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Obedience To The Law Of The Land

Question:We have heard that a muslim must abide by the law of the country.Please advise if this is correct and on what authority.The above fatwa is mentioned frequently and seems to be agreed upon. It is a huge statement as the law regulates most portions of life and...

Sanitizer

Question:To enter many shops one must first make use of sanitizers, the same is for masjids who have hand sanitizers by the entrance for people to use. The sanitizers contain 60+ percent alcohol.Is it permissible to use such things that contain for cleaning? Also what...

Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

Question:Is it permissible to use sanitizer in islam as it contains 70 to 90 percent alcohol?  Answer: It is impermissible to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The Shari’ah only gives permission to use Haram ingredients for the treatment of sickness if there are...

Kefir

Question:Please kindly advise if Kefir is permissible to consume. There are some that are sold retail whilst others are home-made. Please advise on both abovementioned, whether it is halaal for consumption as it has been mentioned that the culture used to product the...

Receiving Alcohol As A Gift

Question:I received a bottle of alcohol as a gift with my business. What should I do with this bottle? Can I give it to my non-Muslim neighbour? Answer: You must either pour the alcohol away (i.e. discard and destroy it) or return the alcohol to the person who...

Asking The Host About The Origin Of His Food

Question:I have come across the following narration:إِذَا دَخَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ عَلَى أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ فَأَطْعَمَهُ فَلْيَأْكُلْ مِنْ طَعَامِهِ، وَلَا يَسْأَلُهُ عَنْهُ، وَإِنْ سَقَاهُ شَرَابًا فَلْيَشْرَبْ مِنْ شَرَابِهِ وَلَا يَسْأَلُهُ عَنْهُ،Is this a general...

Drinks Containing Ethanol

Question:Is it permissible to drink Pepsi, Coke, Lucozade etc? Answer: Any alcohol that is derived from grapes, dates and raisins is totally forbidden. All A’immah agree that alcohol derived from the above three sources are Najis (impure) and Haraam. A...

Ethanol In Food And Drink Items

Question:I would like to know if it is permissible to consume ethanol alcohol found in many food and sweet products as well as in some fizzy drinks ? I would also like to kmow  if it will be correct to consider it as Haraam ? Answer: Firstly we would define...