [closed]

I am Noman, from Bangladesh, 8 months ago my guardian showed me a girl to marry who is my relative (my cousin's sister in law), after showing this girl, my mother went for the holy hajj and she showed ...
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Is downloading cartoon images Haram?

Is downloading images of cartoons Haram? I am not talking about copyright, but because of Tasweer is Haram.
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Matters which are in doubt of being Haram or Halal?

Throughout a persons life we may encounter situations where we have to make choices and we may not be sure of these choices of being Halal or Haram, we may try and apply logic to apply this through ...
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Is it haram to eat food in which alcohol has been added?

For example would it be okay to eat a wine sauce or beer battered fish. I'm unsure as the alcohol has been cooked therefore you wouldn't get drunk.
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Is transgender haram in islam?

I’m a female & I wanted to be a boy my whole life. As far as I can remember i used to wear my brothers pants and shirts since i was 4. I’ve always seen myself as a guy. I’ve read and heard that ...
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Why does Islam tell a slave it is haram to run away from a master?

A slave may: Not be treated fairly. May not be having relevant Islamic knowledge. May have been captured but be having a family somewhere else. There could be many reasons why a slave would not want ...
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Is it permissible to rub my penis during a bath? [duplicate]

I'm 17 years old male (not married). I'm just thinking about something that I do when I go for a bath, is it permissible to rub my penis during a bath with the intention of releasing semen and being ...
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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 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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To what extent is “thinking for myself” forbidden in Islam?

In the comments to this question, I expressed a desire to "think for myself" when it comes to deciding whether or not to perform an animal sacrifice during Eid ul-Adha. It was suggested this might be ...
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Can water be halal or haram?

On a flight from Tokyo to Sydney with Japan Airlines, I was given a bottle of water that was certified halal. (Apologies for the image quality) Do Muslims consider water as being potentially halal or ...
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What are the conditions for meat to be halal if the animal was slaughtered by the people of the book?

This question might be a bit broad and I know there are different of opinions. I hope to find different answers with different perspectives. Please add your references well and if it's from a certain ...
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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 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 playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia Islam, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing ...
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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 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 shirk to call someone lord/god/goddess as a show of respect?

For example, let's say I had a friend who is really good at fighting (or any sort of combat). If I say that he is "a god of war" as a show of respect, is that shirk? I'm not actually saying that he's ...
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Does food need a halal certification?

I have seen symbols on food in supermarkets and restaurants marking the food as halal. I assume that these symbols come from authoritative Muslim food supervision companies. I have also seen Muslims ...
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Can a (male) taxi driver drive a female (non mahram), while being alone?

These two ahadith say that it is forbidden for man to be alone with a non mahram woman: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “No man should be alone with a woman unless ...
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Entering a non-Muslim place of worship

What are the rules in Islam regarding entering a non-Muslim place of worship? Is it always permitted? Always forbidden? Permitted in certain circumstances? Does it matter whether the location is a ...
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Masturbating while thinking of someone

If I am very hot and horny (sorry for language) and I want to have sex with somebody. Instead of this to stop myself for doing zinaa I'm going to masturbate. According to fiqh it is better to do the ...
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Is it okay if I have the Barcelona Football Club Badge hanging on my wall since it has a Cross?

I asked this question before, but I want to make sure that it's okay because there are Hadiths which are against Crosses. Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased ...
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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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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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After switching from pirated software to free software will my work still be haram?

I am still in school and going to college this year InshaAllah. The announcement received May 27th at state universities, may Allah bless my college. I want to take computer science. The problem is ...
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Are tips allowed in Islam?

My brother owns a takeaway and my other brother works there sometimes. Sometimes I have to do deliveries and I get tips but my brother doesn't pay me nor do I get a salary. The only money I earn is ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman who has a non-religious tattoo? (Sunni viewpoint) [duplicate]

If there is a Christian woman who has a tattoo (not of a religious nature), can a Muslim man still marry her? Assume she does not want to convert but is a Christian (and repents). I know a tattoo is ...
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Is it okay if we commit a sin with a clean intention?

I'm really confused about a hadith إِنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّةِ which means Actions are (only) dependent upon their intentions. Does it mean if we have a clean intention, we can do ...
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Is smoking shisha/pipe haram?

Islam mentions every intoxicant as haram. But I do not feel intoxicated by smoking shisha because the water in the base tends to absorb tobacco. So is smoking shisha/pipe haram?
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Difference between making something permissible forbidden, and stipulating to not do something permissible in a contract or oath

Although I can't find a text saying exactly this, making something permissible forbidden or making something forbidden permissible is a (I think major) sin in Islam; see e.g. 16:116 for something ...
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Can a woman use test-tube fertilization after the death of her husband?

A few years ago I heard that some non-Muslim "Pop-Star" wanted the sperms from her husband to be kept for later in-vitro fertilization as she and her husband failed to conceive and he also had cancer. ...
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My family keeps eating haram food what do I do?

My Muslim family keeps eating haram food even though I tell them it is haram they say things like “Oh we already ate some might as well finish it” and when I tell them it’s haram it doesn’t phase them ...
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Is 'web scraping' permitted in Islam?

I am a web sites developer but I also do build web scrapers. The last time a question comes to my mind, is this kind of work triggers no issue in Islam? the sites to which I build scrapers contains no ...
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Are horror movies haram?

I've heard some people said that everything made me scared is forbidden in Islam, Is that right? If so, are horror movies haram in the light of Quran and sunnah?
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“Dog is haram” - is it mentioned in Quran or Hadith?

We consider dogs to be haram in our culture. Some Muslim regions don't consider dogs as absolute haram too i heard. I wanted to ask if there is any authentic Hadith or Quranic verse which calls dog ...
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Is anal masturbation haram?

I finally stopped masturbation and watching porn, but I sometimes get really really aroused. I don't want to do anything haram. Is anal masturbation haram?
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Are you allowed to use saved interest money to pay interest?

Are you allowed to use interest money that you gained from saving accounts towards paying the interest fees for a mortgage? The mortgage consists of money I have borrowed to buy a house AND interest ...
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What is the ruling for making images?

I have found out, this and I’m aware too of it: Ibn 'Abbas and Aisha reported that: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: Whoever makes a picture will be punished by Allah till he puts life in it, and he ...

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