Can I Eat Permissible Food Prepared by a Non-Muslim?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally

Question: As salam alaikum,

Can a muslim eat from the food prepared by a non-muslim (Hindu, chritian. jews, sikh ect) if it has no haram ingredients in it?

Answer: wa `alaykum assalam

Yes, it is considered permissible for a Muslim to eat food prepared by non-Muslims. The religion or identity of the person preparing the food has no bearing on whether or not it is permissible to consume.

The only restrictions relate to foodstuffs that are or contain:

-what is intrinsically impermissible (such as alcohol, pork products, and some animals considered non-edible), or;
-meat that may be considered impermissible only because of its method of slaughter and sacrifice

Shuaib Ally