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Food Containing E-Number Additives

Food Containing E-Number Additives: Halal?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam permits Muslims to eat what is good and lawful, and orders them to avoid what is bad and …

Is Pork Really Haram

Is Pork Really Haram?

A little boy asks his brother if pork is really haram even if it is raised on a clean farm? They go to the sheikh for the simple answer!

10 Symptoms Someone Is Converting to Islam

10 Symptoms Someone is Converting to Islam

Of all the things our friends and families could get into, we in the West seem to fear Islam the most. Which is pretty dumb because as someone who has drug addicts and criminals as family members, I can tell you there are much, MUCH worse things (and converting to Islam is NOT a bad …

Swine Disease, Politics, and the Prohibition of Pork

Swine Disease, Politics, and the Prohibition of Pork

It is commonly known that Muslims, Jews, and some Christians do not eat pork. In the Bible (King James Version), one can read, And the swine, though it has a split hoof completely divided, yet it chews not the cud; it is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass …

Slaughtering Pigs by Muslim Butchers

Slaughtering Pigs by Muslim Butchers: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Pork is forbidden for Muslims and therefore it is impermissible for a Muslim to slaughter a pig. 2- In …

10 Fears Every Western Muslim Faces

10 Fears Every Western Muslim Faces

The Muslim will often start the day with an “I come in peace as the good will ambassador of Islam” smile. But he/she fears said smile will turn to a joker smile when forced to confront not so nice stares. The Muslim’s tangential fear is that the creepy smile…

Why Don't Muslims Eat Pork? - 3 Reasons

Why Don't Muslims Eat Pork? - 3 Reasons

A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these ova die. In a research project undertaken in America, it was found that out of twenty-four people suffering from Trichura Tichurasis (another worm commonly found in pork), twenty two had cooked the pork very well…

Eating Food Fried in Pork Oil

Eating Food Fried in Pork Oil: Permissible?

Wa`alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.  In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: We have to abstain from consuming the flesh of the pork as well as any food that is fried in its oil, since pork is impure, and hence,  it contaminates the oil …

Does Islam Aim to Eliminate Pigs?

Salam (Peace) Paula, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Islam teaches that God Almighty is the Creator and Sustainer of the whole universe and everything in it. Among the beings He created, the human being has a special place in the universe. God, in the noble Quran, states thus about the creation of …

Accepting Invitation of Non-Muslim Neighbor

Accepting Invitation of Non-Muslim Neighbor: OK?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, thank you very much for having confidence in us, and we hope our efforts, which are purely for Allah’s Sake, meet …



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