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General - People saying this is halal and haram

Last updated: 16th December 2006
Question ID: #3361
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16th December 2006

Assalamu Alaykum,

At school, it is a habit of some people to say this is haram and this is not a haram etc. e.g the other day someone mentioned that a chocolate is haram.

These people aren't people of knowledge and may just have heard it or looked up an ingredient and found that it is something to do with an animal.

In this case, it may not be haram because e.g. shellac is involved with animals but is is still halal.

In these cases, should you listen to the person and not eat the food or not?


Ulamaa ID 03
Answer last updated on:
16th December 2006
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

If what the person says, puts you in sufficient doubt, then one should wait till one asks one who is reliable and sound.
Imam Tirmdhi has recorded a Hadith on the authority of
Hadhrat Hasan (R.A) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi
wa sallam) said, "Leave aside that which puts you in
doubt (for things) which do not put you in doubt."

Abstaining from doubtful things acts as a barrier and
protects a person from indulging in Haraam.

We would suggest you learn more about the subject by visiting and Food Related category then Insha-Allah Ta'ala you would not be confused.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh