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Are muslims allowed to eat pork and other forbidden food when imprisoned, during starvation and other exceptional circumstances?

It is mentioned in four verses that in case of necessity one could eat any of the otherwise haram kinds of flesh or food: He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith "if you eat meat for 40 days, those qualities will come within you"?

The exact words that you quoted are not in any Sunni book that I have come across. However, a hadith attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Tālib — not to the Prophet — was documented by Muhammad al-Munawi in ...
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Is "White Wine (Sulphites)" halal?

No. It is haram. Sulphites, in parenthesis, is most likely there to indicate that the wine contains sulphites (sulfites). According to The Kitchn it is used as a preservative in winemaking. The ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

Horse meat Actually horse meat is halal: Is horsemeat Halal? Ahadith such as the following Narrated Asma': We slaughtered a horse during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and ate it. -- Sahih al-...
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Why isn't it cow meat prohibited when it is said to cause sickness?

Sheikh Riyad al-Musaymiri, professor at Al-Imam University in Riyadh commented on this issue thus: In accordance with the general principles of Islamic Law, beef is essentially lawful. Allah says:...
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Are muslims allowed to eat pork and other forbidden food when imprisoned, during starvation and other exceptional circumstances?

Yes, in the case that there is no halal food available it is permitted to eat just enough of a haram food as would be required to stay alive. The primary source for this is in the Quran in each of the ...
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Is horsemeat Halal?

Eating horse is makruh according to the Hanafi and Maliki madhab. Their evidence includes: In the Quran 16:5-7, Allah mentions cattle and the various benefits that may be derived from them including ...
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Are grapes and grape juice haram?

It's going to be what you expect: these things are halal. The only context I can think of where grapes (or grape juice) might be haram is if they're being (mis) used for making alcohol, as per the ...
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

To the best of my knowledge, although it is recommended to eat by the right hand, instead of left hand (and actually it is said that it is Makruh to eat by the left hand), but it doesn’t mean that it ...
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How important is eating halal meat?

There are differences in opinion as to what is regarded as halal. This depends on which madhab(school of law) or scholarly opinions you follow. It is clear that no meat can be consumed without saying ...
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How to repent from accidentally eaten pork?

I am a little alarmed that you are panicking about "sins" you made as a child! What kind of monster do you think God is? First of all, a sin is only a sin if you intended to make that sin, knowing ...
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At what alcohol percentage is a volume of alcoholic seasoning/condiment considered haram?

TL;DR: The Qur'an and Sunnah didn't come with percentages, so rulings are based around the hadith: It was narrated from 'Amir bin Sa'd, from his father, that: The Prophet [SAW] forbade a small ...
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Why is Hindu food not allowed? How are they najis?

The primary prohibition is limited to meat that is slaughtered by them because it will not be slaughtered in Allah's name, and it may be dedicated to their gods rather than to Allah. Quran 6:118 So ...
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Should one say Bismillah before eating snacks or drinking coffee?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions. Rasulullah peace be upon him has asked to mention the name of Allah Swt ...
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Is there a consensus that eating with a knife and fork (as in Western culture) is unlawful?

As said by other comments and answers the main issues of eating with fork and knife as in western culture are: The (quasi) prohibition of eating with the left hand and the other issue is the imitation ...
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What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding?

Walaikum salammm warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Allaah has enjoined breastfeeding in His Book, when He said (interpretation of the meaning): “The mothers shall give suck to their children for two ...
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Is unintentionally eating haram food halal or haram?

By considering following headees, Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab Radi Allahu Anhu: The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam said, “”The rewards (of deeds) are according to the intention, and ...
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What can a Muslim do when dining with Christian friends who say grace?

There are a couple of different Islamic teachings that apply here, and you will have to balance them out: Imitating other religions and participating in their rituals is forbidden(1). Islam has its ...
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Is it generally important to eat an odd number of dates?

No, it even isn't Sunnah There is no evidence from the Sunnah that the Prophet intentionally ate an odd number of dates. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is not ...
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Is it makru to take appetite suppressants at suhur before starting the fast?

There is no evidence above whether it is Makruh or not but it is Mustahabb (preferable) to eat food at Suhur There is no evidence to show whether or not it is makruh or haram but it is permissible as ...
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Is eating chicken wings in Texas permissible?

You have answered your own question. Just use a bit of deductive reasoning:- Muslims cannot eat meat that is not Halal and Zabiha Texas restaurants are not halal except when they are clearly ...
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Are these hadith about mushroom authentic?

These ahadith are about desert truffles. Extending them to mushrooms is not self-evident. The first hadith is saheeh as it is present in Bukhari and Muslim, who have aimed to only include authentic ...
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Is it halal to eat food that contain alcohol as one of its ingredients?

You're familiar with the hadith It was narrated from 'Amir bin Sa'd, from his father, that: The Prophet [SAW] forbade a small amount of whatever intoxicates in large amounts. Sunan an-Nasa'i 5609 ...
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Is Marmite Halal/Haram?

Marmite is haram. Eat vegemite instead! Kiwi-bashing aside, from their FAQ: Is Marmite certified Halal? Yes – The Halal Certification Authority of Australia has certified Marmite as a Halal ...
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Are all vegetarian products Halal?

A food/drink being vegetarian eliminates the extra preclusions when consuming meat and animal products (Qur'an 2:173, 5:3, 6:121, 6:145). A food/drink being vegetarian makes is much easier for it to ...
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Are insects (e.g. locusts) halal to eat according to the Qur'an and Sunnah?

Most of the scholarly opinion that declares eating insects as haram rests on this ayah: “and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khabaa’ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, ...
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Is cross contaminated food Haram?

All perfect praise be to Allah Firstly, i should say(again) that this is more the matter of TAQWA(fear of Allah) than the matter of pure halal and haram. Because if I(personally) fear that something ...
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Should one say Bismillah before eating snacks or drinking coffee?

Hadiths tell us that we'd better start every task or work with the name of Allah including even the most insignificant ones (provided that they are moral and halal acts). As an added value to Faqirah'...
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Is it permissible to eat meat in Western restaurants given that it is permissible to eat meat from People of the Book?

TL;DR: According to the Qur'an, ahadith, and fatawa, it's generally permissible to eat meat slaughtered by People of the Book provided we say the name of Allah over it, and provided the animal was ...
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Which scholars argue that mentioning Gods name while slaughtering is not obligatory?

There are two cases: One forgets to mention Allah's name. One intentionally does not mention Allah's name. There are three views: The slaughter will valid in the first case (forgotten) but ...
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