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Eating food cooked by a Kaafir

A non muslim friend of mine brought vegetarian food to eat. I know she doesnt wash her hands after using the toilet & only realised it after eating the food she touched. Does that make the food haraam?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the food is completely vegetarian and there is no mixture of any haram ingredients in it including the type of oil used to cook the vegetable, then it is permissible to consume such food. A non-Muslim touching vegetarian food does not make the food impure.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Bin Hisham Amod

Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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