Eating the Meat of the People of the Book

Ustadh Salman Younas answers questions about the lawfulness of eating meat slaughtered by Jews or Christians, and what to do if halal meat is hard to get. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. Since in our countries (South America) it is very problematic to get halal meat, and where even halal meat is […]

Should I Buy Halal Food for My Cats? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam’aleykum, I am taking care of 3 cats. Do we need to buy halal food for them? Answer:Wa alaykum al-Salam There are two areas of concern relating to your question. One is feeding animals carrion or non-slaughtered meat and the other is purchasing of such meat. Feeding animals carrion: […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding Accidentally Consuming Haram Food?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salaamu alaykum, We have falsely assumed that vitamin tablets were okay because they do not have a gelatine capsule. But they contain vitamins derived from pork gelatine. What should we do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, […]

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 It Permissible to Eat at a Place Owned by a Non-Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamualaykum, Is it permissible to eat dishes prepared with ritually slaughtered ingredients in non-Muslim restaurants? When eating at non-Muslim restaurants, there is a possibility that ritually slaughtered ingredients may be cross-contaminated with non-ritually slaughtered ingredients, but it is impossible to know with certainty. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I […]

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

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In the past I have seen food being contaminated in a restaurant/food selling place that also sells haram food. For this reason I have avoided such places for approximately 3 years. Should I go by these doubts? How did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and […]

Should I Cut Off Relations With Family Who Fed Me Haram Food?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Asalamualaykum, My father fed me food which was haram. I only found out once I saw the take out box.  While I was eating it I felt strange but I disregarded the feeling as he is obviously my father. Once I found out the food was haram I walked […]

Foreign Sweets Sold in Mecca and Medina That Appear to Be Impermissible

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: We see many sweets sold in shops in Mecca and Madina which are impermissible (haram) back home. These sweets are produced/packed abroad, and appear to have the same ingredients. Should these sweets be avoided? We also see many ‘locals’ buying these sweets, whereby I assume that they think they […]

A Reader on Halal Meat

Eating the Meat of the People of the Book Can We Eat Meat Slaughtered by Jews and Christians? Can We Eat Machine Slaughtered Meat? Meat Handled, Processed, Packed and Transported by Non-Muslims What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School? Cutting Off the Animal’s Head Directly After Being Slaughtered A Guide […]