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Food And Worship – The Indisputable Correlation

You are what you eat, as the saying goes. Shaykh Walead Mosaad explains how our consumption of food, its preparation and its purchase can have a huge impact on our spiritual lives. Ever get caught out on these issues? Deepen your understanding by taking a short course with SeekersHub. Resources on food and worship for seekers […]

True Gratitude For Food

Every age has its considerations and our age is one of encouragement, instilling hope and gratitude. With this Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins this brief but beautiful podcast about why it is from the Prophetic example to be grateful for every morsel of food we are blessed with. Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns.

Can I Eat Using Silver Utensils?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. My family has only silver utensils at home. Can I eat using them? 2. How should I go about knowing whether the meat my family is halal? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) The […]

Healthy but Tasty: Entrepreneurship with a Higher Purpose

Healthy but Tasty Fresh organic fruit; organic sugar; purpose; intention; and a lot of hard work – that is the recipe for Nadia Khan’s success story.  She is the founder and creator of Wawa-Wee, a brand of premium organic fruit syrups, which is part of Teajara Foods, a Social Purpose Corporation. A homeschooling mom of four children, […]

Should I Blame Family’s Members Who Are Hanafis for Eating Lobster?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. I have some relatives who are Hanafi muslims. But they really like eating lobster, crab, calamari etc., even though they know it is not permissible within the Hanafi school. And I don’t think they’re going to stop. Should I forbid them to do this? 2. What […]

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

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 […]

How Can I Overcome Waswas Regarding the Permissibility of Food?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu’alaykum I have waswasa in distinguishing between Halal and Haram food. It has got to the point that I am almost not eating/drinking anything but tea , water, milk. I have a tendency whenever we buy any food to go straight onto Google and google the ingredients which puts […]

Can I Eat Haram Meat When I Am in a Non-Muslim Country?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam, When a Muslim lives in a non-Muslim country and does not find any halal food nearby, can he eat non-halal food like chicken, beef or sheep? And if lard may have been used as cooking oil for seafood or fish what I should do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

Is Genetically Modified Food Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is genetically modified food halal? Answer: assalamu `alaykum A number of major scholarly bodies have deemed genetically modified foods as permissible provided that they do not not cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment. These include the Majma` al-Fiqh al-Islami and the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India. The […]

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

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu ‘alaikum, When the call to prayer is given and food is on the table should we eat first and then pray? This has bothered me a lot during Ramadan because my mother would have food prepared at maghreb time. I follow the Shafi’i school. Answer: Assalamu ‘Alaykum wa […]