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Why Do We Waste So Much Food in Ramadan? – Shaykh Muhammad Metwali Al-Sha’raawi

In this video, the late Egyptian luminary and scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Metwali Al-Sha’raawi (RA) urges us to reflect on our consumption of food in the month of Ramadan. He reminds us that there is no benefit in overeating or being gluttonous once the time of breaking fast sets in. Rather, we should suffice ourselves with minimal food so that we may reap the spiritual and physical benefits of fasting. By being conscious of the true meanings of Ramadan, Muslims will be able to live lives of moderation and balance.

 


Biography:

Shaykh Muhammad al-Sha’raawi was born in Egypt on the 5th of April , 1911. At the age of 11, he had completely memorized the Quran. He graduated from the Faculty of Arabic Language at the al – Azhar University in 1941. He was considered and recognized as a gifted exegete of the Quran. He was revered and respected in the Muslim world for his scholarship and piety. His regular weekly programme on Egyptian television immediately following Friday prayers was followed by millions of people around the Middle East. During his programmes, he would explain the Qur’an with humor, wisdom and the use of examples drawn from everyday life. He passed away on the 4th of June, 1998. Reportedly more than a million mourners packed Cairo’s streets in a display of grief.


 

Food Consumption – A Reader

This reader gathers various guidelines on food consumption, from the etiquette of eating, to what is considered impermissible to eat.

Adab of Eating and Feeding Othersfood consumption

Riyad al-Salihin: Book on the Adab Related to Food

Should We Cover Food?

Is It Permissible to Do Dhikr and Then Blow on Food for Barakah?

Day 1: Food – 30 Deeds 30 Days 

How to Dispose of Leftover Food

True Gratitude for Food – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Food And Worship -The Enormous Correlation

When the Call to Prayer is Given and Food is on the Table What Should I Do?

08 – Food Etiquette – SeekersHub Podcast

Avoiding the Impermissible

A Guide for Consuming Various Meats, Foods, Alcohol, Animal By-Products and Cosmetics

Is It Permissible to Blow on Food to Cool it Down?

Is It Permissible to Eat Vegetarian Food Prepared by Non-muslims? 

Can I Give Impermissible Food to Non-Muslims?

Should I Eat at Restaurants With Food Cross-Contamination Issues?

Are Dishes in Which Pork and Other Haram Food was Eaten Made Pure by Washing?

What Is the Ruling Regarding Accidentally Consuming Haram Food?

Is Unethical Food Permissible to Eat?

Don’t Forget to Mention Allah’s Name! – Shaykh Amin Buxton

Every year in the blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal, we should come to know our Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, a little better. In this series, we try to do this by looking at the things that brought a smile to his blessed face and at times made him laugh.

Remembering Allah

Ummayah bin Makhshi narrates that the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace was sitting with a man who was eating. The man did not mention Allah’s name and he kept eating until there was only one mouthful left. When he raised the food to his mouth he said: “In the name of Allah at the beginning and the end.”

The Prophet laughed and said: “The devil was eating with him until he mentioned Allah’s name, at which point the devil vomited up everything that was in his stomach!” (Narrated by Abu Daud)
This hadith reminds us of the importance of mentioning Allah’s name before even the smallest and most mundane actions such as dressing, entering and leaving our homes, going to sleep and waking up and, of course, eating and drinking.

The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, taught us the precise etiquette in all of these situations and revealed to us the consequences of neglecting it.When we mention Allah’s name, it acts as a barrier which prevents darkness and evil from entering into our lives. Beyond this, it reminds us that only Allah sustains the existence of all things. When we eat, sleep and walk in Allah’s name, those actions take on a new meaning. This is because they are connected to the Divine and are blessed with Allah’s support and care.

If, however, we are not conscious of this reality (as is often the case) it is never too late. The key is to return to Allah as soon as we remember. If we forget to mention Allah’s name before we eat, we can say the following supplication when we remember:

بِسْمِ اللهِ أَوَّلَهُ وآخِرَهُ

Bismillāhi awwalahu wa ākhirahu

In the name of Allah at the beginning and the end.

