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 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 it haram for a man to watch an unveiled women on TV?

When we watch television we constantly keep our eyes on a person in the TV show. “O Ali! Do not turn round to look! The first look is all right but you have no right for the second look.” Based ...
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Is it permissible for Muslims to join groups like Freemasonry?

Two of my brothers are from Turkey, Muslim, and are also Freemasons. I am Christian and sometimes Christianity does not accept joining and sometimes forbids people from joining the fraternity. They ...
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Are all unhealthy substances haraam?

Smoking is seen by the majority of Muslim scholars as haraam on the grounds that it is harmful to one's health. But tobacco is not the only harmful substance that has wide spread use. As an example; ...
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What is the Sharia ruling on working in a bank?

Nowadays, lot of students look for getting a job in banks. What is the Islamic view if a person gets a job in bank?
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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 smoking tobacco haraam?

The majority view (as far as I know) on smoking tobacco is that it is haraam. But what is the rationale or evidence/proof behind that ruling?
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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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Is drawing or photographing people prohibited in Islam?

I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art works, but recently I've been told that people can't be drawn either. What are the specific Quran verses or hadiths that support this view? What ...
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Are Muslims allowed to eat boars?

It is clear that it is haram to eat pork. However, is it permissible to eat wild boars or to use products derived from them (boar bristle brushes)? I ask this because both pigs and boars belong to the ...
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Is it permissible to allow haraam (prohibited) things in mosques?

Is it a sin to keep haraam things in a mosque like gambling stuff, pork, idols? I'm asking this because I had heard of a mosque which had allowed people to keep idols in only because it was raining. ...
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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 suicide bombing in the name of Allah allowed?

I know that suicide is haram in Islam. But recently I met a person who argued that suicide bombing is allowed if it necessary? Is it true? Please answer with proof. So the question is, "Is there any ...
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Can I pray farz/fard prayer skipping its preceding sunnah prayer (when needed)?

السلام و علیکم As an example consider Zuhr/Duhr prayer in which we have 4 Confirmed Sunnah 4 Farz/Farz 2 Confirmed Sunnah 2 Nafil Suppose that when I enter Masjid/Mosque I see that the Jama'at is ...
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Is shaking hand with non-Muslims prohibited in Islam?

Muslim living in the US and other foreign countries especially have this problem. Is shaking hands with a non-Muslim haram in Islam?
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Does Islam explicitly allow one to break the rules if there is no other option?

After I asked this question, I got a comment - you can eat pork if you're in a desert and dying of hunger. Is there evidence in Holy Quran or hadith that one can break the rule if there is no ...
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What does Islam say about homosexuality? [closed]

There are many difference of opinions in Islam about homosexuality. which one of these would be most correct? the first would be an extremist approach like in Islamic countries where they kill you if ...
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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 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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Are kosher foods considered to be halal?

If kosher foods contain no alcohol within them, is it safe for a Muslim to consume kosher?
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Is listening to music halal?

As a Muslim person since birth, I have always heard that music is prohibited (Haram) by all scholars in TV, radio, books and recently on the internet until I have heard a session with Sheikh Adel ...
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Is it haraam to have non-Muslim friends? [closed]

I have heard conflicting information on what place a Non-Muslim holds in a Muslim's life. Are they brothers/sisters, or are they infidels to be avoided? Is a Muslim allowed to be friends or maintain ...
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What is the Islamic stance on Internet piracy?

I think it is similar to stealing, but not exactly, so the same rules may not apply here. The difference is that, in stealing, you move a property from its owner to yourself, but in internet piracy, ...
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Is listening to women sing haram in Islam?

For a man, is listening to women sing haram (a sin) in Islam? What proof do you have of this?
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Is it haram to wear make-up?

Arabic make-up is quite popular but as far as I'm concerned, Muslim women should be as humble as possible in their style. Is make-up allowed? If so, to what extend?
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Is it a sin to consume pork without knowing?

In modern times, many of the ingredients of processed food may be derived from pork. Is it a sin if a muslim consumes one of these ingredients without prior knowledge? What should be done when finding ...
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Is investing in the stock market haram?

Recently while talking to a non-Muslim person he said "stock market is nothing but gambling". And I have met many people with same thought. As per my understanding, gambling is something where you ...
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Is game development/programming prohibited in Islam?

In simple words, is game programming, development and publishing prohibited? I am a hobby programmer and while I was learning one of game development frameworks, my friend suggested that since making ...
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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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