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Food Consumption – A Reader

This reader gathers various guidelines on food consumption, from the etiquette of eating, to what is considered impermissible to eat. Adab of Eating and Feeding Others Eating Right: Eating Out – A Luxury or a Necessity? by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Riyad al-Salihin: Book on the Adab Related to Food Should We Cover Food? Is It Permissible to Do Dhikr and […]

Don’t Forget to Mention Allah’s Name! – Shaykh Amin Buxton

Every year in the blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal, we should come to know our Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, a little better. In this series, we try to do this by looking at the things that brought a smile to his blessed face and at times made him laugh. Remembering Allah […]

Is It Best to Eat and Sleep Well and Worship More or to Eat and Sleep Less and Worship Less?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. Is it best to eat well and worship more or to eat less and worship less? 2. How do we reconcile the Islamic view on eating, drinking and sleeping less with modern-day recommendations to get all of the necessary minerals and vitamins which requires us to […]

Can I Give Impermissible Food to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Would non muslims be obligated to cover any particular parts of their body as they do not have any legal private region? Having said this, would it be permissible for a muslim to look at the hair, for example, of an unrelated non muslim woman if no […]

Should We Cover Food?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, What does the following hadith from Bukhari mean? Abu Humaid came carrying a cup of milk to the Prophet. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Will you not cover it even by placing a stick across it?” Is this hadith only about covering milk or any food? Answer: Wa […]

Can I Eat Halal Meat Cooked by a Christian? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I got this question from a christian friend of mine whose family on principle do not consume alcohol nor pork. If they cook halal meat and invite Muslims over, can the Muslims parttake of the food? What is the ruling on food in general in this case? […]

It Is Permissible to Eat Non-Zabiha Meat in North America?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to eat non-zabiha meat (meat not slaughtered with Islamic standards) in North America? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub […]

Can We Talk About Biryani For A Moment? by Asma K Arif

“We got to feed them after the event otherwise no one will come” goes the mantra in the lead up to many Islamic programs. Asma K Arif questions why it is that Muslims struggle to organize successful programs without the element of food.   Disclaimer: Though the intention to offend is not present by the author of […]

Is Food Bought With a Credit Card Halal? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is food bought with a credit card halal? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned […]

True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]