Is It Permissible to Sell Grapes to a Winemaker?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to sell grapes to a winemaker? I have a business that sells honey and recently a customer told me that they are using the honey to make mead. This is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water. Can I still continue to […]

Is It Valid to Marry Someone Who Has Been Drinking Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A friend met this guy who agreed to do marry her. He started to learn about Islam, he understood everything and on the day of the marriage he had a glass of wine. He then came at night, read his shahada and did the marriage in front […]

Can I Carry Boxes of Wine For Money?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum My brother helps his boss in transferring boxes from a truck to a building. The boxes contain wine bottles. If he is paid for just transferring the boxes (he is not concerned with what is inside), will that money be haram? Answer: assalamu alaykum The income your […]

Would You Clarify What Is Impure Regarding Leather and Alcohol in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. Is wearing pig leather haram in the hanafi school? 2. Could you expand on the four conditions of the permissibility of using alcohol derived from sources other than Raisins, grapes or dates? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Pig Leather 1. Yes, it is impermissible to wear […]

A Thing For Wine and Men, by Novid Shaid

“What is she looking at?” Lucy’s friends glanced at her and then at the figure on the other side of the street, who stood watching them, while they sat around the chic table outside a prestigious city wine bar. “She’s been staring at us, or rather at me, for a long time,” remarked Lucy, flicking […]

Is Propylene Glycol Permitted to Use and Consume?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is propylene glycol permitted to use and consume? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. While the drinking of alcohol as an intoxicant is clearly impermissible, Imam Abu Hanifa (may Allah be pleased with him) held […]

Is It Permissible To Use Products That Contain Stearic Acid?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Would it be haram to use products that contain stearic acid (and its derivatives such as sodium stearate, magnesium stearate, etc) that is derived from pork? Would it be permissible to use soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc in which the manufacturer may have used pork in manufacturing? Answer: wa `alaykum […]

Are Care Products Containing Vodka Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Are products containing “lime extracted in vodka” and “rosemary, an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, steeped in vodka” halal or haram? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam This would be permissible to use on the body. However, it would be better to avoid and find alternatives that do not contain such ingredients. The […]

Drinking Wine With Good Intention?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: In reference to your statement, “Our scholars said that the one who takes a glass of water to drink from, and then brings to mind that it is wine, it is unlawful for him to drink it,” if I take a glass of wine and then bring to my […]

What is the Ruling on Using Solid Intoxicants as Flavor Ingredients in Foods?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I believe there is an agreement between the schools that solid intoxicants are not considered impure if found in solid form. Many cultures utilize wine and beer as flavor ingredients in preparation of food. Far East Asian cultures in particular use wine for flavor when preparing quality meals. […]