Giving doubtful food items to non-Muslims

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Q: Is it permissible to give away doubtful eatables (doubtful because few ingredients are mashbooh) like chocolates, biscuits and similar items to a non-Muslim?


A: If you are not clear of there being haraam ingredients then you may give it away to a non-Muslim.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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