We (muslim) treat zamzam as a sacred water, similarly hindus treat cow … there is no way left for us.

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Assalamualaikum, we (muslim) treat zamzam as a sacred water, similarly hindus treat cow urine as a sacred thing and drink it. We (muslims) are getting every food items like oil, soap, butter, water, medicines, flour, pulses, fruits, food items etc from companies owned by hindus, as muslims do not have any company, because for establishing a company he or she has to study science and technology,which we do not have facility and do not like to, then need a bank loan, bank and insurance all stuff, which muslims are not allowed to involve. In this situation, are we not eating what hindus want us to eat ?  Are we not fully dependent on those people who are not muslims ? In that case we and our ulema permits things when we need them, because there is no way left for us.   Wassalam


Ref. No. 813 Alif

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

There is no issue in purchasing items from non-Muslims’ companies. Yes, if it is confirmed or probable that they use urine or any other impurity as ingredients of their products one must not use such product.  

As for bank loans and insurance, they are haram. And using something haram as a means to achieve halal things is not allowed.

And Allah knows best


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Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.