Food Prepared In The Name Of Other Than God

There are food items other than flesh of animals. Some people cook such food and give it away while they do not invoke Allah’s name on it but invoke some other entity like a Prophet or a saint. Can we eat such food? Or it is ḥarām for us to eat when offered by any?

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Selling Edibles Containing Chemicals Found In Marijuana

There is this substance called spice in the U.S. And it is sold as incense. But it has the same chemicals as marijuana. Customers use it in order to get high of it. I see a lot of the Muslim brothers selling it in the stores. When I tell them this is haram, they reply “No, we sell it as incense and it is up to the people to use it however they like”. My Question is, is it haram to sell these kinds of things.

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Vegetarianism

Can a Muslim be a vegetarian?

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Social Interaction With Non-Muslims

If a non-Muslim living in full by means of usury business invites me for food in his house, can I go and eat his food? If yes, then may I know the proofs that conclude such results?

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Meat Of The Animals Slaughtered By Non-Muslim

I have been living in the U.S for over 20 years and have been fighting this war of "Zabiha Meat” with lot of people. My question is that can I buy beef, for example, from average market which was never prepared or prayed upon by Muslim slaughter way? People argue that in Al-An’am it clearly says: Eat not of (meat) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced: That would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you if you were to obey them, you would indeed be Pagans." (Q. 6:121) Therefore, meat has to be prayed upon by Muslim with Allah's name before it can be eaten by Muslim.

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Eating Makruh Food

One often comes across people especially in Pakistan and India using the term Makruh while talking about certain foods. We are aware of Halal (i.e. allowed for consumption) and Haram (i.e. forbidden) foods but there seems to be a lot of confusion about Makruh foods. I have been told that such foods are not Haram but fall in the category about which we are doubtful. It is also said that we are recommended to avoid them. Please explain this in the light of the Qur’an and the Hadith.

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Eating Fish Without Slaughtering?

Why fish is halal without slaughtering?

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Basis Of Halal And Haram

Has Islam fully differentiated between halal and haram. What is the nature of the concept of halal in Islam. How can I explain this concept to a non-Muslim?

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Invoking Allah’s Name While Slaughtering And The Status Of The Food Prepared By Ahl e Kitab

I was having a discussion with a group of friends on halāl meat and would appreciate if you could shed some light on this topic. Allāh has permitted us to eat the flesh of animals slaughtered by Ahl-i Kitāb. Here in the UK the meat that is generally available is approved by the church (though I have not confirmed this). I think the only condition they have is that the blood be drained (again this is contentious as stunning is used). However, assuming it is approved by the Church, would it make this meat permissible for Muslims to consume although the people who may be slaughtering the animals may be atheists / non-Christian / non-Jews? Can we follow the assumption that the UK is a Christian country? I found this reference on another site, islamqa.com

If a Muslim or a kitābī (Jew or Christian) slaughters an animal for meat, and it is not known whether he mentioned the name of Allāh while slaughtering it or not, it is permissible to eat from it, and the one who eats it should say the name of Allāh, because of the report that was narrated by al-Bukhāri (2057) from ‘Ā’ishah (may Allāh be pleased with her), that some people said: O Messenger of Allāh, some people bring meat to us, and we do not know whether they invoked the name of Allāh while [preparing it] it or not. The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “Invoke the name of Allāh over it and eat.”
Thank you.
Abdul Bāsiṭ
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کھانا کھاتے وقت سلام کرنا یا سلام کا جواب دینا

کیا کھانا کھاتے وقت کسی کو سلام کرنا یا سلام کا جواب دینا گناہ یا بری بات ہے؟

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عورت کا بال کٹوانا

میں آپ سے چند سوالات پوچھنا چاہتا ہوں۔ پہلا یہ کہ میں نے المورد کی سائٹ پر عورتوں کے بال کٹوانے سے متعلق ایک آرٹیکل پڑھا تھا جس میں حضرت عائشہؓ کے بال کٹوانے کا ذکر ہے۔ برائے مہربانی اس حدیث کا حوالہ بھی دیجیے جس سے یہ معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ حضرت عائشہؓ نے نبیؐ کی وفات کے بعد اپنے بال کٹوائے تھے۔ میرا دوسرا سوال داہنے ہاتھ سے کھانے کی سنت سے متعلق ہے۔ کیا یہ سنت پوری کرنا صرف اس وقت ضروری ہے جب ہم کھانے میں صرف اپنے ہاتھ استعمال کر رہے ہوں یا جب ہم کھانے کے لیے چھری کانٹا استعمال کر رہے ہوں تو بھی صرف داہنا ہاتھ ہی استعمال کرنا سنت ہے؟ میرا تیسرا سوال موسیقی سے متعلق ہے۔ سورہ مومنون میں جنتیوں کا کردار بیان کیا گیا ہے جس کی تیسری آیت میں جو لفظ 'اللّغو' استعمال ہوا ہے اس سے متعلق مولانا امین احسن اصلاحی کا کہنا ہے کہ یہ تمام قسم کی لغویات (مباح یا غیر مباح) کے معنوں میں آتا ہے۔ تو گویا موسیقی ایک مباح عمل ہے؟ برائے مہربانی رہنمائی فرمائیں۔

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اہلِ کتاب کا کھانا

میرا نام سمرین ہے اور میں آسٹریلیا میں رہتی ہوں ۔مجھے یہ معلوم کرنا ہے کہ کیا ہم کسی بھی ریسٹورنٹ میں سے پکی ہوئی مرغی کھا سکتے ہیں ؟یہاں چونکہ بہت سے حلال ریسٹورنٹ نہیں ہیں اس لیے زیادہ تر لوگ یہ خیال کرتے ہیں کہ ہمیں مرغی ہی کھانی چاہیے کیونکہ یہ لوگ عیسائی ہیں لہٰذا یہ اگرچہ مرغی ذبح کرتے وقت اس پر اللہ کا نام نہ لیں پر کسی اور کا نام بھی نہ لیتے ہوں گے ، اس بارے میں آپ کی کیا رائے ہے ؟

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