12th March 2022
As salamalikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu, I moved to UK in 2017 from Saudi Arabia and because it was my first time for studies. I had no clue what to look for in food to deem it haram accept for pork and alcohol.
On my first week I brought frozen pizza, that had pork pepperoni on it when I saw that I removed the pork and ate the pizza because I wasn't aware of the contamination issue just like that I have made few mistakes here and there where I had no idea at all that the thing could even contain haram ingredients.
I am just very guilty and don't know how to overcome this guilt. Will this be recorded as a sin for me and is there a way I can undo the effect in my body?
9th December 2021
What makes fresh chips Haraam
19th November 2021
Due to refurbishment in the kitchen we have no sink.
I have been told that is haram to wash food items in the bathroom basin.
Is this correct?
4th September 2021
Assalaamu alaikum..i live in tamil nadu ,india..
my question is can we eat eggs sold from a non muslim shop??is eggs(white color) halal or it should be organic or in organic or both??
same applies for the chicken and vegetables we eat normally...is only organic food halal or non organic also?
pls answer my question to best of your knowledge..i do not want to consume haram things..pls help asap
6th December 2020
When is it permissible to use rennet
20th January 2013
Can you confirm if the following Sensodyne Toothpastes are halal:
-Sensodyne Repair & Protect
6th December 2012
If food or water etc is left uncovered overnight, what thoughts and beliefs are there regarding it; is it ok to consume it next morning?
11th September 2012
I am aware that we are allowed vanillin and vanilla essence however are we allowed vanilla extract and natural vanilla extract?
Jk for time
15th May 2012
Dear respected Mufti, Assalam-u-alaikum.
As a follower of the Hanfi Madhab we are told that sea food such as lobsters and crabs are Halal. I travel alot and particularly to countries which have a bigger majority of followers of the Shafi Madhab. In this environment sometimes we may inadvertently eat lobster, crab etc which the Shafis consider Halal particularly when you are a guest at someones house that serves you many dishes and youy may not be aware of the ingredients. What is the ruling on this scenario and is it permissible in a Shafi environment to eat as the Shafis do?
15th May 2012
Salaam, I wanted to know if the ingredient shellac is halal or not, because they use in some of tesco brand sweets, for example: Milk covered peanuts.
1st September 2011
I am aware of hadith which have stated that it is halal to eat an animal which has been hunted using an arrow and died before the hunter was able to get to it to slaughter it by cutting the neck.
I would like to know if it is permissible to eat a hunted animal, like a deer, if it has been shot by a rifle bullet but dies before the hunter can get to it.
As these animals are wild, the shots are often take at quite a long range, and then the animal may also run a few more yards after it has been shot so often it is difficult to get to it before it dies.
24th October 2009
In an earlier answer, you stated that cow rennet is permissible to use based on a Hadith in which the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wa sallum) ate cheese made by the Magians.
Would this answer still apply if the process used to make the rennet is as described in the following Wikipedia article under the heading "Modern method" and involves not just extracting the rennet from a (Non-zabeeha) animal's stomach, but actually freezing the stomach and cutting it up and then treating the stomach chemically to get the rennet from it?
9th October 2009
I wrote to Krispy Kreme regarding their doughnuts. They have replied as follows. Please advise if it is permissible for us to eat them.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts do not contain alcohol products manufactured to be consumed as a beverage, such as liquors, wine and beer.
The glaze on Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts contains a specially produced flavouring that is made and approved for use according to strict FDA guidelines. This flavouring contains a small amount of ethyl alcohol, a common ingredient that, incidentally, is also naturally present in just about all fresh fruits and vegetables. The flavouring for Krispy Kreme’s glaze contains less than 2 percent ethyl alcohol, an essential ingredient for many flavourings commonly used in commercial food production. By contrast, vanilla flavouring, an ingredient widely used in many foods, such as ice cream, cakes, cookies, even animal crackers for children, contains 35 percent ethyl alcohol.
It is important to note, however, that when the flavouring is mixed into the glaze recipe, it becomes less than 1 percent of the total composition, and, therefore, the ethyl alcohol content drops to less than 0.02 percent. During the cooking of the glaze, virtually all , if not all, of the ethyl alcohol is lost through evaporation.
We hope you find this information helpful and appreciate the opportunity to provide assistance and we look forward to serving you in the future.
Krispy Kreme UK Ltd
Tel: 01276 601170
Fax: 01276 601180
8th June 2009
In a recent question regarding the consumption of whale, the answer given was that it is impermissible and that the Companions ate of it due to dire necessity. However, why did the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam also partake of it and furthermore, it is mentioned that the Companions ate until they gained a great deal of weight?
Furthermore, Bukhari narrates that the Prophet said “Eat, for it is food Allah has brought out for you, and feed us if you have some of it.” So some of them gave him (of that fish) and he ate it.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, no: 4104)
In Muslim, the narration of Jabir says that "We lived on it for a month - and there were three hundred of us - eating until we were full"
Please clarify this issue.
22nd January 2009
I had a question about eating in a chinese restaurant in America. Pork is served in the restaurant. I like to order vegeterian fried rice. Is it halaal or haraam
29th November 2008
here in the U.K. Restaurants selling Indian food along with alcohol is rampant, the sad thing is, is that they are mostly run by so called muslims. by question is, is that there are mainly three types of people in this employment namely the owner, the waiter and those in the kitchen. The owner by its very nature consumes the profit made from the food as well as the alcoholic drinks. The waiters role, as you know is to take customers orders and to serve be it food or alcoholic drinks and lastly the people in the kitchens role is only to prepare food and to deliver, having nothing to do with the alcoholic drinks but at the same time both the waiter, explicitly, and the kitchen staff implicitly aiding the restaurant owner in running the business. My question is, how would you class the three types of peoples earning e.g. (Halal, Haraam, Makrooh etc, etc)
May Allah elevate the Ummah.
29th August 2008
You have submitted the following answer.
It is not permissible to eat the Zabiha of a Shi'a nor is it permissible to purchase meat from them.
Answered by Mufti Yaseen Shaikh - Answer Approved by Shaikhul Hadeeth Mufti Farooq
Please give me the references from Quran and Hadith. Why you consider shia's Zabiha haram, if they slaughter in the name of Allah as well?
28th August 2008
I heard that if alcohol is found in any item, be it food, medication or toiletry items such as body sprays face creams etc, etc and is extracted from dates or grapes then this is Haram. If so, why is it only dates and grapes?
May Allah elevate the Ummah.
12th August 2008
Assalamu Alaikum Mufti Saab. I have developed the habit of reciting Basmalah before every mouthful of food (bcz I am very thankful for it from Allah) and I am very comfortable with it……..my question is that is it considered as extremity or any form of bid'ah?
25th June 2008
I heard that the scientific term for alcohol in vinegar is different from the definition given by the shari'ah, if so then what is it and why is it?
May Allah elevate the Ummah.