Carmine

I have a query regarding an ingredient called, Carmine/Red lake 4/E 120/Cl 75470 status, as to whether it is halaal or haraam.

This constituent is extracted from a dead insect, cochineal bug. It is present in many items containing red food coloring to makeup brands many which bear the label "no animal ingredients". I found out that even many strawberry flavored products like yoghurts contained it.
Kindly, Clear the status of this ingredient so that I and the Muslims know whether to avoid it or not.

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Chicken In The Western Societies

I am serving in Pakistan Navy as Lieut Commander. Presently I am undergoing a training Course in Canada. I want to know about eating of chicken and lamb which is available in market or in our officer's mess. Please indicate under the light of Qur’an and Sunnah if it is ḥarām or ḥalāl. I am really worried aboout that.

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Kosher

Is it allowed for Muslims to use Kosher meat? Second query is about the fast food service of McDonald Burgers and Burger King series of restaurants who are American based restaurants but they are also selling their food products in Pakistan and other Islamic countries. Do you know what type of meat they are providing? I am in Germany, and we Muslims do not take any meat item from such places.

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Selling Pork And Non-Zabiha Meat

Are we allowed to sell Non-Zabiha meat including pork? I am trying to open a restaurant in which there will be Non-Zabiha chicken and meat, may be pig too. I am not sure of the legality of the act. Please confirm if this is halal.

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Pork Being Forbidden In Christianity

A friend of mine says pork was prohibited in the Old Testament, but keep reading, changes happen in new Testament.

God gave Peter a vision in which He declared all formerly unclean animals clean (Acts 10:15)

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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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Stunning Before Slaughtering

I live in Canada, where there are many ways to slaughter an animal here.

1. Some halal distributors use an automated process for slaughtering chicken. The process is as follows. First chicken is stunned but however still alive (this is a Canadian law and there is no way around it) b. Second chicken process through a conveyor belt where a circular knife cuts its neck partially, meaning only cutting the jugular vein. As slaughtering is in process and tape recorder is constantly reciting takbeer. Is this meat halal?

2. Almost all non-halal distributors use the same process as above for slaughtering chicken minus the recitation of takbeer.

3. I have hindu friends from Pakistan and India both. My Pakistani hindu friend always buys halal meat from the local grocery shop. I know this for the fact, am I allowed to eat the food he offers me. Why is this meat not halal on us, I have seen in Pakistan that majority of people slaughtering chicken in Pakistan don’t even say takbeer and sometimes they will be cursing at the street peddlers while cutting the chickens neck. Please kindly tell me the reasoning behind it. Also in today’s world it is not feasible to use a non-automated process to slaughter animal. Also the whole intent of these slaughtering plants is to kill the chicken so they are eaten by human beings.

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Serving Non-halal Food

I got a job as a cook at a pizza restaurant. The problem is that besides non-halal beef, I have to cook with pork as well. Is the earning halal? I personally don't think so and am really worried about what to do?

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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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