This incident also shows us that the Prophet was actually witnessing the unseen. The angelic and demonic realms were unveiled to him. Although they are veiled to us (with very rare exceptions), it is part of our faith to believe that they exist just as the Prophet informed us of them.
Just as the devil is happy to see our actions come to nothing, the Messenger laughed and was happy to see the devil’s actions come to nothing. His happiness was always for the victory of light over darkness. In this case a member of his nation was neglectful even though he was in the presence of the Prophet. But what pleased the Prophet was that he made amends. We can take comfort from the fact that however heedless or forgetful we are, we can always make amends. In doing so, we make our guide and teacher happy. May Allah shower him with blessings and peace.

Shaykh Amin Buxton was born in London and became Muslim in 1999. He studied Arabic and Islamic Studies at SOAS, University of London, and then enrolled at Dar al Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen. There he studied the sacred sciences under the supervision of Habib Umar bin Hafiz.

He has edited and translated a number of books which explain the Prophetic way such as Imam al-Haddad’s ‘Beneficial Counsels’ and provides content for Muwasala. Since 2017 he has resided with his family in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is involved in a number of educational initiatives around the UK, including the iSyllabus, and has taught at the SeekersHub Retreat.


 

Is It Best to Eat and Sleep Well and Worship More or to Eat and Sleep Less and Worship Less?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah

Question: Assalamu alaykum

1. Is it best to eat well and worship more or to eat less and worship less?

2. How do we reconcile the Islamic view on eating, drinking and sleeping less with modern-day recommendations to get all of the necessary minerals and vitamins which requires us to eat way more than the recommended one third for food, one third for drink and one third for air? They also say that not getting enough sleep is dangerous for the health? They recommend around 8 hours.

3. The righteous say that such habits is bad for the spiritual heart but how is it good for the spiritual heart to feel tired, unsatisfied and having mineral and vitamin deficiencies?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I pray you’re well.

The answer to your questions are simple insha’Allah; Seek the way of moderation.

Allah Most High tells us, ‘We have made you a justly balanced community’ [2:143], and the Prophet ﷺ said, ‘Verily, your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you, and your wife has a right over you.’ [al Bukhari]

Practical application

The practical application of moderation in eating and sleeping is to eat/sleep as much as you need to fulfil your obligations, perform voluntary worship, and carry out your daily activities.

It is better to eat/sleep sufficiently and be productive and feel well in mind and body, than eat frugally and unable to function or be depressed. People will differ according to their needs, so assess what you need to eat drink, and sleep, and act accordingly.

Furthermore, what you eat is also very important. A blend of protein, good fats, plenty of vegetables, and some carbohydrates usually work for most people.

Training

Having said the above, spiritual training does often consist and benefit from hunger and some tiredness. However, in the same way we cannot expect a non-runner to breeze through the New York Marathon, we should not diminish our food intake suddenly and expect to be able to function as usual. The soul and body are the same in that they both require training and conditioning.

The way to reduce one’s food intake therefore, is to very gradually reduce the amount of food one eats, very slowly and over a long period of time. For example, you may lessen your portions slightly every 1-2 months. For many people, eating ‘a third’ is difficult, so one must build up to this very slowly to achieve it without harm. The same principle applies to sleep, one reduces it very slowly over a long period of time, such as 10 minutes every week.

One can also experiment with going for ‘long’ periods of time without food (e.g. 6-12 hours), such as trying intermittent fasting, or fasting the sunna days of Mondays and Thursdays. Getting accustomed to an empty stomach and feeling hunger pangs for some part of the day is good for both the body and soul and strengthens them.

However, in all these, one should always make sure one can function, be productive throughout the day, and take care that they feel well emotionally. If not, then they should adjust their food/fast/sleep accordingly so that no harm is done. Allah loves His servants and does not like that they harm themselves.

And Allah knows best.

Warmest salams,
[Shaykh] Jamir Meah

Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. In 2007, he traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he spent nine years studying the Islamic sciences on a one-to-one basis under the foremost scholars of the Ribaat, Tarim, with a main specialization and focus on Shafi’i fiqh. In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Jamir is a qualified homeopath.

