Eating fruits with larvae

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Q: Sometimes when we open plums (fruits), there are larvae. Is it permissible to eat these plums if we remove the larvae? Sometimes the larvae has left small balls of feces which are stuck to the plum and difficult to remove. Do we have to throw away these plums?


A: Yes.

No, just cut off that faeces and eat the rest of the fruit.

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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