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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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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Are late payment charges considered as Riba?

Are late payment charges that may arise from being late in paying for bills considered as Riba. For example one misses a payment for their electricity bill, as a result the supplier demands that the ...
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Is suicide allowed in any circumstances?

As far as I know, suicide is haram in Islam. So, is there any possible situation mentioned somewhere when it's allowed? I am asking this question because people who kill themselves to save a nation ...
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Is pseudoscience generally forbidden or discouraged?

Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method. -- Wikipedia There's a host of pseudosciences (...
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Is video editing permissible in Islam?

One of the my friend is a wedding photographer. I am interested in working on video editing, which I told him. He agreed to teach me video editing. Now I have a doubt: Is video editing permissible ...
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Are Muslims encouraged to research other faiths?

I'm a born Muslim. There is so many things in Islam that neither me nor many ordinary born Muslims understand (maybe they just take Islam for granted and don't feel a need to research, as opposed to ...
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Is it permissible for me to take out a bank loan to help someone, if I'm not the one paying off the interest?

I know that riba is haram in Islam. However, I need to know if it would actually be haram for me to take bank loan for helping my friend who is in a pathetic condition, if the monthly loan and ...
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Is a multilevel marketing business with a binary plan halal?

Binary multilevel marketing (MLM) is where the MLM company deals with a number of useful products (clothes, books , health related products) including insurance policy. To enroll in it, one has to ...
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Selling alcohol for industrial purposes

I am not a Muslim. I have heard that Muslims may not trade in forbidden items such as pork or alcohol. Does this extend to alcohol products that are not for drinking such as industrial solvents? ...
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Is eating at a restaurant that sells alcohol impermissible?

If you, nor anyone you are with drinks alcohol but you are still paying a seller of alcohol (by buying food, non-alcoholic drinks etc) is that permissible?
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Is earning from freelance writing for a sports arena which includes haram things halal?

I'm doing a freelance job to earn enough to buy a laptop to help me with my studies. My freelance writing job includes me writing about a sports arena in the US which include all sorts of haram ...
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Fixed return of invested money in manufacturing plant

Assalam, I had invested money in oil manufacturing plant where the owner gives me fixed return on invested money. The agreement is working since three years. Is it halal to accept that income ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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Is playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia Islam, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing ...
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Is receiving health insurance from one's company permissible?

I would just like to know your thoughts on taking health insurance from your company (given that you have to pay a part of it). I know we are all mujtahids here. From what I know the default ruling ...
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Is Online Forex Halal? [duplicate]

I've read a lot of articles, hubs, discussions about online forex trading being halal or not. And I got to 3 points/problems that if these (below) are solved, then it would be halal. Interest at ...
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Are songs without musical instruments haraam?

I know singing with musical instruments is haraam. Also songs with words in them that go against the teachings of Islam are also haraam. But what about songs without any bad message or any instruments,...
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Is it haram to read copyrighted books online?

Is it haram to read copyrighted books online? I want to read a book but it isn't available in my language, only in Japanese (not manga). However, there is an English fan translation on the internet. ...
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Is it halal to select an exchange rate to benefit my salary?

I am working in a company where I need to submit the daily expense bills in the system for my salary. My company has fixed my salary (e.g. 10000 Yen/month) and they says that my bills should not ...
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Can I work for as a software engineer for a company that also does pornography?

I am a software engineer in India and striving Muslim. Recently I got new job offer from a company and after all the legal clarification, I accepted the job offer. But recently I heard from my friend ...
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What is the Islamic ruling on writing fiction?

I was wondering about the Islamic ruling for writing fiction? If the author is talented and has a flair for writing fiction/stories, does Islam consider that as haraam? I would like to have the answer ...
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What to do with money earned as a musician performing gigs at venues which serve alcohol?

I'm a socially conscious musician. I rhyme about things that occur in society in order to bring awareness. I don't swear in my music nor do I encourage anything that is un-islamic, in my lyrics. A lot ...
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Is it haram to wear a Remembrance Day Poppy?