Can I Give Impermissible Food to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Would non muslims be obligated to cover any particular parts of their body as they do not have any legal private region? Having said this, would it be permissible for a muslim to look at the hair, for example, of an unrelated non muslim woman if no sexual inclination is found?

On the same note, would it be permissible to give non muslims haram food?

Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

According to the dominant Usuli position non-Muslims are primarily made responsible for belief in the revelation sent to the final Messenger, Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace). In Muslims lands they follow the laws of trade, and the penal system would also apply to them (Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar).

However, a Muslim is expected to deal with them according to the laws of the Shariʿa, so the general laws of looking at members of the opposite gender would apply here (Salah Abul-Hajj, al-Bayan). It would be permissible to look at a member of the opposite gender when needed, such as a cashier in a supermarket. One is not expected to state at his shoes when handing over his money; rather the decorum, and good conduct of Islam should be exercised.

Giving Impermissible Food to Non-Muslims

The general rule is ‘that which is impermissible to acquire is impermissible to give’. Therefore actively giving some haram food to someone is not permissible (Zarqa, Sharh al-Qawaʿid al-FIqhiyya). However, one may leave it for them to take in an indirect manner. For example, if one unknowingly purchased some food which was impermissible, and was unable to return it for whatever reason, one could offer it to a non-Muslim colleague, and leave it next to their desk at work for them to take.

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam,
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 to study and sit at the feet of some of the most erudite scholars of our time.

Over the following eighteen months he studied a traditional curriculum, studying with scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years, in Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Theology, Hadith Methodology and Commentary, Shama’il, and Logic with teachers such as Dr Ashraf Muneeb, Dr Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr Mansur Abu Zina amongst others. He was also given two licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabr and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic Sciences, Tafsir, Arabic Grammar, and Rhetoric.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.

Should We Cover Food?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

What does the following hadith from Bukhari mean?

Abu Humaid came carrying a cup of milk to the Prophet. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Will you not cover it even by placing a stick across it?”

Is this hadith only about covering milk or any food?

Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam

RasuluLlah sallaLlahu alayhi wasallam encouraged his ummah to cover vessels of both food and drink in a number of hadith. Accordingly, the covering of a vessel is not restricted to milk. [See answer below]

Regarding the partial covering of the vessel as mentioned in the narration you quoted, ibn Hajar stated that the Messenger sallaLlahu alayhi wasallam stressed the covering of vessels to the extent that he said one should even cover it with a stick, meaning when no other covering is to be found. He then suggested that the partial covering of the vessel with a stick is indicative of preventing from entering and thus the shayatin would understand that there is no permission for them to enter. [Fath al-Bari]

You may also read the following related answer:

Can I Use Oil Which Have Been Left Open at Night?

Wassalam
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.

Can I Eat Halal Meat Cooked by a Christian? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

I got this question from a christian friend of mine whose family on principle do not consume alcohol nor pork. If they cook halal meat and invite Muslims over, can the Muslims parttake of the food? What is the ruling on food in general in this case?

Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam

JazakaLlah khayr for your question.

There are two aspects that requires consideration regarding your question. The first is the food of non-Muslims and the second is their utensils.

It is permissible to consume food prepared by non-Muslims, people of the book or otherwise, as long as the food prepared is halal in itself and not contaminated with haram. Regarding the people of the book, Jews and Christians, Allah said in the Quran, “And the food of those who were given the scripture is lawful for you, and your food is lawful for them.” RasuluLlah sallaLlahu alayhi wasallam was once hosted by a Jew and he partook of the food which in this instance was bread and some spread. The only difference between the people of the book and other non-Muslims in relation to food, is that the slaughtered meat of the people of the book is halal [footnote: However, there are a number of conditions that have to be met before we consider a Jew or Christian to be from the people of the book.], contrary to others.

The second consideration are their utensils. Imam al-Nawawi in his commentary on Sahih Muslim divided the utensils of disbelievers in two; utensils that were used for consumption of haram or impure foods and utensils which were not. As for such utensils which were not used for impure substances, they are permissible to use; utensils that were used for impure substances, may be used after being washed, however, it would be disliked [makruh], especially when other utensils are available.

