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Ordering prawns for a friend

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Q: How do we handle differences of opinion, what should be done in the following scenario: If I’m ordering a takeaway and I order like a chicken curry and the other person wants a prawn curry, is it haram for me to order it when they believe it’s halal? Is it also wrong to pass them the prawn curry? Also if someone follows the opinion that commercial vinegar is haram (when it’s changed purposely) is it wrong for them to ask for condiments for other person on their food (like mayonnaise on a burger, when mayonnaise, ketchup etc. usually contains vinegar)? Please explain how we should deal with the situations like above. Do you refuse to order prawns which may cause hostility? (I don’t mind hostility if it’s the correct thing to do!) Thank you.


A: You rather ask your friend to order and get by himself whatever he wants.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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