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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Is the name Asma halal for baby girl?

I really like that name Asma /Esma/, but as far as I know that is one of names of Allah - Asma-ul-Husna. So I would really like to know if it is halal to give that name to a baby girl?
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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 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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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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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 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 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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If I unwittingly buy a meal with ham in it, it is acceptable to give it to a non-Muslim friend?

Sometimes I buy a meal thinking it doesn't contain ham, but it turns out it does (e.g. fried rice). In these cases, I've switched meals with a non-Muslim friend who doesn't mind eating pork. ...
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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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Levels of approval/disapproval

I'm aware of the following terms with regard to what is obligatory, allowed, and forbidden in islam: fard/wajib ("obligatory/necessary", see the question here for remarks on the difference, if any; ...
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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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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 art (of faces, eyes, etc.) halal in Islam? [duplicate]

I'm a Muslim, and I specifically like to draw as a hobby now and then. Recently, I read several comments and things here and there on the Internet saying that drawing faces or things with souls (like ...
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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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Haram scale of severity?

Looking in from the outside of a religion can sometimes be very confusing, especially to someone of no faith, and I just wanted to clear something up. When it comes to an item or an act being 'Haram',...
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Changing eye color by lessening the amount of melanin in eyes and not by surgery

My friend, who has naturally dark brown eyes, wants to change her eye color. She doesn't want to get surgery. She's considering using eye drops that with regular use lessen the amount of melanin in ...
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How does one make the home halal when living with a Christian guardian?

Wa salaamaleykum I am I newly converted Muslim. My family is specifically Catholic. How can I make my living area halal? Specifically, there are many photos and figurines, depicting people & ...
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Is promoting anime permissible in Islam?

Me and my friend have a youtube channel, we promote anime, some are ecchi, and some contain music. Is it haram that we promote this anime? And if i quit and my partner doesn't delete the video's I ...
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What is the reason why it is haram to dye one's hair black? [duplicate]

The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) said to a person who had white hair: “Change this white hair but avoid black.” Saheeh Muslim (5476 The Prophet also said: “There will be people at the end of time ...
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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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Is it haram to watch shows/movies of superhero movies (e.g. Marvel, DC) and Star Wars? [closed]

I want to know whether it is haram to watch movies or shows of superheroes from Marvel or DC. Most of the characters from them are science-based and rarely any of the characters use magic. The ...
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Is it permissible to take donations for a free app?

I have made some apps which are completely free to download and use. Is it OK to allow users to donate to me for my work, at no benefit to them? The reason I'm in doubt is because the users who ...
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Can I celebrate Halloween by dressing up at school the theme is harry potter?

I would like to know, because I've done it in the past.
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Aren't nasheeds a serious waste of time?

In fact, I think that it has become an "art form," a way to spend (waste?) time listening to "halaal" music. I have even seen nasheed singers sing nasheeds in a rock concert-like atmosphere, with ...
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Is it haram to talk to Jin?

One of the things we know about the Jinn world is that there are the believers and there are the non-believers, we mainly encounter Jinn in our world in harmful situation such as VooDoo or possession!....
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Is it permissible to read romance books?

I love reading fiction books as entertainment. Unlike others, I tend to avoid watching TV, and instead read books which have numerous educational benefits. I read a variety of fiction novels, but I ...
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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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Can non-alcoholic beer or wine not be haram?

Wine has a few healthy anti-oxidants and I just like the taste of beer. If we can distill all the alcohol out, is it still haram? If not haram, would it be makruh?
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Selling Quran and visual impaired

I can understand this is a weird question, but I want to help visually impaired friends, and reading this question about selling services, I have many doubts. I am planning to have a Text-to-Speech ...
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Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry two women at once? [duplicate]

Can a Muslim marry two girls at once? I mean, a Man sits and two other girls sit and they are married of at once. Is that allowed in Islam? This question just came into my mind.
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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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Can a couple still get married after committing sin together?

You both like each other and want to marry. You have done sin astagfirullah, but you want to change your ways and make it halal and still get married. Is it permissible, and how do you fix such sin?
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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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Is it Haram to use the office's phone to talk with my family? (Shia & Sunni view)

I have heard that it is not permissible for the clerks to talk by the phones of their office(s) in personal fields (such as speaking to their families and other personal jobs). Since it is not a ...
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Is it permissible to write a fictional story in which there are non-Muslim characters?

I have been contacted to write the script of a play. Is it permissible for me to write a play in which there are many non Muslim characters? There will be no display of shirk or any rituals of other ...