In conclusion, it is permissible for you to accept the invite and partake of the food if it is halal in itself and not contaminated with haram. In addition, the discussion regarding their utensils above should be considered.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.

It Is Permissible to Eat Non-Zabiha Meat in North America?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Is it permissible to eat non-zabiha meat (meat not slaughtered with Islamic standards) in North America?

Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam,

Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question:

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).

Can We Talk About Biryani For A Moment? by Asma K Arif

“We got to feed them after the event otherwise no one will come” goes the mantra in the lead up to many Islamic programs. Asma K Arif questions why it is that Muslims struggle to organize successful programs without the element of food.

 

Disclaimer: Though the intention to offend is not present by the author of this article, this could seriously offend those who like eating briyani, fried food, pilau every day or love their intake of fizzy drinks. Read on with caution.

Otherwise No One Will Come

“We got to feed them after the event otherwise no one will come”

The first time I heard this was in my first year of university, sitting in an Islamic Society meeting. The suggestion that an hour-long lesson by a local Imam did not warrant food was very quickly refuted. After all, when dozens or hundreds of people have come out of their homes to sit in a hall to learn or expand their knowledge, the mind will start stirring and so will the digestive juices. It is only right to placate these digestive juices so that the participants do not need to worry about cooking or eating when they return home.

That was back in 2003 and we are now in 2017.

I get the logic and that this line of thinking comes from a place of generosity. I really do. I also appreciate the long hours, sleepless nights, and anxiety that goes into running community events.

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Now keeping the above points in mind, I want us all to picture the following scenario.

It is Rabi al Awwal, the blessed month on the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims come together to increase their celebrations of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Most Muslims already, on a daily basis, honour and emulate the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, but during Rabi al Awwal there are more frequently held community events commemorating his birth, peace and blessings be upon him.

Venues are kitted out with prophetic food workshops, arts and crafts activities tailored around learning something about the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him; singing praises, story time sessions, bouncy castles or archery sessions outside and some even are fortunate enough to have real life relics from the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him…all of this to instill love in the hearts of all, young and old. No doubt, knowing the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is a worthy and enjoyable goal.

The energy at each session is electric and colourful, everyone from the children, parents and organisers are on a spiritual high, all eager to learn more. Even though the event is now coming to an end and everyone is ushered to the food hall, the energy is still high as children share their happiest moments from the day with their parents or the new friend they have just made.

The attendees enter a hall and are advised to sit down in rows. In front of them: Spicy fried or roasted chicken, fried lamb samosas, spicy chicken biryani, with a spicy yoghurt and fizzy pop. And let us not forget the “sweet dish”, usually overly saturated in refined sugar. Oh, and there is a salad, cucumbers at best.

The mixing of two meats, the deluge of spices, the clash of hot and cold foods together, the fizzy pop, etc. all enter the stomachs of each participant and something changes: the electric and colourful energy from the events prior to the meal is turning dull and torn.

There is a stressful tension in the air…but it cannot be the roasted chicken or lamb, or the incorrect food combination of rice and meat which is causing our brain confusion as to which enzyme to release to digest it all… no, it must be the tension we are feeling from the organisers running around trying to serve us. Yes, let us blame them.

The children who were just a few moments ago singing about the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, are now talking like the animals they are eating (some swearing, some inaudible and others screaming at another). Did someone just shout out goody bags? Yes, there are going to be goody bags! Red cherry carbonated pop, sweets filled with artificial colours (one even with the warning that it can cause change of behaviour in children), sugared cakes with that extra bit of icing on top (because no cake is worthy of being called a cake if it does not have a mountain of sugar on the top of it), and a marketing pen with sticky notes.

After the event, parents rush into the cars with a headache and the need for a cup of caffeine to survive the journey home. Children are munching on the “goodies” filled with artificial colours, refined sugar, emulsifiers, preservatives and a whole lot of things they cannot even read let alone make sense of… till eventually, they recall their day was great because they got a goodie bag, which tasted so good.

This Needs To Stop!

This is a real-life event that has happened repeatedly for a very long time. Please, it needs to stop.

