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 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 ...
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Is it haram to pirate software I cannot purchase due to not having a credit card, with the intention of paying for it when I do get a credit card?

I'm a student from India and work part-time as a Freelancer online. My question is about piracy in Islam. I use certain software Adobe for my Freelance work including Photoshop, Illustrator and After ...
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Should we show respect to our gadgets?

Muslims who use gadgets (Mobile phones, Video/Audio players) also use them to listen to Qur'an. Since our gadgets are now transformed into casings that holds Qur'an, Should we show them the same ...
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Why are Muslims not allowed to make friends with Jews and Christians but you are allowed to marry them?

In the Qu'ran it says that making friends with Jews and Christians are haram: “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but ...
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Is playing games where you are the god haram?

I love playing games, and I don't think that they are wasted time. (So I don't think the idea "GAMES" is wasted time). I sometimes play games where you be the god, I really used to like them but I ...
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Are the prizes we win from buying things halal?

We buy so many things daily which offer you prizes, such as Lays crisps. For example, I might buy a biscuit, which promotes offers like: if you find a paper with a code inside your biscuit packet, ...
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What is grave worship? and what is considered so?

I've heard that going to graveyards and performing worship in front of the deads is forbidden, and is called "grave worship". Is that true? What is grave worship? what actions and situations are ...
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Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day?

Can Muslims celebrate Valentine's Day? I'm not asking if it is shirk (as in Is it shirk for a Muslim to celebrate Valentine's Day?). Instead, I am asking if it is permissible to celebrate ...
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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 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 chess haram?

I have heard that chess is haram, I would like to know if it is? if its, than why is it haram? I have thought about it's possibilities of why it might be haram, and I came up with that you are ...
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Can Muslim men and women shave their body?

In summer when going to Swimming, it can be quite embarrassment to go with hairy body. Also I do not personally like hairs on my body. I am not sure if Islam allows shaving the body? If yes, can one ...
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How important is eating halal meat?

I've asked several people and the opinion seems to be split. Some people say it's completely haram eating non-halal meat. Others tell me that if you say Bism-Allah Alrahaman Alraheem before eating the ...
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Is dressing up for sex allowed in Islam?

Is the woman allowed to wear Leather/PVC/latex trousers or catsuits to look sexy for her husband? Are a couple allowed to visit a sex shop together? When I say leather/PVC/Latex I mean what women in ...
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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) ...
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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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Gelatin capsules from pig ash \ bones

We read in the quran that the flesh of swine is impermissible(occurs four times elsewhere in Quran) “He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, ...” ...
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Are birthday celebrations allowed?

Are there any Hadith/Quran citations that refer to celebrating an individual's birthday? Is birthday celebration allowed? If yes, what is and is not appropriate? What other basic rulings are ...
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Is it haram to build a temple management software application?

I am looking for a job change, I had an interview and got the offer letter. The project for which they're hiring me is a temple management system, I'm feeling that it is haram to work on it, but I ...
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Is it a sin to protest against your leader? What is the proper way to protest?

I have seen this question but it is not answered Is it a sin to protest against your leader? Because the leader is the one who is selected by Allah on nation and people have to follow him. There ...
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Is it haram to neuter a pet cat?

My husband and I have two 6-month old kittens: one male and one female which we keep as indoor pets. I have concerns about the male cat, particularly as my husband and I are about to Insha’Allah have ...
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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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Is wearing a nosepin allowed in Islam?

I want to know that can a woman/girl in Islam wear a nosepin if her intention with it is not bad like attracting opposite gender or anything?
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Can social functions be booked in a Church?

The local Muslim community is setting up an Islamic society with a mosque and funds are slowly being built up. Until then they hire a church hall for dinner parties, Iftar parties or Eid parties. The ...
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Food with earnings from halal and haram money

A non-Muslim friend recently invited me out for lunch a few days back. Naturally, since he had invited me, he picked up the tab at the restaurant. Now I am worried about a few things. This friend ...
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Is a mahram allowed to touch a non-mahram in order to rescue them?

