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 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 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 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 it haram to read an unlicensed copy of a book?

I know this type of question has been asked before, but my scenario is different. I'm from a country where piracy doesn't matter much. In my 4 years of Electrical Engineering, almost all the books I'...
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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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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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How to react when my step-mother did this?

Assalamualaikum. My mother died in cancer when I was six years old. At that time, my father was 35 years old and now he is 46. He has plenty of wealth. Few years ago, he married again, he married a ...
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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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Marriage with brother's foster sister

It is stated that the foster relations are treated like blood relations in the following hadith. Narated By Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman : That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that once, ...
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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 it permissible to refuse halal food?

I heard a friend say that as Muslims we should eat everything that has been made halal for us and if we don't then we will be questioned on the last day. I am specifically referring to rabbit meat ...
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Is it halal to develop software for payment gateways like PayPal?

I got a job in a company where they develop software for payment gateways like PayPal (not PayPal). Is it halal to develop software like this? IT professionals and those who know about payment ...
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Can I take a break from prayer until I fix the mistakes?

I literally cannot pray without making mistakes and having to repeat. No matter what I do! Is it permissible for me to take a break until I can fix this problem? And if so, do I have to make up for it?...
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Coexistance of haram and makrooh

Is it possible for a deed, thing, thought etc to be both makrooh and haram at the same time? Background.
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Is it permissible for a Muslim male to make a marriage proposal to a girl? [closed]

Is it considered sinful in Islam for a man to ask a woman, prior to proposing to her, if she is willing to consider him for marriage? I know that Islam frowns upon unnecessary interaction between ...
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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 ...
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Is it permissible to conduct research on homosexuality?

Is it permissible to conduct research on homosexuality, its cause and try to formulate a psychological cure for it? Conducting research on homosexuality would indirectly means that we actually ...
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Is mental health treatment sufficient to make permissible otherwise haram acts?

HHS.gov write about mental health: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, ...
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Why is plucking the eyebrow haram?

My question is why is plucking the eyebrow or making your teeth shorter haram in Islam. I have heard that it is because you are try to beautify yourself and thus not happy with the way Allah has ...
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Can we Use Beer Shampoo?

As we already know that alcohol consumption is Haram in Islam. Can Muslims use beer Shampoo?
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Is the name “Christine” haram?

As-salamu ‘alaikum My wife and I converted to Islam recently. I elected to change my name, though I know it's not required. My wife does not wish to change her name. I'm trying to find out whether ...
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Is it acceptable to accept donations from haram money cards?

We all know that credit cards and similar money cards are haram, so would it be haram to accept donations from such cards?
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Is it a sin for our son to have “Rahim” as his name on his birth certificate?

After naming our son Rahim we have been told that it is prohibited to say Allah's Names like that. We renamed him Abdul Rahim, but on his birth certificate we still have only Rahim. Should we change ...
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Is it permissible to use Qur'anic quotes as decorations?

Can I decorate my home or working place with Islamic elements? For example, using suras or words from the Qur'an, or kahbatullah pictures, or various du'as as both decoration and as a reminder so that ...
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Is freelancing halal if my job contract prevents from working for any other place?

Currently, I have a Software development job. But I have a lot of free time which I want to spend on freelancing on Odesk/Upwork. I do not plan to work on anything that is Islamic-ally prohibited like ...
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Is it permissible to take a supplement that contains an ingredient derived from pork?

Is it permissible to take a supplement that contains an ingredient derived from pork? Even if it’s needed as part of a treatment process? I want to take an HCL and digestive enzymes supplement that ...
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Can I reserve my favorite graveyard / burial ground / cemetery for myself?

There is a similar question out there which asks if one can make arrangements for his grave in particular. But, my question is different. I've heard from people who say, some old people told to their ...
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Is it halal to give commission or gifts to clients to get contracts?

I have a client who has asked for commission from our company in order to give us the yearly contract for their hospital systems maintenance. If I don't give it to him, then he will definitely ...
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Can an old widow in her iddat be in her sons nikah?

Assalam aleikum hazrat. i woukd like to know about my ammi jaan she is the widow of my father after his unfortunate death. As we have arranged my younger brother's nikah before the death of my ...
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Why depicting Prophet (pbuh) in movies is not welcomed?

There are some movies which don't show faces of prophets or some sahabas like The Message. Nowadays, Majid Majidi is criticized because of the claims that the face of the Prophet (pbuh) will be shown ...
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Why is swearing forbidden?

Why shouldn't people swear? It's rational to say it is a bad thing when you hurt someone's feelings with your bad words, but if a person swears and no one cares, is it still haram to say 'f*** you' ...
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Is downloading mp3 halal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Islam stand in Internet Piracy? This is a very common question. Is Anything illegal by laws haram? Mp3 is one issue. Downloading illegal mp3 is strictly illegal by ...
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Are products which offer a chance for free gifts permissible?

Marketers often lure customers with special offers on products, allowing consumers to win prizes by luck. For example, lucky gold coins in detergent powder or chances to win a holiday with "XYZ" ...
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Are Pringles halal or haram?

I just wanted to confirm whether Pringles and Knorr products are halal or haram, because recently a friend told me that they were haram because in Pringles use e471 so I just want to confirm it that ...
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Why is pork derived gelatin haram in Islam?

I understand that the Quran says that the flesh of a pig is forbidden for consumption, but how does that include extracts of pig skin/bones which I believe is the source for gelatin?
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Talking to a non mahram because of your work

Is it allowed to talking to a non mahram because of your work without any sexual intention or any evil thoughts I'm a tennis player I play tennis in a academy when I'm playing I don't talk to girls by ...
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How can a male athlete accept gold medals at competitions?

I am thinking of taking part in some athletic contests. The authority will award the winners with gold medals. But as far as I know men aren't allowed to wear gold. So how can one accept gold medals ...
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Is it permissible to fast on aidiladha?

Is there a hadith from Rasulullah s.a.w or verse in the Quran that clarifies this problem? If possible I would like to know the elaboration from scholars. edit, even if the person wants to ...

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