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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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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...
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Is Kangaroo meat halal?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers. I am confused about Halal and Haram animals. I know some common halal animals like cow, goat, chicken etc. But I don't know the general rule of which animals are Halal or ...
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How much Sales Profit is acceptable in Islam?

I've heard that selling something for more than its worth is a sin according to the Quran. I would like to know, by how much can you mark up your items? Is there a limit to the amount of profit you ...
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Is it haram to make humanoid robots?

There are some hadiths that say creation is haraam. 'Aisha reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) visited me and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging over it and on which ...
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If someone is poor, can he/she use pirated software?

I'm poor and I don't have a way to actually use credit cards to buy software. However I really need those software for my education. Also there are books which are too expensive so I download them ...
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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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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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Is it permissible to have a girlfriend without having physical contact with her?

At my university there is a girl that I love and I want to marry in the future. Can I be in relationship with her, if we keep ourselves away from sin? This girl is Muslim, she practices prayer (salah) ...
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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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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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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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Are skulls / skull images haraam

Is it haraam to keep shapes of skulls in the house? My father doesn't like that my telephone looks like a skull. I want to know if there's any hadith or Qur'aan verse that speaks against this. I know ...
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May a Muslim learn how to perform telepathy?

I would like to know Islam's view on telepathy based on rulings by Scholars well-grounded in the Qur'an and the Sunnah as well as the Manhaj of the Sahaabah (RAA). There is an oft-repeated incident ...
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Alcohol in perfumes?

I've viewed a few websites in search of an answer to whether alcohol is permitted in perfumes, trying to answer my friend's question. However, I can't find a definitive answer to this question; some ...
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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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Is this allowed to bribe when I am forced?

I am trying to accomplish a task for me. A person is assigned to verify me but unfortunately s/he is asking to give them some cost (to be clear, bribe). Is this kind of bribe allowed for the one who ...
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Are competitions haram?

I've heard that all contests and competitions that have prize money are haram. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: No contest is allowed except in swordplay or horse or camel racing.[0]...
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Is it permissible to give zakat to a family member?

Can someone give a part of his zakat to a family member (not a parent), say an uncle for example specially if he is in need?
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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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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 it permissible in Islam to interbreed between two different species of animals to make new variation in animal's offspring?

Nowadays people make experiments and perform interbreeding to obtain new variation in animals. Like we have make horse and donkey interbreeding to produce a mule. Is this permissible, although Allah ...
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Is orthodontic work halal?

Quote taken from this question: Allah has cursed those women who ... create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful From the above quote, it seems that cosmetic orthodontic work ...
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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 indirect help to a riba business haram?

I came across the question Working in banks in an Islamic country. According to my understanding of the answer by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, You are doing haram if you are helping someone ...
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What is the Islamic position on artificial intelligence?

Last year the Turing test was passed, where a machine was able to convince people that it was human. There are no problems with computers in Islam as they're just tools, but I'm certain that creating ...
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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 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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Is predicting the future haram?

I have heard that predicting the future is haram in Islam because only God knows the future and we cannot predict what only God knows (some say it is almost shirk). My question is: Is predicting the ...
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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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Is it halal to marry the daughter of my divorced wife if the child is from her ex-husband?

Can a man marry his wife's daughter from her ex-husband after divorcing the wife? Does the wife's daughter from ex-husband become halal to him after he divorces his wife?
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Is it haram for girls to post their pics on the internet without hijab?

Occasionally, it is seen that some Muslim girls/women post their images on different internet websites without veil (hijab). Based on Islam, it is Haram (forbidden) for women to expose their bodies ...
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Can women wear golden chains?

I know that men should not wear golden materials. Few days before, I had heard that ladies also should not wear golden chains. Please clarify my doubts with proof.
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Is renting gold haraam or halaal?

Where I say property, I mean, something physical which has value. If the islamic definition of rent-able property is different, please let me know. If I have property in the form of a house, I ...
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How one can go close to stranger with intention of marriage?

As looking/meeting stranger females is haram and one cannot go for relation with any unmarried. If one's parents are not serious about child's marriage. How can one search and come close to a suitable ...
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Do any schools consider eel haram, and why?

Given that eel is clearly a water animal, one would think that it would fall under the general ruling of the hadith wherein the sea's water is pure and its dead is permissible. However, I clearly ...
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What is Mubahala?

What is Mubahala? Is it permitted by the Sharee'ah? What is evidence of using it, from Qur'an and authentic hadeeth? What are the conditions associated with its permissible usage?
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Is it halaal to eat birthday cake?

Is it halaal to eat birthday cake? When I ask this question, I do know that celebrating birthdays is a practice of non-Muslims and so we aren't allowed to celebrate it. However, that is not the ...
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Are the harams made by rasulullah in the same category with harams made by Allah?

Are the harams and halals made by rasulullah in the same category with harams and halals made by Allah? Can a rasul give us orders in the name of Allah?
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What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems to ...
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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 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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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 it correct to name the child as 'Nabi' or 'Rasul'?

We'd already had a discussion about the meanings of these words - Nabi and Rasul. I'm seeing some muslim people having these words in their name, for example Rasul Muhammad Muhammd Nabi Yusuf Nabi ...
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Is giving catnip to a cat halal?

Is it cruel to give a cat catnip? Cats go after the herb by themselves, but too much can make them aggressive. Would it be considered halal or haram to give a cat catnip?
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Is it permissible for Muslim men to wear silver chains?

I would like to wear silver chain. Is it permissible for Muslim men to wear silver chains? If it is haram please give me a proof of it being so from hadith.
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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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Is it permissible to donate blood?

Is it permissible to donate blood as a Muslim? I wish to donate blood but I don't know if this is acceptable in islam.
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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 it permissible to use cash-back credit cards and accounts?

My concern and question is, nowadays in the USA many credit cards companies are giving cash-back rewards. Some checking accounts (e.g. Discover) also give cash-back points and rewards bonuses for ...
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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 ...