I am a mother of three and I know children (let alone us adults) need to eat after a lot of activities. However, my question to you is: would it have been better to give the children a meal that embodied the meal of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to continue the theme of these celebrations? Don’t we want to nourish the children physically, emotionally and spiritually?

Imagine filtered or spring water being offered to participants throughout the activities so that by the time they are at the “meal table” they are well hydrated and so may have already satiated their hunger pangs. As they have drunk water before their meal they gain reward for following the way of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. And hey, look at this scientific fact, since they are no longer drinking water with their meals they diminish the process of putrefaction to occur in the digestive system and thus, the person reduces their risk of digestive issues.

Imagine some barley bread with a vegetable based soup, olive oil, vinegar, beetroot, dates, cucumbers scattered across the rows for everyone to try as and when they wished. A lesson being taught whilst they eat to allow the congregation to reflect and appreciate the food in front of them and its link to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. The parents taking mental notes of what non-prophetic food they can dispose of in their kitchen and what food is aligned with the way of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and thus needs to be welcomed into their home. Surely this would have left the participants in a better spiritual, physical and emotional state?

Eating Right…Too Expensive?

For those arguing it is more expensive to eat organic or Prophetic foods, I would like you to try it because it does not have to be more expensive. Traditionally, the rich ate meat and the poor ate fruit and vegetables or wait for it… fasted… so applying this principle, eating meat would be the most expensive option.

Here is another handy tip: if you cut out the meat from the events all together (because newsflash: the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, barely ate meat) then you will reduce your expenses. That money could go towards better goodie bags – children love post it notes, pictures to colour in, pens, jigsaws, books, or some form of construction.

Cutting out the meat will also give the participants a spiritual, physical, and emotional benefit. In certain cultures,  unmarried men or women who had anger issues were prohibited meat in their diet. Some cultures even limit certain meats amongst women, believing that it causes them hormonal problems.

But the Kids Won’t Eat It…

For those arguing children will not try food that is different to what they are used to at home, I would like to argue two points.

Firstly: there was a convert family at one of the events and I heard the child ask her mother what the rice was called. She clearly had never eaten a biryani before and she still managed to eat it, albeit with difficulty due to all the spices.

Secondly: there are a lot of children who attend these events who also go to a school where a variety of dishes are given that may not be the staple menu of what they eat at home… and yet they try it.

We as adults, in so many ways, deprive our children of using their curiosity to learn something new. We put them down before they have even tried these new foods. Let us take a step back and see what happens when they are offered prophetic food with an explanation of what each is. Let us also be proactive in introducing the prophetic foods and learning about the prophetic way of eating and drinking in our households so that it is not alien to them when they go to the Islamic events. This in turn will make it a lot easier for the event organisers to not succumb to the existing fear “if there is no food, the crowd will not come”.

What About “The After Party”?

It has to be said – many event organisers look forward to “the after-party” at the local steak house – a non-prophetic meal of beef, depleted of any nutrition, followed by a gelato dessert – all in celebration of the hard work one has put into an event before slumber overtakes them. Amazingly the effects of this “after party” meal are instantaneous since there is a link between the food we eat and our mental state. For the sake of one’s physical, emotional and spiritual state, is it not time to accept the steak house meal is not benefiting you, take the blinkers off, and make an intention to change?

To conclude, it takes one cog in the wheel to get the rest of the cogs moving, so let us be proactive and understand it is a moral responsibility for the event organisers and parents to educate themselves on the food they are eating; to monitor how far or close it is to the way of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him; and to make active steps to change their diet so that they can gain the proximity they seek with the best of mankind, peace and blessings be upon him. This, I assure you, will result in them gaining a stronger physical, emotional and spiritual being; and the fear of “We got to feed them after the event otherwise no one will come” will naturally diminish. Who knows, it may even become an extinct fear in the next year or so. It is possible. And Allah Knows Best.

 

Asma K Arif is an advocate for the earth, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother of three creative souls. She nurtures wombs as a mizan abdominal therapist, and is pursuing the knowledge of prophetic medicine.

Feature photo by Pranjal Mahna.

Is Food Bought With a Credit Card Halal? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Is food bought with a credit card halal?

Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam,

Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question:

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).