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Eating at a Restaurant

Salam alaykum, In Belgium it is difficult to find Halal place to eat. My family and friends sometimes take me out to Restaurant, but they sell Haraam. I eat the fish and chips. But now someone inform me that it is not permissible to even eat the fish and the chips....

Cat food

Asalamualaikum I’ve read that we can’t purchase pet food made out of meat slaughtered unislamically because they’re still considered haram even if we don’t eat them. However, I recently found out that two of the brands I buy which make fish selection cat food, both...

Raffling an Item

Question Are these competitions allowed? ‘Stand a chance to win a fish bowl by entering your name and number in a draw box just for K10. Lucky draw wins the fish bowl.’ Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum...

Using live bait for fishing

Question Asalamualaukum Is it allowed to fish using a live bait? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, it is not permissible to cause unnecessary pain and suffering to any...

Is it permissible to eat cuttlefish?

Question: Is it permissible to eat cuttlefish? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to...

Are budgie droppings impure?

Question: 1) are budgie poop impure? 2) does one have to wash or change their clothes before salah or will removing the poop simply suffice? What if the poop goes on your rug or sofa etc? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu...

Is shark halal to eat?

Question: Is shark halal to eat? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to the Hanafi school of Fiqh, sea creatures which are classified as samak are permissible to...

Is it permissible to consume puffer fish?

Question: Is it permissible to consume puffer fish? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Puffer fish are generally believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrates in the...

Is it permissible to consume stingrays?

Question: Is it permissible to consume stingrays? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Stingrays are a group of rays, which are cartilaginous fishes related...