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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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Is horsemeat Halal?

Salam. There are two views regarding eating meat of horse. I will try to write both below. But I will try to clear before that there is no order in Quran about the horse being halal or haram. So we ...
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Is white sugar haram due to containing animal bone?

White sugar is not made out of, nor does it contain, bones. Sugar (most sugar) is cane sugar, which comes from sugar canes. It is then refined, and one of two things happens: The molasses is removed ...
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Are there any special rules about the halal certification of dairy foods?

There's nothing wrong with milk in and of itself, since milk typically doesn't come from (a) dead animals, or (b) swine. However, many dairy products use haram (or at least questionable) ingredients ...
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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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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

First let's re-quote the Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَطَاءٌ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ ...
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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 white sugar haram due to containing animal bone?

Bone char (charcoal made from animal bones) is used to filter sugar and decolorize it. It is not an ingredient in refined sugar and thus is not consumed. So the question on whether it is halal to ...
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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 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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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 it permissible to eat chicken that has consumed filth?

'Jallalah' is a category of animals that are generally halal to eat (eg, chickens) but then they eat filth thereby making it impermissible to eat them because as reported by Ibn Umar: "The Messenger ...
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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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What is Islam's position on consuming meat of hybrid animals?

That is a great question and here is what I know. It makes sense to me therefore I share it here. I believe the world is now advancing and we see more and more of man's interference in Allah's ...
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Is white sugar haram due to containing animal bone?

I am a Mechanical engineer, and have worked in all the sugar beet factories in England. 1) Animal bones were historically used to filter impurities as previously mentioned. That method has been ...
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