In the UK, Remembrance Day is a day which one pays respect to soldiers who died in the two world wars and others. In the weeks leading up to this day, it is customary to wear a (fake) poppy on one's ...
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Halloween Restrictions?

Salam, I have been looking into Halloween and found out that it's haram to celebrate it which makes perfect sense. However I have a few questions regrading its restrictions: 1) If my friend gives me ...
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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 Binary Option from an Islamic account (No riba and swap-free) halal or haram?

lately I discovered the Binary Option system, with a little bit of research I found companies who offer an Islamic Account to trade. However when I searched on the internet to find if this kind of ...
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Is pornography allowed in Islam?

The title asks it all. Is porn allowed in Islam?
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Is fashion design, modelling, acting, painting allowed in Islam?

My family is very religious, and in my childhood they didn't let me opt for modelling and fashion design as a career! I had good grades and was forced to get into "good noble profession" for ladies. ...
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Is playing with dolls allowed?

My sister's daughter is 5 years old and she likes to play with barbie dolls and I bought her a barbie doll for playing. But my cousin told me that it is not allowed in Islam to play with these type of ...
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Refering to Allah (SWT) as “him”?

I was watching a khutba on youtube and the Imam referred to Allah (SWT) as "him". If you need a context to go with this the sentence was, "Allah (SWT) doesn't need us, we need him." I sometimes feel ...
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How to deal with sexual urges?

As masturbation is haram in Islam and sexual urge is a natural thing , so , what a young unmarried person should do when a sexual urge comes?
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad? I am confused. We know that Allah calls prophet mohammad as ya mohammad and to my understanding its going to be only permissible to call someone as ...
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Is shaving the beard Haram?

Is shaving the beard Haram? Is there any authentic hadith about it? What is the opinion of the Quran about it? (Sunni and Shia)
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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 men look at old women without veil (hijab)?

As a rule of thumbs, the faces of old women are commonly less attractive ..., so, based on this theory: What is the opinion of Islam regarding looking at old women (as non-mahram) without hijab? Is ...
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Is Breast Milk ritually impure?

Recently when I was praying some milk started coming out of my breasts. Basically I was breastfeeding my son so after that I started to pray without a bra. After the prayer my husband saw some milk on ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

I've been told that Muslims are allowed to eat camels but we're not allowed to eat horses. Why? I thought the reason why they couldn't eat horses was to do with the fact that people use them as a ...
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Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when her feet are in pain?

Is it permissible for a husband to press his wife's feet when in pain? Does the wife become a sinner in front of Allah? My feet sometimes hurt very much, and it gets unbearable. At these times my ...
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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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If something is not Halal, does that mean it's Haram?

Actually, this came to me when I was watching some shieks talking about music status in Islam, and referring to the famous hadith that says: There will be a group of my people who will make ...
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Is it haram to have sex for fun?

Is it haram to do sex for fun in marriages? Does that count as zina? I was told it is haram and your only allowed to do sex when wanting a baby.
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

There seems to be a number of Sunni madhhabs which are considered extinct, e.g.: Awza'i, Jariri, Laythi, Thawri, Zahiri. Question: According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow ...
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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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Prohibition of Animal Fights in Islam

Most of the times, I came across the festivals held for animals/birds fighting. These festivals are also held in Muslims countries across the world, so I wonder if Islam specifically allows or forbids ...
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What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion?

What is the stance of Islam on blood transfusion? Can a Muslim receive blood from a non-Muslim who might not have been living a Muslim life, e.g. eating pork?
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Is it permissible to kill a person in order to save my own life?

As far as I know, saving own life is farz. Now, if a person comes to me and holds a gun to my head and wants to kill me, can I defend my life by shooting him if I also have a gun in my hand? Assume I ...
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Is interest entirely haram or can there be exceptions under neccesity?

A query in similar to a question posted on this site (Is interest-based educational loan allowed? ) (this may seem like a similar question, but from a clear angle). Allah says: “Those who devour ...
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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 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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Hadith or verse related to long nails?

I love to have long nails, so i do not cut them.kindly guide in the light of Islam, what should i do? my class mate and different people ask me that why you have long nails but its my opinion to ...

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