If you were a Muslim man who works in the fire and rescue department and there is a burning building with a non-mahram woman trapped in it, can you go and enter it to rescue them but you would ...
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What is an example of incompatible rulings on a matter (i.e., if we follow one ruling, we must disobey the other)?

When two groups/individuals argue regarding any matter, I find always a mid-way solution that is on the safe side. For example: One person says: during ablution, one should wash their hands three ...
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Marriage without the consent of father?

Is a woman of age 25 allowed in Islam to marry without her father's consent? Father is alive and not abusive.
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Is it permissible to speak with the spouse after engagement?

Can one speak with his/her spouse after the engagement has completed? Engagement happened as a confirmation of nikah/marriage. The issue is parents does not like to have the marriage/nikah quickly ...
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Is dream interpretation haram in Islam?

In my very possibly mistaken belief, there is a thin line between religion and superstition that we should not cross. I want to know whether the activity of dream interpretation is haram ...
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Is it haram to watch people kiss on TV?

I was sitting watching a movie with some of my friends and when the kissing scene came up I kind of looked away and didn't pay attention to it because I was raised that way. In my family we wouldn't ...
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Is it halal to make ad revenue from sexy wallpapers?

I am making an application in which i am using sexy wallpapers but not full nude wallpapers. I am adding it to the Google Play store, where users can download it for free. I earn money from an ad ...
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Is Earning From YouTube Halal? [duplicate]

Is Earning From YouTube Halal? If I block abusive and sensitive Advertisement? Some people say it's haram and some people say it's halal. Can you explain it?
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Is it halal or haram to distribute a scanned copy of a copyrighted book?

I got a book from school library which I wish to scan and distribute among my friends. My intention is to help my friends in my upcoming exam. Would this be considered haram or halal? Would the same ...
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Is having sexual relations with a mahram permissible?

If can look and touch a mahram then why can't I enjoy sexual realations as well? please provide specific evidence to support your answer.
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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 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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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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Does halal meat become haram when prepared by a non-Muslim?

I was reading The Issue of Halal Meat, which is linked to in an answer to this question. Towards the end, it claims The law concerning meat is so strict that even if the meat leaves the sight of ...
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Is it permissible for to have hajib which makes her look attractive to the opposite sex and that is fashionable?

I have heard that women's hijab are not meant to turn into contemporary hijab fashion, because the hijab is meant to cover oneself so to avoid attention from the opposite sex. Now a day the hijabs ...
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Are monthly payments an Islamically acceptable way to receive money for your goods?

I'm sure not many people will agree to such a purchase, but if I went out and bought a phone for $500, with the intention of making a profit, and advertised it as: Pay monthly installments for this ...
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Is travelling to persue a career haram for a female Muslim? [closed]

I am a Muslim female and I live my life (well, I try to) according to the Quran and sunnah of the prophet (may pbuh). I want to teach abroad in other countries as my career. Is this haraam? I know ...
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Can I delete Qur'an recitation audio clips from my phone?

I have many audio clips of Qur'an recitation in my phone; is it permissible to delete them?
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Is it Haram to work in Banks? [duplicate]

I was wondering would it be haram to work in a bank as the banks profits are a result of interest which is haram in Islam, if it is haram would that mean it would be haram even if a person acquired a ...
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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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Is it halal to promote web-service providers when I have no control over what content they'll provide?

I have a website for promoting web hosting services to host websites (myhostoffer.com). If a visitor on my website clicks on a link and purchases a service then I will get commission for that. Some ...
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Is taking a picture with an electronic device permissable? [closed]

I try to understand this with my common sense and of course hadith and Quran al Karim. When I talk about taking a picture of a living being, we're clearly not creating it, but kind of freeze the ...
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Is pointing one's feet towards Ka'ba forbidden in Islam?

Under what conditions is this allowed or forbidden? From this source, it seems as if it is allowed while sleeping.
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Is mocking a friend (in a friendly way) forbidden?

I know it is not good to make faces of people and crack jokes about their personality etc. but if all of them are in a agreement that they won't mind it, can we make such jokes with them? For ...
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Is eating mushrooms allowed in islam?

mushrooms are neither fruit nor vegetables They are a special type of fungus source :http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/are-mushrooms-good-you?page=all but are they ...