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Dietary Law

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:44  GMT

Can food stuffs be considered unlawful merely because they are addictive - mildly or severely addictive - or does the addictiveness have to be noticeably harmful? How would the generally mild addictiveness of excessive caffiene be cosidered, verses the possibly severe addictiveness of other non-intoxicating substances?

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:43  GMT

Can muslims eat food products conatining cochineal in theri ingredients? I heard that this ingredient is made from insects.

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:42  GMT

Is horsemeat lawful for a Muslim to eat? Is it true that Imam Mâlik regarded it as prohibited? Is it prohibited in the Mâlikî school of thought? Is it prohibited in any other school of thought?

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:41  GMT

A disagreement has taken place regarding using nutmeg in cooking. One group says that since a little bit of nutmeg is not intoxicating and that cake that it is being used in will not ever be intoxicating, no matter how much is eaten, that it is allowed to be used. This group pointed to the article on the IslamToday site about non-alcoholic beer being allowed as support for this. Another group understands from the hadeeth of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him, that if a lot of a s ...

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:40  GMT

I have an illness that makes eating certain foods harmful to my health. However, I really enjoy these foods, and they are lawful in themselves and bought with my lawful earnings. Therefore, can I eat these foods in spite of the health risks?

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:39  GMT

I am trying to convince my family of the seriousness of the sin of drinking. Could you please give me evidence that drinking is a serious sin?

Last Modified:  24 Aug 2011 12:38  GMT

In vanilla flavoring and many other flavorings there is alcohol. I am not sure of the percentage. These flavorings are used in icecream and many other processed foods and beverages. So can we eat these things?

Last Modified:  01 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

Ruling on eating sweets that contain gelatin and carmine ar - en Today it is quite often hard to find for example candy that is halaal for us to eat. Especially here in the western countries، a lot of the candy contains gelatine. But there is also another substance that is used to make the candy get the colour they have، and it is called carmine، which is the red colour (which they use in candy and more)and they get it from female lice. Some moslims are not aware of this and I w ...

Last Modified:  18 Jul 2011 02:10  GMT

My question is: my wife and I are Muslims and we try to eat halaal meat as much as possible. But my mother is not Muslim and she buys meat from stores that do not sell halaal meat and cooks it. Is it haraam to eat the meat that she cooks for us?? Please note that she does that with a good intention. Is there any harm in refusing to eat the food she offers to us? What is the ruling on that? May Allah reward you with good.

Last Modified:  17 Jul 2011 02:10  GMT

I wanted to know how many times can a person eat during the whole day. In the Quran it reads “O Children of Adam! Take your adornment to every Masjid, and eat and drink, but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not the wasteful” [7:31]. Also in the Hadith Imam Ahmad recorded that Al-Miqdam bin Ma`dikarib Al-Kindi said that he heard the Messenger of Allah saying, The Son of Adam will not fill a pot worse for himself than his stomach. It is enough for the Son of Adam to eat a fe ...

Last Modified:  03 Jul 2011 02:10  GMT

Is was told that it was haram to eat or to bring food into the bathroom but when I told someone about this they laughed and said I was wrong. What is the ruling?

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