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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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 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 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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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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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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Is playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing cards is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the 'awrah for men? Should a man lower his gaze on seeing another shirtless man?

Should I lower my gaze whenever I see a shirtless man, and is it Haram for me to look at him? And is it Haram for me to look at the knees of others because knees are supposed to be covered? I looked ...
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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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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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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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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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If statues are haram, why are there statues in Muslim-majority cities? [closed]

I'm in Tehran at the moment; when I walk down the street, I see many statues of animals and humans. For example, here's a photo I took of the inside of a shop in Tehran: This seems surprising, since ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 this thing bid'ah or is it perfectly normal and good?

If you make it a habit that after every salat you repeat for 4 minutes estagfirullah after fajr; 4 minutes la ilahe ilallah after zuhr; 4 minutes el hamdulilah after asr; 4 minutes ja mukal-libel-...
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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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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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Can I wear clothes with images on it

Is it haram to wear clothes that have images of living/made up "animate" things like wearing a shirt of the character in an animated t.v show etc. I don't know what to do, I looked into many other ...
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Can a muslim woman marry someone else if she had committed zina in a former illegal relationship?

I'm asking this question on behalf of a sister in Islam. She was in an illegitimate relationship in which she committed zina and is now highly regretful. What she wants to know is can she still ...
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Is posting a photo of a dead person permissible?

Can I post a photo of my dead friend in social media? Also, should people tell each other about the death of a friend? Will it be bad for the dead person if I'm sad?
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Is it okay to eat meat from big industrial farms where animals are treated very poorly?

The animals in big industrial farms are treated very poorly. What is the Islamic view on this area, and is it OK to eat these products?
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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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Is it permissible to offer salah in a shirt that contains pictures?

I have Shirt that contains a Cartoon picture, for better understanding "Living Thing Picture" Can I offer Salah in it ? If yes then it would be as normal as in simple dress? or will be consider as ...
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Is black-hat hacking haram?

I made a virus that mines Ethereum silently in the background. You can already see that this is just for money. But I plan on paying the victim back through donations. My target is some gaming station ...
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Freelancing Haram or Halal?

I am a graphic designer and work as a freelancer. I am earning decent amount of money which really helps me a lot. My questions is: Is freelancing Haram or Halal? Since your work like this is not ...
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Does Islam permit writing fictional stories?

I searched the internet and found many fatwas that writing fiction (if it adheres to sharia) is allowed. But i still have a doubt because of this hadith: Woe to the one who speaks with lies to make ...
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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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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 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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Is it permissible to mix rulings from different madhabs?

For example, lets say madhab A argues bleeding invalidates wudu but touching women (for men) doesn't, and madhab B says the exact opposite. Can a layman Muslim argue something like one of these; ...
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Is horsemeat Halal?

Is the eating of Horse meat Halal or not? I would like an answer with references to the Quran or Hadiths.
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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 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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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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Is it haram to purposely touch a dog?

Let's say a Muslim wants to touch, pet, and play with a cute dog. They intend to purify themselves afterwards, even if they have to do it several times a day. Some people say this is haram because it ...