Why Can’t Muslims Eat Pork? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Why can’t Muslims eat pork? 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 […]

Can I Work for a Restaurant Serving Pork and Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I just got a job as a server at a seafood restaurant. Even though I won’t be preparing the pork or alcohol directly, I’ll still have to serve it to the customer if they order it. Can I work at such a place? Should I quit the job since […]

Is Gelatin Derived From Pork Permissible to Consume? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam aleykum, Is gelatin derived from pork permissible to consume? Some people are saying that gelatin derived from pork underwent the process of istihala (transformation). They use the example that dung is impermissible but used as a fertilizer. Out of that fertilizer we grow crops which are permissible to […]

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 […]

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

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum, I live with my non-Muslim family who eats non-halal food. We share the same utensils, pans, plates and so on. How precautious should I be using the same as my family use? Is it necessary to wash a certain number of times or are the things pure […]

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 […]

Is It Permissible to Use Boar for Any Purpose?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it permissible to use the boar for any purpose, including its hair? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. A boar takes the ruling of a pig in that it is essentially filthy (najis al-`ayn). [Ibn […]

Is Ghusl (Purification Bath) Required Before Prayer if I Drink Alcohol or Eat Pork?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Does one need to make ghusl after eating or drinking the haram things such as pork or wine before praying? Answer: Walaikum assalam, 1. Neither one’s ablutions (wudu) nor one’s ritual bath (ghusl) are invalidated by sins such as eating pork or drinking wine. Therefore, it is not legally […]

Is it Permissible to Take Medicine That Contains Gelatin?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have a medical condition for which I have been given medication by my consultant. The medication contains gelatin and is not available in any other form. There is nothing I can take as a substitute for this medication either. According to the Hanafi Madhab, would it be permissible […]