Wearing Pig Skin Suede Shoes

I suffer from intense foot pain from birth that has a crippling effect when I walk a block or stand for 20 minutes or so. I came across these medically altered shoes that have provided some relief. I found out today that they are made of Pig skin suede. Is it permissible for me to keep wearing these shoes? Your help will be really appreciated. Thank you.

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Regarding Eatables

I appreciate your answers very much. Presently I have some practical questions and need their answers. We live in UK and here all the eatables contain some gelatine (wheat /pork/beef/meat) in them. Examples of such food include ice-cream, biscuits, medicine etc. My questions in this regard follow:


1) If we don’t know whether the ice-cream has gelatin or not what should we do? Sometimes the management also does not know about them.
2) My wife bought medicine for lactation for my two months old son. We came to know that the shell of cod liver oil tablets contains gelatin in the ingredient. What should we do now? Origin of Gelatin is not mentioned.
3) What about Mcdonald's fish Burger? Can we eat that or not?
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Permissibility Of Eating Chicken From Non-Halal Restaurants

I live in Pittsburgh, USA with my family. My question is regarding the permissibility of eating chicken from non-halal restaurants here. There is a severe shortfall of halal-restaurants here in Pittsburgh. Most of the Muslim community generally does not mind eating chicken from places like McDonalds which are not halal. The Imam at our local mosque claims that since chicken is not a haram item, you are allowed to eat it from all restaurants. The only alternative we have is having fish or vegetable everyday which is hard to do considering that the items available are very limited. I cannot even take food every day from home since my mother is not well enough to arrange packed meals for me every day. Please advise, is chicken permissible given the context of non-availability of halal food and limited availability of vegetables and fish items?

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Problems In Obtaining Halal Food

I live in Pittsburgh, USA with my family. My question is regarding the permissibility of eating chicken from non-halal restaurants here. There is a severe shortfall of halal-restaurants here in Pittsburgh. Most of the Muslim community generally does not mind eating chicken from places like McDonalds which are not halal. The Imam at our local mosque claims that since chicken is not a haram item, you are allowed to eat it from all restaurants. The only alternative we have is having fish or vegetable everyday which is hard to do considering that the items available are very limited. I cannot even take food everyday from home since my mother is not well enough to arrange packed meals for me everyday. Is chicken permissible in case of non-availability of halal food and limited availability of vegetables and fish items?

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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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Concerns About Food Offered By A Host

I follow the opinion that we can only eat the food if Allah's name has been invoked upon it (along with other necessary conditions), even if its sacrificed by Muslims, Christians or Jews. Is that correct? Considering the opinion I hold, my question is regarding eating food at some of our Muslim brothers' homes. We come across different situation in western countries that I am mentioning below.

1. We know about one of our Muslim brothers that he doesn't strictly care about the halal and haram food. If he invites us for a dinner, should we specifically ask him whether the food is halal or not, and refuse to eat if its not (this is what I think I should do). Or can we have a positive-thinking about our Muslim brother that he would have arranged halal food for us.

2. We know about one of our Muslim brothers that he considers the food of all the people of book as Halal (even without invoking Allah's name). What should be our approach in this situation. I have read that in case of difference of opinions in fiqh between Muslims, we should respect and follow the opinion of our Muslim brother who is hosting us. Does that apply in this situation too, such that we may respect and follow his opinion when we are at his home, and eat the food without hesitation (this is what I currently think I should do)?

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Use Of Alcohol

Alcohol can be used as medicine. In case of insomnia (lack of sleep), doctors prescribe tablets which cause sleep. My questions in this regard follow:

1) Can alcohol be used for this purpose, when the patient needs sleep, otherwise he/she could become sick because of lack of sleep? Already it has been used nowadays in many cough syrup and it has this additional effect of sleep also? Can we use those syrups for sleep?
2) So can we use beer, or wine a little to get sleep, if we are having a problem in sleep and it is confirmed diagnosed by doctors?
3) Or simply because of mental tension, we could not sleep but a little wine can make us sleep? Would it be allowable?
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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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موجودہ موسيقی ميں وہ کيا اصلاحات ہونی چاہييں جن کی بنا پر يہ حرمت کے دائرے سے نکل آئے؟

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