Eating at haraam outlets

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Q: I study in China and I have a lot of difficulties in eating food and deciding between Halal and Haraam. I want to ask you to please clarify me somethings.

1. Can we eat chicken or beef at International Brands like KFC, McDonalds etc.? 

2. Are the flavored crisps like Lays BBQ flavor halal or haraam? Please help me in this regard.



1. These are all kuffaar outlets. How can their food ever be halaal. Kufr is the same, whether it is Macdonalds or whether it is Chinese.

2. If the ingredients are haraam then it will be haraam.

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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